Monday, July 5, 2010

Lovin' Scoopful Low Fat Premium Ice Cream

About a month ago I won a giveaway of Lovin' Scoopful ice cream that SoCal Mom hosted on her blog. I was thrilled because, you cream! I was even more excited because the ice cream is gourmet light ice cream with half the fat and a third of the calories of regular premium ice cream.

But the best thing about this ice cream is that the company, Lovin' Scoopful, gives 25% of its post-tax profits (with an annual minimum of $50,000) to the Special Olympics.

The worst thing about Lovin' Scoopful is that it is not available in the DC area, where I live. So now I have a lot of coupons for ice cream that I can't use. Fortunately, I've since been in touch with the people at Lovin' Scoopful for a column I wrote for Autism Unexpected, and they sent me three tubs of ice cream to try out.

Seriously, you should have seen Quinn's face when I opened the box that came to our door and dry ice smoke billowed out followed by his very favorite food in the entire world: ice cream. It completely blew his little mind.

I convinced him to put aside the ice cream for a few
minutes while we played with the dry ice.

We tested What the Fudge, Oh My Blueberry Pie, and Baba's Butter Pecan Brittle. Even though Lovin' Scoopful is light ice cream, you would never know it when you're eating it. We started with What the Fudge and I completely forgot that it was low fat. It was one of the richest chocolate (and fudge) ice creams I've ever had.

This ice cream is really good, it's low-fat and low-calorie, and you know when you buy it that you are donating money to the Special Olympics through your purchase. That's a pretty cool thing, and something I can totally get behind. Now we just have to figure out a way to get my local store to carry the brand.

Lovin' Scoopful has a thriving Facebook community, where you can take a quiz to find out what ice cream flavor you are. (Evidently, I am Yummy Cake and Cookie Dough, which means I am "cheerful, honest and fun-loving. Your good-natured humor and honest demeanor make people like you. You are an agile and inventive thinker but are sometimes to shy to speak up when a great idea pops into your head." Huh. For a quiz about ice cream, they're not far off.)

I actually have a lot more to say about this ice cream company, which is a brand I could really get behind. Check out my Autism Unexpected column about Lovin' Scoopful based on an interview with co-founder Dan Samson.

Honesty Clause: I won coupons for free ice cream, a t-shirt, and a tote bag from SoCal Mom as a giveaway. Lovin' Scoopful sent me three containers of ice cream to help with my "research."