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Waitrose have Halo Top

Discussion in 'Ketogenic diet forum' started by bulkbiker, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. sbnz

    sbnz Type 1 · Member

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    Hi Robbity - I dislike (being polite) when products get 'quiet' changes too. There is a space there (methinks) for Consumer watchdog organisations to keep databases on all groceries (I know that's a big ask) and when prices, ingredients or packaging (size) changes. Would probably get some pushback from the manufacturers...? Even consumers starting one up?- issue would be with checking that the data was correct I guess... Sandra.
     
  2. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    There are regulations relating to food labelling out there, and to what manufacturers must dsiclose. Like most things, I doubt manufacturers will do more than they absolutely have to (unless for a marketing edge somehow), as any time there is a change to their labelling and so on, the costs are significant.
     
  3. SlimLizzy

    SlimLizzy Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Found Halo icecream in a local Tesco Express. Has obviously not been popular as reduced to half price. Should have read the ingredients more carefully. The Salted caramel version has two different sweeteners and three types of sugar: organic cane sugar, corn syrup, sugar. Plus there will be the lactose from the milk and cream.
    Wont be buying the salted caramel version again. Have not yet tried the peanutbutter one which appears more promising with coconut milk as its main ingredient, although organic cane sugar does appear third in the list. Will try a more carefully measured portion, sometime, soon. Have to empy the freezer before we move..
    Still its an absolute pain trying to measure 118ml of icecream. Cant see me buying any more of their products.
    Wonder if Mr Slim will eat it?

    Update. Checked in Carbs and Cals book: appears to be only approximately 3g less carbs then ordinary icecream. Guess which I would rather eat.
     
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  4. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    I prefer home made keto ice cream made with heavy cream. Says he, sanctimoniously. :D
     
  5. SlimLizzy

    SlimLizzy Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Used to have a fantastic icecream maker. Gave it away in a (failed) attempt to stop mr Slims waistline expanding. It was a huge piece of equipment, so we wont have room for one soon anyway.
    Would probably be less expensive to make my own anyway.
     
  6. Glucobabu

    Glucobabu Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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  7. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    They donate a very small part of the price to breast cancer charity 10p I think...
     
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  8. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    Right, I bought some of the peanut butter variety today. Halo Top 12 grams per 100grams. See how it is tonight.
     
  9. Flora123

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    Unfortunately it’s usually a choice of reducing the size slightly or putting the price up.
     
  10. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Known as 'shrinkflation'.
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    The Halo Top was not as good as I hoped and not as bad as I expected.

    I also made the same mistake as @SlimLizzy with the grams per 100ml etc. I don’t think I will be buying it again. I did prefer the keto chocolate we made the other day, by a long way.
     
  12. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    I had bought some Halo Top Peanut Butter ice cream too, and tried it last night. I didn't think it was as good as OPPO, and probably wouldn't buy it again. I like the ice cream I made myself better than both.
     
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  13. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    Exactly.

    The Peanut butter was not very creamy and wasn’t particularly tasty either even though it was obviously a peanut butter flavour.
     
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  14. SlimLizzy

    SlimLizzy Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Had a vegan friend taste test the peanut butter version. She wasn't impressed. Described it as tasteless and powdery. I tried a spoonful. :yuck:Its horrible. Is all going in the bin. £s wasted:mad:
     
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    How small is their scoop?
     
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