Why Everyone Is Talking About Halo Top

Every year there is a new "it" food. This year everyone that blogs about food or healthy living has talked about Halo Top.  I am actively trying to lose weight, but I also have a major sweet tooth. Having heard lots of great things about Halo Top, I decided to give it a try.

Halo Top is a low calorie, low sugar, low fat, and high in protein. Most of these pints have only 240-280 calories, 16 grams of sugar, and 24 grams of protein. It is free of artificial sweeteners, corn syrup, or growth hormones. 

There are a number of flavors available, including Mint Chip, Chocolate Mocha Chip, Birthday Cake, Lemon Cake, Vanilla Bean, Strawberry, and Chocolate.  The only place I was able to find all of the flavors was Whole Foods. My local Fred Meyer (Kroger) only carried Birthday Cake, Lemon Cake, and Mint Chip. 

Fred Meyer had Halo Top on sale for $3.99 at Whole Foods they were on sale for $ 4.69. Not on sale they average around $5.50 a pint. 

In order to get a good feel of the brand, I tried several flavors. I picked up Birthday Cake, Lemon Cake, Mint Chip, Chocolate, and Chocolate Mocha Chip.

Flavor Results

Birthday Cake: This was by far my favorite flavor. It tastes just like Birthday Cake. 

Lemon Cake: I was the least excited for this flavor but it was surprisingly tasty. It also has the creamiest texture of all the flavors I tried.

Mint Chip: This is my second favorite flavor. The texture was a bit dry and it could use more chocolate chips, but then it wouldn't be as healthy.

Chocolate: I was hoping this would be good, but I found the flavor to be a bit off. The texture was really dry too. While I didn't really like it, my husband thought it was good.

Chocolate Mocha Chip: This was my least favorite flavor. The texture was really dry and the flavor base was not very good. My husband said it tasted better and was more palatable after it melted a bit.


For those trying to eat healthier but don't want to give up ice cream completely, Halo Top is for you. When it goes on sale, I will be picking up a few to have in my freezer for when my sweet tooth strikes.