Monday, February 4, 2008

REPOST: Nutritional Information

Hey all,

This is a repost of our nutritional information and comparison of our product compared to conventional ice creams. We've had a lot of fantastic press lately and the number one question we've been being asked is regarding nutritional information, so we're going to be directing people here where it's all laid out nice and neat. If you've seen all this before, thanks for your patience. If it's your first time here, welcome! Re-Post begins.....


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. Nutritional information for other flavors varies slightly, but info for Vanilla is similar to most.
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.


springsandwells said...

it is driving me insane!
all the east coast vegan bloggers are having all these pictures and going on and on about the glories of Wheeler's Black Label Vegan Ice Cream. When will the suffering end? Any plans for West Coast presence? Or do I have to find an excuse to fly East?


Animal-Friendly said...

I agree with springsandwells- I don't know how much longer I can live without trying this stuff!! And I still cannot believe the nutritional information. Low fat, too?!?!? Looks like Chicago will just have to wait it out......

babycakes said...

Can you also post the ingredient list as well as the the nutrition info and ingredient list for your other flavors? Please and thank you so much! I am too could not be more excited for your upcoming store opening. I live in Boston so you can bet I'll be there! (all the time!)

Happy Herbivore! said...

oh man! i wish i still lived in Boston....