Have you heard of the 100 Calorie Pint? I stumbled upon Wink Frozen Desserts online one day and became very excited at the thought of what these uber cute cartons of happiness contained. Or even more exciting, did not contain. Keep reading for your chance to win some Wink of your own!
What is Wink?
When Gabe was diagnosed with both celiac and dairy intolerance, he was not willing to live without ice cream and set out to make his own. Gabe also made sure to keep his creation free of sugar or chemicals so his sister-in-law who has diabetes could also enjoy.
I thought this was pretty cool because I know all about living with a kiddo that has severe allergies – as well as a husband whom has diabetes.
Wink Frozen Desserts are: Vegan, Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Fat Free, Nut Free, and Egg Free.
Holy cow! That covers all the major common food allergies and sensitivities. I’ll admit, when I first saw the list of things that aren’t part of wink – I thought, “what could possibly be in it?!”.
Impressively the ingredients lists are short, made with no fillers, etc. I appreciate on the site that they even tell you why they use each ingredient in their desserts.
Review & Taste Testing
The Wink team sent me a great sampler of all their flavors to try out. But before I talk about taste comparisons, let’s talk about how perfectly they arrived!
They came packed in dry ice and minime could not get over the fact that Momma, “got ice cream in the mail!”.
There is even a guarantee that if your order arrives melted, they will replace it or refund you.
Cocoa Dough, Cinnamon Bun, Iced Latte, Choco Mint, and Cake Batter.
Before I get too much depth about the actual taste of the product let me say this: If you are expecting these to taste like decadent full fat full sugar ice cream – you will be disappointed. But I will point out that Wink does not in fact call this “ice cream”. It is a frozen dessert which I think is a good descriptive of their product.
While the flavors are dessert inspired, the texture is more like Sorbet than ice cream – and they have the best texture when you leave them out for about 5 mins or so at room temp before attempting to dive into them. My favorite flavors (in order) were: Cinnamon Bun, Cake Batter, and Cocoa Dough.
I feel the Cinnamon Bun is closest in flavor to it’s namesake, and I love the real cinnamon you can actually see and taste in it. My least favorite was the iced latte. Perhaps it’s because I’m such a coffee fanatic that I had higher hopes for it. I think a more pronounced coffee flavor would’ve been better.
One first taste with all the flavors, you will notice a slight aftertaste. It might be from the monk fruit used for sweetener – I’m not 100% positive because I’m more familiar with Stevia than I am monk fruit. But after a few bites your taste buds to adjust and I personally no longer notice it.
While I did have my favorites, I had a great experience with the product and the company as a whole. And did I mention 100 Calories for a pint of clean eating treats???! Yeah. I’ll give that a wink!
The Wink team is kindly giving away a tester pack of all their happy little pints! 5 flavors in all!. Use the widget below and please let me know if you have any questions!
Have you tried Wink?
Are you or anyone in your family allergic to any of the common food triggers?
Which flavor of Wink sounds most appealing to you?
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