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      08.06.2010 20:54
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      5 star taste

      Having recently bought some of the Skinny Cow Triple Chocolate Sticks and really enjoyed them I thought I would share how very good they taste with you.

      These Skinny Cow Triple Choc Sticks come in a kitsch looking white box, with splashes of black to mimic a cow hide effect. Each box contains 3 x 110ml Triple Chocolate Sticks. They are as good as the Mint Chocolate variety which I can also vouch for, (really creamy and minty). Well, they were on offer for 80p per box and I may have picked up a box or two, who wouldn't.

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      The Triple Chocolate Sticks are a nice light chocolate colour and look very inviting with swirls of chocolate sauce and little chunky pieces of real chocolate. These are really creamy and full tasting and unless some one told you they had less than 100 calories in you just wouldn't know. Both the mint and the chocolate varieties were equally nice so it would be very hard to say which was better. There are no artificial colours used in these at all.

      To make them so low in calories the ice cream sticks do contain sweeteners and only naturally occurring sugar from dairy products (lactose). The use of the artificial sweeteners doesn't seem to effect the taste of the ice cream at all and there is no bitter after taste. The artificial sweeteners used include aspartame, sucralose, Ace-K and sorbitol.

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      The fat content in each of these yummy chocolate wonders is just 3% so that makes them 97% Fat Free. How good is that! They are also a good source of calcium, as they contain 100mg of calcium per stick, giving you over 10% of an adults RDI. As if we needed an excuse to eat them.

      There is a new range 6 scrummy flavours too which I look forwards to trying. They are English Toffee, Chocolate Chip, Vanilla Chocolate, Chocolate Berry, Vanilla Caramel and Double Chocolate. The Skinny Cow range has a variety of products, so don't forget to try their hot chocolate sachets and iced chocolate sandwiches at 101 calories each.

      If you would like more info and news about all things Skinny Cow related why not register with Skinny Cow Online by visiting: http://www.skinnycow.co.uk/

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      20.04.2010 22:17
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      Delicious alternative to full fat chocolate ice cream

      Skinny cow do a few different ice cream bars and the triple chocolate sticks are my favourite. (I have also tried the mint choc chip and berry blush). The idea of Skinny Cow ice cream is a low fat option which tastes just as delicious.

      The most appealing thing about these sticks is advertised on the box - less than 3% fat and only 87 calories per stick - you can't go wrong really!

      Each cardboard box with the skinny cow logo on contains 3 individually wrapped ice cream sticks. Each stick has 110 ml of ice cream which is a very generous serving of ice cream. i think this is a huge benefit as with other low fat desserts such as Ben and Jerry's frozen yoghurt you can have less calories than normal but the serving size would be half of this to get the same number of calories - and I am one who definitely does not like to feel short changed!

      Each box of three is £1.78 from Tesco which I think is very reasonable.

      The sticks are a brown colour as you would expect. They are described as "Deliciously indulgent chocolate sticks swirled with chocolate sauce and chocolate pieces." I think that they taste like normal chocolate ice cream and you wouldn't really realise that they are low fat. However, the only down fall is that the chocolate sauce is not very plentiful and the chocolate pieces are tiny so I think you really have to think of it as plain chocolate ice cream or you may be disappointed. The consistency is the same as normal ice cream sticks I think, and they do not melt easily so you don't have to worry about making a mess.

      They contain no artificial flavours or preservatives which is another bonus.

      I would definitely recommend these as a tasty alternative to chocolate ice cream if you are on a diet!

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      11.04.2010 18:44
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      I hadn't really heard anything about these when I picked them up the other day seeing that they were just £1 and included in Asda's offer of 4 for 3 on freezer items that were that price. The fact that they seemed to be so healthy yet were still chocolate ice cream made them stand out from all the other ice lollies that were there, yet this worried me about the taste as I thought that surely there couldn't be much resemblance to chocolate ice cream with the nutritional information.

      The overall impression that you get from the packaging is quite positive, nothing too extravagant like magnum as their main selling point is that its diet food. The box is covered in brown splodges, like a cow which is where the name comes from presumably and of course also because ice cream is made from milk! All the information that you need to know is on the front of the box and presented very clearly, this is very clear about what it is; for example how many lollies there are and the calorie content, there is also a large picture of the product that makes it look quite appetising and you know what to expect which is always a good thing.

