When it comes to the light ice cream, not every pint is created equal. Here are our reviews on the best Halo Top ice cream flavours:
Tasting notes: This pint really delivers on its name—it actually tastes like you’re taking a bite out of a chocolate bar. The only qualm that came up with our testers was over whether it reminded us more of a Milky Way or Snickers.
Tasting Notes: Some tasters debated whether it was too sweet but the addition of what tastes like real cookie dough chunks (and a decent amount of them at that!) brought up the grade on this flavour significantly.
Tasting notes: We were hopeful Halo Top could nail such a basic flavour, but when it came down to it, it’s just not as good as the regular stuff. The taste is slightly bitter, like a “bad dark chocolate,” one tester noted.
Tasting notes: While we weren’t thrilled with the plain chocolate, Halo Top redeemed itself with another classic flavour. It’s icier than regular ice cream, but with no aftertaste and visible little specks of vanilla bean, we were thrilled with this pint of frozen goodness.
Tasting notes: Naturally, you have to like birthday cake to appreciate this one, but if you do it’s going to be your new favorite pint. One taster liked the creamy texture so much they went so far as to say that if you were doing a blind taste test, you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between this and the full-fat stuff.
Tasting notes: Mint lovers were excited to dip their spoons into this pint, and it did not disappoint. It’s not overpowering with mint flavor, though some tasters noticed a slight aftertaste. With a few more chocolate chips inside we would have awarded it an A.
Peanut Butter Cup
Tasting notes: The swirls of real peanut butter and creamy texture (one taster noted it was the most like real ice cream of all the pints) had everyone going back for seconds. It’s one of the flavours with a higher calorie count, but it’s worth the splurge.
Sea Salt Caramel
Tasting notes: The overwhelming taste of butterscotch candies turned some tasters off immediately—but if sweet and salty is what you’re after, then you’ve found your match.
Tasting notes: We couldn’t rave about this one enough. It’s creamy, not chalky, and the flavour is not overly fruity. It even had one strawberry hater converted.
Tasting notes: We couldn’t taste a trace of marshmallow—it’s more like a vanilla ice cream—but tasters were still smitten with this campfire favorite. The graham cracker crumbs are a nice added crunch.
Tasting notes: We went in with our spoons expecting a lemon sorbet taste, but were pleasantly surprised by how wrong we were. It’s not as tart, but rather creamy and sweet, like a slice of lemon cake was blended right in.
Chocolate Almond Crunch
Tasting notes: Despite such a simple concept, our testers thought this was the oddest flavour we tried. It tastes more like sweet cough syrup than chocolate, and the only almond flavour we noticed was because of the tiny pieces of nuts scattered inside.