Frozen Coffee Treats
As kids we looked forward to the arrival of the ice cream man or a trip to our neighborhood store that carried our favorite cool treats. Of course these days with our many dietary constraints, both self-imposed and medically mandated, we have to search high and low for treats that both tickle our palate and make the grade health-wise.
If you are a coffee lover like me, I’ve got a few that you may find a nice change, a more grown up version from the sticky sweet pops we ate as kids. I know I had a great time this weekend trying a few.
Trader Joe’s Java Floe Mocha Fudge Frozen Bars
Calorie Content: 140
Fat Content: 1.5 grams
Bars per container: 4
Taste Results: A definite mocha (coffee/chocolate) flavor. Icy consistency, not too sweet.
Starbucks Frappuccino Low Fat Ice Cream Bars-Mocha Flavor
These bars come in four flavors. Mocha, Java Fudge and Caffe Vanilla.
Calorie Content: 120
Fat Content: 1 gram
Bars per container: 6
Taste Results: Creamier and just a tad sweeter than the Trader Joe’s, good flavor.
Häagen-Dazs Coffee Almond Crunch
Calorie Content: 310
Bars per container: 3
Fat Content: 22g
Taste Results: Rich and creamy, good chocolate, good coffee flavor, a typical Häagen-Dazs concoction. Okay, clearly this one is not a dietary dream and could be a dietary disaster, but it certainly tastes good.
I would have to say my favorite of the bunch was the Starbucks Frappuccino Low Fat Ice Cream Bars-Mocha Flavor. It tastes great and the fat and calorie content are very good.
If you are looking for sugar-free versions, most of the brands offer these as well.
So when the mercury is high run to your favorite air-conditioned supermarket, spend some time in the frozen food aisle and pick up a few of your frozen coffee favorites.
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