my journey to be my best self

all desserts are not created equal

In health, Uncategorized on March 17, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Last night my dad called and said, “how could you let me come home, eat dinner and go to the freezer and not tell me we don’t have any Skinny Cow left?”  Well, excuse me!  I tried to tell him the night before that they were delicious but as I was talking he turned his nose up.  But he ate every last drop of his dessert.

I love Skinny Cow.  When I first moved to Boston I had a glass of wine (or 2 or 3) every night when I came home.  Now, I cannot wait to get home to eat Skinny Cow.  My favorite: chocolate ice cream with fudge in a cones.  You know those cones with the chocolate in the bottom.  Saving the best for last.  mmmmm.  I had my first cone at Laura’s: vanilla ice cream with caramel in a cone (that’s her favorite).  And nothing I have tried ever since has been as good.  And for those of us counting points, both are 4 points (same as 4 oz of white wine).  Skinny Cow has bars, cones, cups and sandwiches so I am going to diversify my nightly ritual.  But what I won’t be eating is Weight Watchers ice cream.

Weight Watchers has the same selection and the same point values.  Correct me if I’m wrong, but their ice cream tastes like diet ice cream!  And who wants that?

Skinny Cow vs. Weight Watchers is no competition.

But if you want a treat in the street these are my favorites.

I do not love Pinkberry.  I might have been the only one.  Each and everyone of my coworkers were delighted when they opened a location next door to my office in Columbus Circle and wanted to go every day for a mid-afternoon snack.  On hot days I would enjoy a cup on the terrace with everyone else; I learned to appreciate Pinkberry but I never really loved it.  So I was skeptical of frozen yogurt until I went to Boston.

BerryLine:  A treat you don’t have to feel guilty about.  The nutrition value is online so you can really know what it is you are eating.  For point counters a 5 oz cup is 4 points (like a Skinny Cow ice cream cone and a 4 oz glass of wine).  And now that it’s getting warmer, it’s great to have an alternative to walking outside with an ice cream cone in your hand, trying to finish the cone before the ice cream melts all over your hand (or worse, your clothes). There are locations at Harvard Square, Porter Square and Fenway (near me, so if you want to meet there let me know!).

I tried IceBerry in Georgetown this weekend and it was the perfect thing to sit outside and eat while I was catching up with old friends and getting to know new ones.  The alternative was the line at Georgetown Cupcakes or Baked and Wired.  And guess how many points: 2! There are IceBerry locations in DC, MD and VA but also in LA and West Palm Beach if you’re ever at the beach looking for a little pick-me-up.

Everyone deserves a treat.  Get one!

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  1. At your suggestion I bought the Skinny Cow chocolate cones. One word, amazing! Never had IceBerry but now that the weather is getting nice I’m going to give it a try. Thanks for the tip.

  2. I love the skinny cow ice-cream! That is the ONLY kind I eat…on that rare occasion that I eat ice-cream:)

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