A few days ago, Enlightened sent me a coupon to try out their healthy, natural ice cream bars.  I love trying any new product, but I especially love ice cream of any kind, and healthy ice cream is even better!
The bars come in fudge, peanut butter, orange cream, coffee, and toasted almond.  They also sell ice cream sandwiches in vanilla bean and mint flavors.  My store only had the fudge and peanut butter bars, so I snatched up the fudge flavor wondering if it would taste at all like fudge bars!

But first off, let's take a look at the nutrition facts to see just what makes these bars so healthy!  The bars have 8 grams of protein (yes, 8!!!), 5 grams of fiber, and only 3 grams of sugar.  They also have only 70 calories making them perfect for a light treat or snack any time of the day!

I excitedly opened up one of the little packages awaiting inside the box and found this inside:
I loved that even though they are low calorie and healthy, they are still a good size!  It's always disappointing when something is so small that it only lasts a bite or two.  Not the case here!  Of course if it had been even bigger I definitely would not have complained because these bars are awesome.  But I'm getting a bit ahead of myself here… let's talk taste!  

It is recommended that the bars sit out to temper for three to five minutes before eating.  The first time I had one, I was so excited to try it that I completely forgot to do it, but I was sure to remember next time and set it out for a full five minutes.  It was a bit softer when I let it sit out, but I honestly didn't notice any other difference.  Both ways the bars were soft but firm (in a very "fudgey" way - they live up to their name!) and were so creamy and rich in flavor that if I had been wearing a blind fold, I never would have guessed I was eating something low fat and most definitely nothing healthy.  At first, I claimed that these were better than fudge bars, but then I realized that I hadn't had a regular fudge bar in years so perhaps that isn't a very good comparison.  Like fudge bars or not, however, Enlightened worked some real magic into their healthy ice cream bars, and I can't recommend that you try them enough.  I can personally say that I will be buying their bars again and am excited to try their other flavors, as well as their ice cream sandwiches.

Also, I wanted to mention that I found this company to be very nice, helpful, and responsive.  The corresponder that I worked with was awesome!

So if you haven't had luck with low fat, "healthy" ice cream in the past, don't pass up these bars thinking that they will be the same.  I think you will be pleasantly surprised!
Have your tried Enlightened ice cream bars?
What has your experience been with "healthy" ice cream?

Disclaimer:  Although I was able to try these ice cream bars free of charge, I was not compensated to write this review, and all opinions are my own.
 


Comments

06/19/2014 10:47

Yum! These look delicious. They remind me of Yasso frozen yogurt bars- those were great as well! I would probably buy whatever is cheaper at the store.

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06/19/2014 11:42

Okay, YUM! I haven't had any kind of a fudge bar in a really long time.. I should probably change that :) These look so good!!

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06/19/2014 11:54

I want to try these because I have to be honest with ya, I wasn't a big fan of Arctic Zero ice cream. My taste buds are too far gone in the world of sugar I think lol. These fudge bars look tasty though!

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06/19/2014 16:10

These look delicious and remind me of those Yasso bars!

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06/19/2014 23:00

Never heard of this ice cream brand??!! Will give it a try.

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Consuelo - Honey & Figs
06/20/2014 00:38

I SO want to try these! Thye don't look healthy at all!

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06/20/2014 01:25

Yum - those look SO good!

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06/20/2014 09:44

Ugh! I have NOT had ice cream in YEARS!!! And now.. I am craving it! I wish I could eat dairy! :(

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06/23/2014 14:15

Ummmm YUM!! These look amazing! They remind me of Yasso bars! I would LOVE to try them considering I LOVE ice cream!! :) Sounds good to me!!

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06/23/2014 14:17

These look SO yum!

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06/23/2014 17:07

These look SO good! I love any ice creams that are healthified. Arctic Zero is my current fave, but I can't ignore how marvelous these classic fudge pops are! Hope you're having a lovely June!

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08/13/2014 01:54

Keep up with your good work; I would come back to you.

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