Today, I’m sharing some awesome news about a few upcoming products that I am super excited to try. I love perusing the aisles of my grocery stores, looking for a new hidden gems on shelves.
Fans of Laughing Cow cheese, (and really, who isn’t) can look forward to a brand new product coming to shelves this spring called The Laughing Cow Smooth Sensations Cream Cheese Spread.
It comes in 5 different flavors; Classic Cream, Classic Cream 1/3 less fat, Strawberries & Cream 1/3 less fat, Garden Vegetable 1/3 less fat, and Cinnamon Cream 1/3 less fat. They come in a similar packaging as the wedges but in a gold foil. The 1/3 less fat varieties have 45 calories each, 4g of fat and 2 g of protein.
Well for starters, I LOVE cream cheese, especially when it comes in the form of cheesecake. I am plotting my recipe creations as we speak. You can expect a calorie controlled mini cheesecake as soon as I perfect it!
In addition, in college one of my favorite snacks was reduced fat veggie cream cheese with crackers. Laughing Cow has just made my old favorite snack awesome again. I’m looking forward to using these on slices of Ezekial bread and my scooped out bagels! Can’t wait to try all the flavors. I have a feeling I’m going to really like these. They will begin appearing on shelves this spring!
Next, we have Arctic Zero frozen desserts. A twitter follower asked me if I had tried these yet, which I hadn’t until last week. On my way home from an event at Exhale (which I’ve yet to write about), I stopped by the Whole Foods salad bar for dinner and picked up a pint of Artic Zero frozen dessert. They claim that the entire pint has only 150 calories and only contains organic or “natural” ingredients.
Here is a list of the ingredients: Purified water, whey protein concentrate, organic can sugar, chicory room, dutch processed cocoa powder with alkali, guar gum, xanthan gum, natural flavors, sea salt and monk fruit concentrate. A 1/2 cup serving has only 37 calories.
The pint that I tried was Chocolate Peanut Butter. It was not the best ice cream I’ve tasted but was satisfying and really good! It has a slight icy texture to it, but that was to be expected given the ingredients. There were no swirls in it and I actually added a few walnuts and marshmallows I picked up to make Attune Rice Krispy Treats (damn you Pinterest) and made my own little rocky road.
It did cost $5.99 which is a little pricey for me but I wanted to try it. I want to try the bars next!
Lastly, I recently tried a new product that I wanted to share called Svelte protein drink. Incredibly creamy and full of sweet flavor, these drinks are a great meal replacement for people on the go. Roomie really likes them as well, which says a lot. Really. He would have been grossed out by the Arctic Freeze stuff but these he loves.
Each one has 260 calories, 16 g of protein, 9 g of sugar, 20% daily value of fiber, dairy and gluten-free. The picture is deceiving however. Each drink is 15.9 fluid ounces and is a lot! You will be full after drinking one. It’s like having a vanilla milk shake for lunch. If you are having one of those days where all you want is something sweet, this would be a good lunch or breakfast alternative! My favorite is the french vanilla flavor.
I have some more products to tell you about but will leave today at these three. I’m off to Buenos Aires for a nice 10 day vacation on Friday and have a lot to do before then. I’m also going to be in NYC on Wednesday to shoot a Workout Wednesday with Jay Cardiello that will be broadcast live on Shape.com from 1-1:30 PM so jot it down in your calendar!
Have you tried any new products lately that you think I would like? Let me know below in the comments!
Disclaimer: I am a community leader for The Laughing Cow. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. For more information on my role with TLC, check out this post.