      Once you actually open the box when at open, you see that each lolly is individually packaged in the box which is a good thing, something to note about these is that you should really get them in the freezer as soon as you can because one time I left them out for a while and they really didn't taste the same even after being in the freezer for a few days. They look quite simple, and basically that is because they are - when you get them out of the freezer you see dark brown chocolate ice cream on a stick, the same size as your average ice cream lolly, such as a solero. Biting into them, they don't seem to have quite the same texture as normal ice cream but they are still very nice, of course most people seem to lick their ice cream rather than me who bites it! As I said, it's surprising that they have so few calories in because there's really not that much difference in this than any other normal ice cream, apart from Ben and Jerry's which is my absolute favourite, but if I'm on a budget/diet then skinny cow will be my choice - the chocolate ice cream is really chocolatey and creamy, but its not so much so that you end up feeling sick after and so is more refreshing than most other chocolate ice creams! There are also little bits of chocolate scattered throughout the ice cream which is quite nice, but unnecessary in my opinion as the ice cream would have been fine without them.

      I would definitely recommend that you try these, they are quite readily available especially at the price, why not?

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        05.04.2010 10:31
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        Skinny Cow Triple Chocolate

        After trying out the Skinny Cow mint flavour earlier I decided to see what the chocolate flavour was like.



        Packaging:

        The three chocolate flavoured "sticks" come in a plastic wrapper which in turn are housed inside the usual rectangular carton. A blurb on the side states that:- "wherever possible our cartons are made from recycled cardboard and our wooden sticks come from a sustainable wood source".
        The outside of the carton has the Skinny Cow logo with a picture of two chocolate "sticks" alongside a few piece of dark chocolate. It is also highlighted that each "stick" is only 87 calories and less than 3% fat. The sides of the carton contain the usual ingredients, nutritional information and contact details.

        You can visit the Skinny Cow website: www.skinnycow.co.uk for more information

        This product is described as:- "Deliciously indulgent chocolate stick swirled with chocolate sauce and chocolate pieces."



        Ingredients:

        Partially Reconstituted Skim Milk, Sugar, Chocolate Sauce (7%) (Water, Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Dark Chocolate (5%) (Cocoa Mass, Sugar, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin), Golden Syrup, Sweetened Condensed Skimmed Milk, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Modified Waxy Maize Starch, Salt), Inulin, Dark Chocolate Pieces (2.5%) (Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Butter Fat, Cocoa Butter, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin; Natural Flavouring), Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Glucose Syrup, Double Cream (1.5%), Dark Chocolate (Cocoa Mass, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Powder, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin), Emulsifier: Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids, Stabilisers: Guar Gum, Locust Bean Gum.


        Nutritional Information per stick {per 100g in brackets}

        Energy kJ: 366kJ {543kJ}
        kcal: 87kcal {128kcal}
        Protein: 2.9g {4.3g}
        Carbohydrate: 15.4g {22.8g}
        of which sugars: 12.8g {19.0g}
        Fat: 1.5g {2.2g}
        (of which saturates): 1.0g {1.4g}
        Fibre: 1.9g {2.8g}
        Sodium: 0.04g {0.06g}
        Salt: 0.1g {0.2g}

        Allergy information: Suitable for vegetarians May contain traces of nuts.
        No artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.



        Price:
        At the time of writing Asda were charging £3 for two boxes (6 "sticks") of these.



        Taste and Opinion:

        Like the mint flavour the chocolate "stick" is around 10 cms long, 4 cms wide and 3 cms thick so are perhaps a little larger than some standard ice cream / lollies. The first thing that hits you when you open the packet is the fairly distinct aroma of chocolate. It's not quite as strong a smell as the mint flavour is but it's unmistakably there.

        Biting into the lolly I found that the chocolate flavour wasn't quite a strong as I feared. I like chocolate bars but chocolate based desserts and ice cream aren't really my thing and, given the choice, I'd usually plump for some sort of fruit based dessert. So I was quite pleased to find that whilst this "stick" is very chocolatey indeed it's not so overpowering that I found it unpleasant. The ice cream is very smooth (aside from the chocolate bits) although it does have a slightly different consistency to the ice cream you'd find in a Walls Magnum for example. It tastes quite "thick" and "compact" rather than being a "light and fluffy" ice cream.

        The chocolate bits are fairly small (about the same size as you'd find in the Mint flavour) but are still large enough so that you know that you've actually eaten one or more of them. They're liberally scattered throughout the "stick" so unless you're taking very small nibbles indeed you'll get one or more of them mixed in with the smooth chocolate in pretty much every mouthful you have.

