Review: The Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwiches

Courtesy of The Skinny Cow and Mom Central, I got to try The Skinny Cow’s Ice Cream Sandwiches, mp_prod_sand_vanillaand I’ve got to say, I was a little skeptical at first. I’m usually not a big fan of low-fat dairy products or chocolate of any kind. But I put my bias aside to give the Skinny Cow a fighting chance!

When I lifted them out of the grocery bag, the kids and husband immediately began salivating, so I let the kids try it first.


You can see they had no problem scarfing them down in under 5 minutes! I cut them in half for the kids and myself, because the sandwiches were quite large.

I finally sat down to have one, after the kids were in bed. There’s something about enjoying a treat by myself with out three little baby birds opening their beaks below me! I was pleasantly surprised the they Ice Cream Sandwiches were REALLY good! Even the chocolate ice cream and the chocolate cookies were amazingly rich.

I know people say this all the time, but you really don’t have to feel guilty eating these (unless you eat the whole package in one sitting, which I was tempted to do!) I got the Chocolate/Vanilla and Mint Flavors, and they are only 2 Weight Watchers Points. TWO POINTS, people! And I cut mine in half, so it was only 1!

Many of The Skinny Cow treats are also recommended by the Best Life Diet with Bob Greene. I’m really excited about that, because I am getting ready to start the EA SPORTS Active 30-Day challenge June 1st! Bob Greene helped develop the program, and BTW, he’s Oprah’s trainer.

I’m trying of think of something they could improve upon, because I want to be impartial. But, I mean, it’s ice cream sandwiches, folks- YUM. But I think they could maybe make a smaller portion size. Even though they are only 2 points, 140 calories, and 1.5 g fat, I’m really trying to get used to eating less volume, which is why I cut my sandwiches in half.

So, have you tried The Skinny Cow products? What did you think?

Disclosure: The product was provided for this review. This is cross-posted at Wii Mommies Blog

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Calvin Klein is here!

The Blowing Rock Tanger Outlet Mall just added a new store; Calvin Klein! I am so happy to have Calvin ck-whiteKlein at our doorsteps!  I really like the variety of clothes that they have to offer to us. They have some really neat and classy pieces. You can usually expect to see a 20% -40% savings below retail prices at the Tanger Outlets.

I get very excited when a new clothing store comes to our town because my trips off of the mountain to shop for myself are very rare.  I really like finding something that not everyone else is wearing as well.  I am kinda funny about getting  that one little piece of clothing or ck-shirtaccessory that is unique to me. So, I  think  that the more variety there is , the  less  chance there will be for my twin to show up at an event!

The staff at Calvin Klein are very helpful and friendly. I really enjoyed the experience of shopping at a new store and for a fraction of a second I felt like I was shopping in a big city!  That is always a plus for me when I am shopping.

Did you know that AAA members can save at the Tanger Outlets? Simply show your membership at the customer service office and they will  give you an exclusive savings booklet with bonus discounts from various stores. I was not aware of that until today. I will definitely need to check out that savings booklet. Go to the Tanger Outlet website for sales and coupons.  http://www.tangeroutlet.com/BlowingRock

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I would love to hear from you all as to what your favorite shopping stores and boutiques are here in the High Country. Especially, if you have some that go beyond Harris Teeter and Walmart 🙂

Disclosure:  Calvin Klein and Tanger Outlets are not currently Mom Squad sponsors