For those of you who aren't familiar with my past reviews of Arctic Zero, and haven't heard the buzz about the frozen dessert in the grocery store or at the gym, here's why Arctic Zero is the ice cream that the #fitfam an #healthnut crowd goes nuts over.
Arctic Zero is a frozen dessert (technically not an ice cream, since it isn't made out of cream) that's fat-free, lactose-free, gmo-free, certified gluten-free, kosher, and low in sugar.
It's made of whey protein concentrate, so it's high in protein, and sweetened with monk fruit concentrate, so it's much lower in sugar than traditional ice cream and won't send you on a blood sugar rollercoaster. It's enriched with fiber to keep you full and *cough, cough* regular. Sure beats bran, doesn't it?
With all of that, it's surprising that it not only tastes good, but is also creamy (especially after sitting out at room temperature for 10-15 minutes, since it freezes firmer than traditional high-fat ice cream). And now there are three new chunky pints in the lineup, plus a new kind of chocolate-dipped bar!
We'll start with the bar. It's Arctic Zero's cake batter frozen dessert, cloaked in a rich red velvet coating. The red velvet coating makes it so much more indulgent than the plain cake batter pints and it's perfectly portioned into individually wrapped 80 calorie bars.
The new chunky pints, however, are my favorite. There's cherry chocolate chunk, rocky road trip, and peanut butter swirl, aka my new fave. The cherry chocolate chunk is Arctic Zero's vanilla ice cream, studded with sweet cherries and rich chocolate chunks. It's good, though I'd like more chocolate (but I always do).
The rocky road trip is really good - it's a chocolate base with toasted almonds and gelatin-free marshmallows swirled throughout. I'm generally not a marshmallow person, but they work really well here!
And now to my favorite - the peanut butter swirl. It's a vanilla base with swirls of peanut butter and white chocolate chips. I think the only way I could like it more is if it were a peanut butter or caramel base, but let's not get crazy. It's delicious!
Which new Arctic Zero flavor sounds best to you?