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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Skinny Cow Refreshing Raspberry and Vanilla Cone Confirmed sighting: Skinny Cow Refreshing Raspberry and Vanilla Cone
Posted: 14:29 Thu 14-Apr-2005. Price: 80p. Location: Convenience store next to Finchley Road tube, London. Sub-flavours: "Gorgeous" chocolate and caramel cone, others below. Nutritional unusualness: "Less than 5% fat, typically 122 calories" - ie 2.8g fat, 14.4g sugar per cone.
Snackspot reports: OK, I know some Skinny Cow products have been in UK supermarkets for a while, but this was the first time I've seen this Cornetto-alike in an independent outlet. And it really doesn't taste that different to normal ice-creams at all - as their website explains, they "have kept the sugar at similar levels to standard products, but have replaced the fat with an ingredient called inulin [...] which has a very low calorific value and cannot be absorbed by the body". Perhaps it's something the ice-cream-eating public aren't ready for, but I'm surprised that they don't claim that the inulin "boosts friendly bacteria", too.

...I don't think the other Skinny Cow tubs (like "Completely Mintal") are particularly new, but the Triple Chocolate Stick (1) appears to contain even less fat and fewer calories than this cone one. And for those sticking with full-fat: Mars are balancing their Mars Midnight choc bar with a White Maltesers hand-held; the new Passion Fruit and White Chocolate tub doesn't yet seem to have been added to the Hill Station website; while Ben and Jerry's new flavours for the summer feature "fudge-swirled dinosaurs" in Fossil Fuel, or coffee and Irish cream liqueur in Dublin Mudslide.


Posted: 17:34 Thu 14-Apr-2005 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: OT, but Pink-wrappered Yorkies are back in Sainsbury's.
Posted: 15:15 Fri 15-Apr-2005 by "NikBorton" # permalink comment
Comment: I'm not entirely convinced low-fat/normal-sugar ice cream is worth risking anaphylactic shock, though: http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=inulin+allergy

On the other hand, I suppose that makes it *even more exciting*.

Posted: 10:53 Mon 18-Apr-2005 by "Rob" # permalink comment
Comment: I've had skinny cow "chocolate" ice cream type lollies before. They probably stayed in the freezer too long, but they ended up tasting like cardboard. They've got quite few skinny cow products in the Milton Keynes Saino's.
Posted: 09:41 Tue 23-Aug-2005 by "Mrs. May Dawson" # permalink comment
Comment: Please can you tell me where I can buy Skinny Cow icecream. I lkive in Ripon, North Yorkshire. and thanks May 12848 9 93
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