        Like the Mint flavour, the ingredients don't make for great reading so let's ignore those and say that if you're on a diet, particularly if you're watching your calorie and / or fat intake then these are idea as a naughty little treat. Personally I thought these were just "ok" but that's probably down to my personal preference for things other than chocolate when it comes to desserts or ice cream. Boyfriend, who likes chocolate desserts more than I do prefers these to the Mint flavour so they get a big thumbs up from him. If you a choccie fan and are looking for something fairly low calorie on the ice cream front then give these a try!

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          18.02.2010 01:45
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          I am amazed by these ice creams

          I hate it when I am on a diet, but needs must these days and anything that can make it better puts me in a better mood lol.

          It was actually my Nan who introduced me to skinny cow ice cream a couple of years ago, and I thought they were going to taste like frozen cardboard. I mean how can low fat ice cream taste good? Well I was wrong, they actually taste great and I buy them quite often now.

          Skinny Cow triple chocolate sticks come in a 3 pack, and is basically a yummy chocolate ice cream with small pieces of chocolate throughout on a stick. How can this be low fat? I don't know how it, but I know it is and this makes me happy, as I can eat one of these when on a diet and not feel bad, or feel like I have cheated my diet at all.

          The ice cream is lovely and creamy and thick, and it melts slowly in your mouth, so the texture is just amazing. The little chocoloate pieces may be tiny, but they have a great crunch to them, adding a bit more substinance to the ice cream, not that it needs any more, but man is it good. The ice cream is a really yummy, chocolatey flavour, and I do not know how they make it taste so great without being bad for you!

          You can buy these in pretty much any supermarket, and they come in a pack of 3. Each one is indivdually wrapped, and the packets are easy to open. Sometimes I have managed to get these on a special offer of £1 for a box, which is a bargain as they usually cost around £2 a box depending on where you buy them from. Even at full price I think that these are really worth the money, and I happily pay £2 a box for them.

          These are less than 3% fat, and have less than 147 calories per stick, so they really are good for those on a diet, or just those who want to watch what they eat. I recommend these to everyone as I think they are just awesome. I give these ice cream sticks a 5 out of 5 stars.

          *This review is also on Ciao under the user name of Hailee*

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            21.11.2009 19:41
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            I will be going back for many more of these

            My boyfriend and I are both trying desperately to diet at the moment but unfortunately we both have a big sweet tooth - as you may have guessed given my tendency to review things like chocolate bars and Mr. Kipling's cakes! But we recently decided to get really serious about the dieting thing and to stop stuffing ourselves with fatty desserts. But our sweet tooths haven't gone away, unfortunately.

            We went to the supermarket today and were browsing around and decided to just have a look in the ice cream section. We weren't going to buy any ice cream, you understand, we just wanted to admire it and imagine ourselves eating some - you could call it window shopping I suppose. Anyway, we were stunned when I noticed these Skinny Cow Triple Chocolate Sticks. They have only 87 calories each!!! Not believing any ice cream product with only 87 calories could be much good, we only bought one box and raced home to try them.

            I ate my first Skinny Cow Triple Chocolate Stick as soon as we got home, and also took a few bites of my boyfriends which he ate after dinner - he is more patient than I am so his had been in the freezer for a few hours at that point. Both bars tasted absolutely delicious and the chocolate tasted light and fluffy but smooth and creamy just as chocolate ice cream should taste. The triple chocolate refers to the fact that these bars have ice cream, chocolate pieces and chocolate syrup in them. The chocolate syrup adds a decadent richness to the taste of these sticks, and the chocolate pieces add an interesting and delicious crunchy texture.

            These sticks definitely don't taste like they are meant for dieters. They are really quite rich and satisfying without being over the top or sickly. Both my boyfriend and I are now massive fans of this product and will certainly be fighting over the last one, as they come in packs of 3!

            Skinny Cow Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Sticks cost £1.78 at Tesco. This is about 60p per stick which is fairly pricey when you think about it but totally worth it in my opinion.

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              26.07.2009 00:19
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              The perfect diet food

              As with much of the products I review, this is another food thats really tasty but low calorie too, so great for us lot trying to watch our weight!
              With fewer than 90 calories per ice cream they're fantastic for serious sweet-food cravings without ruining your diet. And unlike a lot of diet foods, they're not bland! The chocolate taste is not weak and pathetic; in fact you'd be fooled in to thinking there were triple the number of calories in each one as they're soo creamy and chocolately! Though not too rich, which is great too. They even have really little chocolate chips in.
              The pack of 3 can sometimes be a little too expensive for my liking, but cheaper than going to an ice cream van or buying your standard single ice cream, and to be fair is the standard price for a pack that is not a supermarket-own brand.
              These chocolate flavoured ice creams are not the only ones in the range either, the Skinny Cow ice creams can come in Mint chocolate, berry smoothie and other flavours too, plus they do hot chocolate- all of them really low in calories.
              I love these, they're so tasty but will not ruin your diet if counting calories!

