Thursday, November 29, 2007

Wheeler's Nutritional Info Compared to "Regular" Ice Creams

We all love dessert. And we definitely love a dessert that's good for us. Well, at least one that isn't bad for one's health. We know it's probably been a while since most of you readers ate cow's milk ice cream, but here's a reminder of how much better for you our non-dairy ice cream is than the average ice cream.

OK, ready for some numbers? Here goes. All data is for 4oz (1/2 a cup) of vanilla ice cream.

This is the nutritional breakdown for a 4oz. serving of Wheeler's ice cream.
80 Calories
1.5g Fat
0g Protein
17g Carbohydrates
7mg Sodium
0g Cholesterol
11g Sugars
0g Fiber

Here's the nutritional breakdown for the same size serving of Ben & Jerry's (Original Vanilla)
240 Calories
16g Fat
4g Protein
21g Carbohydrates
75mg Cholesterol

60mg Sodium
19g Sugars
0g Fiber

And for Haagen-Dazs...
270 Calories
18g Fat
0g Protein
21g Carbohydrates
120mg Cholesterol
70mg Sodium
21g Sugars
0g Fiber

But what about actually going out for ice cream? Here's the info on Cold Stone...
264 Calories
15.4g Fat

4g Protein
25.7g Carbohydrates
60mg Cholesterol
60mg Sodium
22.4g Sugars
0g Fiber

Is frozen yogurt any better? A little I guess, but not much. TCBY information here.
164 Calories
3.5g Fat

4.7g Protein
26.9g Carbohydrates
18mg Cholesterol
70mg Sodium
23.4g Sugars
0g Fiber

For this last one, I am being true to the ounce. Since no Dairy Queen cone comes in 4oz like the rest of our data, for a reference, 3oz is the child's size, and 5oz is a small. So pretend you didn't quite finish that small cone. Here's what you got.
192 Calories
6g Fat

4.4g Protein
30.4g Carbohydrates
18mg Cholesterol
92mg Sodium
22g Sugars
0g Fiber

We know we're preaching to the vegan choir here, but even if you don't care about animals, or don't have any dietary condition that makes dairy a Bad Thing, the numbers don't lie. If you're going to be eating some delicious frozen dessert, it should be Wheeler's, for your health.


Anonymous said...

what flavor is the analysis for? Are all flavors comparable?

VeggieGirl said...

oh my goodness, how I wish that my local Whole Foods carried your wonderful product!! Excellent nutritionals!!

Wheeler's Black Label Vegan Ice Cream said...

Can't believe I left that out, thanks! All data is for original (standard) Vanilla flavors.

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

OH MAN! Hand it over, please.

Sarena Shasteen said...

That is great news...too good to be true! I am always looking for healthy(low fat)alternatives to ice cream (since I can't have dairy)! I am such a vanilla kinda girl too! I wish I could get some here in Atlanta!

Vegan_Noodle said...

Oh this makes me feel so good. I think I'll go home and eat a pint of soy ice cream to celebrate!!
Oh, and please please please come sell your ice cream in Houston. IT's very hot here and Houstonians love the stuff.
But alas, if you don't, I have family in Boston so I will taste it someday soon....

citadelgrad said...

I'm not a vegan but my wife is. It's funny because this weekend I was looking at the usually suspects and couldn't believe how bad they were. I ended up buying sorbet instead but I wanted ice cream. I should have just walked a little further and got what I wanted from Whole Foods.

Anonymous said...

Is 1/2 a cup of the other flavors (for example, the Kahlua or the chocolate-chocolate chip) comparable to the calorie amount in the vanilla, or is it significantly more? Thanks!