Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Scrumptious Coconut Milk Ice Cream Bars!

So Delicious Coconut Milk Minis are decadently satisfying. I had the pleasure of sampling chocolate covered vanilla bars and coconut almond bars. This is better than any dairy ice cream I can remember. True, it's been a while, but ice cream has a special place in my heart. I remember the last dairy soft vanilla ice cream cone I ever had pretty vividly because it was the hardest thing besides pizza (we have ridiculously good pizza in NJ) to give up when I first went vegan. With these chocolate covered bars, I really can't complain about missing my beloved ice cream.

The vanilla bar is a classic chocolate covered vanilla ice cream bar with a substantial stick that doesn't let the whole thing fall apart after you've taken a few bites. The chocolate melts instantly in your mouth, and it is good, rich chocolate. The vanilla ice cream, though mostly made up of coconut milk, has a strong (in a good way) vanilla flavoring. You can't spot the coconut on your tongue unless you start wondering how they got the ice cream to be so creamy and full. There is no soy aftertaste, just smooth vanilla goodness. These bars are sweetened with agave. Since they're mini, they're only 150 calories per bar. It's big enough to satisfy your sweet tooth and any chocolate or ice cream cravings you might have, but it's not so big that it will make you feel like you shouldn't have splurged.
The coconut almond bars are a little more caloric, though at 170 calories per bar, not enough to significantly expand anyone's waist line. The coconut almond bar is possibly even more delicious than the plain chocolate and vanilla, especially if you're an almond/chocolate/coconut lover like me! The coconut pairs well with the almond bits embedded in the crisp chocolate covering. I'll repeat: they're decadent. But not too big or overly filling. Just enough. I highly recommend picking these bad boys up if you see them!!!

Also coming soon...a review of the equally scrumptious So Delicious coconut milk mini ice cream sandwiches!


Bianca said...

Oh man, I haven't seen these yet. I love the pints of coconut milk ice cream. I'll have to pick some of these up!

shellyfish said...

These sound so good! I'm kinda glad I can't get them here in France, because I would be eating them all the time!

alaina said...

i can't find those anywhere! makes me mad. but their ice cream is goooood.

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Ooh, I need to track those down! I've only seen the ice cream & the yogurt.