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              25.07.2009 23:55
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              In a blind taste test you'd be hard prssed to tell this was the low cal choice

              It's that time of year when my fancy (at least as far as foodstuffs go) turns to ice cream and ice lollies in their various forms. This year my desire for frozen treats has been tempered by my attempts to develop a bikini body. And so I thought it'd be a summer without icy snacks until I spotted the skinny cow iced desserts in the freezers at the supermarket.

              I was a little dubious as the low cal, low fat versions of unhealthy snacks don't usually taste that great, but the lure of the "only 87 calories per stick" label and the fact they were on offer made me decide to risk the triple chocolate sticks.

              The triple chocolate stick is described on the (typically distinctive black and white skinny cow) packaging as a "chocolate flavoured iced dessert made with double cream swirled with dark chocolate sauce and dark chocolate pieces" and it also says that each stick contains 87 cals, 1.5g of fat and 1g of sat fat. So apparently the ice cream will taste nice whilst being relatively healthy.

              With great anticipation and hope I opened one of the ice creams. The ice cream itself is about the size of a Wall's Magnum and looks like the picture on the box. The ice cream is plesantly soft and tastes very chocolatey - quite rich and almost dark. The chocolate pieces are small and scattered consistently throughout the ice cream, they're not particulary high quality chocolate but they do add to the texture and the interest of the ice cream. The chocolate sauce isn't overly noticeable but it probably adds to the rich chocolatey taste of the ice cream.

              So all in all this ice cream has hit the mark it's a healthy alternative that tastes as good as the full cal full fat alternative and is definitely something I will be eating again this summer. And unlike many healthy options these do not contain any aspartame or other such nasties. Although it is worth noting that the chocolate pieces and sauce could be better.

              A box of three costs about £1.80 but they are often on offer - such as two boxes for £3 and similar.

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                17.06.2009 21:38
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                Fantastic summer snack

                Many low fat ice creams have that 'watery/icy' taste and texture to them, but Skinny Cow is an exception. These are an ideal substitute for things like Magnums and other luxury ice cream that is high in fat and calories.

                This product comes with 3 individually wrapped ice creams sticks. The size, packaging and stick is almost identical to that of a Magnum infact. You can cheat your brain out of having an indulgent treat!

                The ice cream is really tasty and soft with tiny chunks of chocolate swirled into it. The taste could be described as quite creamy and chocolatey. It doesn't have any kind of coating on it, it is basically ice cream on a stick.

                It has only 87 calories per stick which is less than 1/3 of what there is in the usual ice creams. It is also less than 3% fat. However it is important to remember it is high in sugar so watch your teeth!

                The packaging is really fun and funky, I find it's much nicer to get one of these to eat than one saying 'Weight Watchers' or something about weight loss on it. This is much more tongue in cheek and modern. The brand name is fantastic.

                Overall, a yummy low fat summer treat :)

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                  14.04.2009 21:32
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                  You cannot tell this is a low calorie version of icecream, it's truly yummy.

                  I adore icecream, but I also don't want to compromise my figure.

                  However, many products which are processed to make them lower incalories / fat whatever, often end up compromising on taste. This is not the case with these ice creams. They are often on offer for a box of 3 for £1.00, usually £1.99.

                  The packaging is attractive, designed to look like a cow's skin, with a picture of a skinny cow (hence the name) with a tape measure round it's waist to show its skinnyness. The icecreams are described as "Deliciously indulgent chocolate sticks swirled with chocolate sauce and chocolate pieces"

                  Upon opening a lolly, I find a really yummy looking icecream. It has to be said though, that it is a smaller lolly than something like a a magnum or a cadbury's lolly. That is a bit disspointing, but I suppose that's where some of the reduced calories come from.

                  The moment of truth, does it really taste yummy or can you taste a 'fake' taste you often get with these kinds of things...
                  You get a pleasent surprise! A sweet, chocolaty icecream. You cannot tell that it is a low calorie version. Every lick and bite feels like an indulgence.

                  Another good thing about this product is that that there is no artificial flavours or colours. however, it is high in sugar. But all icecream is.

