We tried Simple Truth Vanilla Bean Almond ice cream. Here's what we thought of Kroger's vegan vanilla ice cream.
Simple Truth Vanilla Bean Almond Ice Cream Review
I grabbed a pint of Simple Truth Vanilla Bean Almond Frozen Dessert, because Dave wanted to make an ice cream float. Really, I thought nothing of it. I just grabbed the cheapest pint of vegan vanilla that I saw.
How could I have know that I'd be idly discovering Dave's new favorite vanilla ice cream?
Dave and I were both floored by this ice cream. It's nice and creamy but very scoopable with a lovely vanilla flavor. The vanilla is present without being too flowery or overpowering.
For Dave, this ice cream transported him back to eating Breyer's Vanilla Ice Cream in front of Saturday morning TV. It's not often that ice cream causes you to time travel, but this pint was packed with nostalgic flavors.
If you've been missing that Breyer's Vanilla experience, this ice cream has pretty much nailed it. And it does it for a relative bargain, compared to other vegan ice cream brands.
While we were talking about this ice cream, it came up that companies can't legally call vegan ice cream "ice cream". Here's what legally constitutes ice cream, if you want to read more on the topic. It is wild.
Sugar and calories
Any time we review a vegan dessert, we get questions about whether it's healthy. There's a misconception out there that vegan food has to be healthy, but this just isn't always the case.
We're talking about ice cream, after all, not broccoli.
Simple Truth Vanilla Bean Almond Frozen Dessert contains 18 grams of sugar and 170 calories per ⅔ cup serving. That's slightly less than Breyer's Vanilla, which has 21 grams of sugar and 195 calories per serving.
But we're not talking the difference between a scoop of ice cream and an a salad. Vegan ice cream is still ice cream.
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