                  It has a nice texture too, thanks to the addition of the chocolate pieces. However, these are not quite as melt-in-the-mouth as ordinary chocolate, and also lack the taste of ordinary chocolate. they are still enjoyable though.

                  Overall, whether you are watching your weight or couldn't care less, this is a delicious treat and shouldn't be missed!

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                    05.03.2009 17:05
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                    Taste amazing, great sweet tooth controller, low low fat

                    It must be said that this product has been my savior many a time after dinner when i'm craving a chocolate treat!
                    I have recently started the Slimming world dinner and although it allows me alot of food, you are only allowed a restricted number of "syns" per day. These being biscuits, sweets, crisps...the usual fatty culprits! It is very easy once you start "treating" yourself to these products however to keep on going and eat entire crates of them...or is that just me!?
                    When walking around Morrisons i found these Skinny Cow triple chocolate sticks and was instantly interested...i think it was "triple" and the "chocolate" that done it. However, the £1 for a pack offer definitely swayed it for me and i brought a pack.

                    When i got home i checked up on the amount of "syns" present in each and it was only 4! this is well within my daily allowance, in fact i could have 4 if i wanted to (although i didn't...i swear!) There are only 87 calories per stick which is just amazing, and unlike other diet foods the flavour really does not suffer.

                    When you open the skinny cow wrapper you get what is effectively an ice lolly. it i a large oval shape and chocolately brown with dark brown swirls going through it and little chocolate flakes scattered over it. the taste is lovely...they are very creamy..almost like a soft frozen chocolate milkshake and they taste very chocolately...not like a gross substitute. I'm not sure how they managed it...but i don't care - they taste great and are a guilt free snack for anybody!!

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                      16.01.2009 22:06
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                      a great tasty treat

                      Skinny Cow Triple Chocolate Ice Cream....


                      As a self confessed chocoholic I adore a good feast of chocolate most evenings and this is causing problems for my ever expanding waist. Since quitting smoking, I am wanting to eat more but truing to eat less. I found a good solution however and eating an low fat low calorie ice cream takes a good while and is far better than quickly polishing off a whole bar of chocolate.

                      Skinny Cow are indeed perfect for my needs. The triple chocolate version is of course the best although I have tried both the strawberry and mint flavours. Luckily these ice creams are on offer at the moment in Morrison's and have been on and off for quite some time. They usually sell for £1.99p but are selling now for £1. You do only get three in a box though and this I find somewhat lacking and therefore only tend to buy them when they are on special offer.

                      The Skinny Cow ice cream is triple chocolate, which means it is very chocolate tasting and has both chocolate chippings and a slight bit of chocolate sauce embedded inside the ice cream. On my first try of these, I really could not see them being as rich and tasty as eating a Magnum or such like ice cream but I was pleasantly surprised.

                      For only 87 calories per stick and less than 3% fat you still are getting a really tasty and rich chocolate hit. Of course, the ice cream is very cold and not ideal for this time of year but for me it is all about the chocolate and these ice creams sure hit that spot!

                      Eating the ice cream does take a fair while and I am sure I could eat a lot of far more fattening things in the time it takes to polish one of these off so I think for now I will stick to eating these. I think all in all you really can't go wrong with these ice creams unless your other half starts liking them too then there is fisty cuffs to deal with over the odd stick.

                      A five star rating is well deserved by this product and a HIGH RECOMMENDATION to not just ice cream and chocoholic people but to any one as this really is a tasty treat that won't make you feel guilty.

                      Thanks for reading. I hope this has been of some interest to you.

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                        03.01.2009 23:56
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                        Excellent for those trying to lose weight.

                        Right, you may all think im mad reviewing chocolate ice cream in January, but i promise, there is a reason to this madness! As i may have mentioned (about a hundred times before) Im a little overweight. This new years, I decided enough is enough. I am going to lose the extra bulge to slim down for summer, for my health and for my family.

                        So... Basically I am left with a dilemma. Im a greedy chocolate face, yet I want to look like Kate Moss. This is what led me to trawling the weight watcher sweets aisle one cold January afternoon. Having quite liked the hot chocolate, and seeing these reduced to £1 for 3, I thought id give them a go.

                        The packaging
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                        The Skinny Cow Triple chocolate sticks come in a medium sized box, covered in an eye-catching cow print. The trademark skinny cow logo is across the front = an oddly alluring slim bovine with a tape measure around her waist, sitting on a scroll.

                        In the box are three chocolate sticks. Honestly, i expected these stick to be 'fun sized' or very small to counter the calories, but they are the same size as Magnum or Solero ice creams at 110gm. The packaging on the sticks is plastic and the same eye-catching cow print as before.

                        The product
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                        To be honest, this flew off the shelf and into my trolley primarily because of the calorie count. At just over 1gm of fat and only 82 calories, this is pretty amazing. By comparison, a Magnum is nearly 300 calories, so you can see why this is impressive.

                        Personally, i preferred the taste of this to a magnum! The Ice cream is a gentle, mousse like consistency and very creamy. Inside, is a swirl of chocolate, as well as chocolate pieces, earning this ice cream its 'triple' status. Plus, all Skinny cow products are vegetarian, so they come guilt free on two levels ;)

                        According to the UK website, these sticks are also available in;
                        - Berry Blush
                        - Mint choc chip
                        - Toffee Honeycomb

                        In America, this brand is much more established and has low calorie Ice Cream sandwiches, fudge bars and 'Skinny dippers', ice lollies dipped in chocolate. I for one hope more of these products start to filter though, if they are half as tasty as these they will be a winner!

                        Where to buy?
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                        Having checked the website, they state that there products are available from most UK supermarkets. I had a look, and have found the sticks at my local Asda and Sainsburys, but not Iceland or Tesco. Fingers crossed for finding them at your local store!

                        One tip - these seem to be on special offer at most supermarkets right now, so stock up!

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                        I am a huge fan of these! Obviously, if you are looking for a high-calorie, bursting with chocolate treat, these might not be what you are looking for. But if like me, you are watching your weight or dieting, these are an amazingly lovely treat for the low calorie status. I cant wait to try the other flavours!

                        - posted on ciao as famous.last.words -

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                          21.08.2008 19:24
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                          A great treat for when you are watching your weight!

                          Amazingly, we have been having a spell of very hot weather lately and as a consequence my thoughts have turned towards ice cream. As I have really been making a concerted effort to lose some weight and gain a trimmer figure though I thought I would have to be very strong willed and resist the temptation - that is until I spotted these Skinny Cow Triple Chocolate sticks in the freezer compartments in Sainsburys!

                          I had been aware of the Skinny Cow products for a while, and I still can't decide whether I love or hate the name! However, my eyes were drawn to these because I saw a big 87 on the box and that was referring to the number of calories contained in each one. Well, I have to say that I became quite excited by that especially as that is less calories than my normal healthy yoghurt! There is also less than 3% fat contained in each one so they were doing really well on both fronts!

                          Let me say a little more about the packaging. All the Skinny Cow products come in very distinctive black and white boxes designed to look like a cow's hide! The thing that you can't fail to notice is the picture of the very skinny cow with a tape measure around it's waist. There's a lot of excess on that tape measure too which just by itself is quite persuasive. There's also a picture of the sticks themselves and they do look seriously tempting. Added to this there's a little piece of text saying - Deliciously indulgent chocolate sticks swirled with chocolate sauce and chocolate pieces! It all sounded just too good to be true so it was bound to taste horrible.....

                          There are three sticks in the packet so my husband and I had one each and there is still one left to be fought over! (I do hate these packets of three especially as we are not an odd numbered family!). Neither of us was expecting much but as soon as we opened them up we both said how nice they looked. It's basically chocolate iced dessert on a stick but you also see the swirly sauce and the little chocolate pieces.

                          But of course, the most important thing is what they taste like and these - tasted absolutely delicious. I couldn't believe that I was eating something that was so low in clories and fat because it tasted as good as full fat ice cream. The chocolate was not weak at all and the combination of iced dessert, sauce and chocolate bits worked ever so well. The texture was also very interesting with the addition of the chocolate bits. Overall I loved it and I really wanted to savour every mouthful. The real test was what my husband thought of it though as he really is not a fan of low fat foods but he really thought it was great too! I guess we'll be fighting over that last one after all!

                          There are couple more things to mention - one good and one not so good! The good thing is that there are no artificial flavours or colours but alas there is 12.8 grams sugars which is 14% of the adult guideline daily amount. Therefore even with the low calories and fats you would not want to eat too many of these!

                          I bought this three pack from Sainsburys where usually it would cost £1.99 but I bought them on offer for £1.32 meaning that there was a third off! I thought this was pretty good value but as they were so tasty I probably would be tempted to buy them at full price!

                          I would definitely recommend them.

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                          Deliciously indulgent chocolate sticks swirled with chocolate sauce and chocolate pieces, with no artificial colours or preservatives.