34 Responses

  1. Caitlin J says:

    I actually really enjoy every Halo Top flavor I’ve tried (except for the chocolate mocha chip, which didn’t taste anything like coffee to me and go figure – coffee isn’t even found on the ingredients list!)
    However, these newer flavors haven’t popped up anywhere for me! Where did you find them? They aren’t cheap either, I can’t imagine how much money you spent on this review! I do appreciate this review very much. I’m a HUGE red velvet and cookies and cream person, so I was torn between which one to try first – you helped me with that (once I do find them). Thank you! <3

    • Junk Male says:

      The flavors are getting a slower rollout than I think anticipated. Kroger stores have been amongst the first to sell. I was fortunate that Halo Top offered to send me the 10 new ones – I purchased the remainder. They didn’t require me to post about them and it didn’t affect my scoring!

      • Caitlin J says:

        Lucky!!!! Have you ever heard of Enlightened’s Ice Cream Pints? I usually get them from Shoprite and I’m OBSESSED. I wonder how these new Halo Top flavors will compare since they’re more similar in terms of calories. I can only find Halo Top in Wegman’s and my store said they won’t have the new flavors available until closer to the end of the year (close, but still too far), unfortunately I don’t live near a Kroger 🙁

        • Junk Male says:

          I haven’t tried Enlightened yet but I plan to soon. It’s harder to find in Maryland for me. With Halo Top, I can only find at Wegmans and Whole Foods but both haven’t gotten the new flavors yet either. Stay patient!

          • Caitlin J says:

            No way, I’m from Maryland, too! Harford County to be specific, but yeah I haven’t been able to find Halo Top anywhere except for Wegmans (well, I did notice Shoprite started carrying it but only the vanilla and they’re always sold out). Wegmans is my only hope for it haha

          • Junk Male says:

            I used to live in Bel Air! I’m currently living down in Baltimore.

    • Dominic Flaim says:

      Price is why I haven’t tried more of these, but I intend to. I’m only replying to you because the one time I tried HT was Lemon Cake found for 50 or 75 cents at a discount store, and I wish I would have grabbed more than 1!

      • Junk Male says:

        Sale price is definitely the time to pounce on these. It sucks that healthier products always come with an elevated price. Lemon surprised me.

  2. Marc P says:

    Another wicked informative post. Thanks.
    Never heard of this but intrigued. And yes I’m a guy and ain’t afraid to admit it. 🙂

    When I first saw homepage, it looked like a shooting gallery at at a fair with point values.

  3. Steph says:

    I just laughed out loud spitting grilled chicken, steamed broccoli and mustard onto my screen. I shed a few tears because you are so spot-on with this posting. For good measure, I washed my meal down with black coffee and continued to read your reviews.

    • Junk Male says:

      This comment makes me happy. Glad you enjoyed! I’ve been there and done that with yellow mustard on everything, and I still drink my coffee black. I once ate peanut butter & jelly on lettuce. From crash diets to juice cleanses to running a junk food blog, I’ve done it all. This was really fun to write because of it.

  4. cait says:

    Seriously freaking hilarious- I am a skinny white girl who lives in the gym/counting macros and I should be offended by this post but instead I just find it really really funny so thanks for that. And yeah- if I’m going to eat ice cream you better dang believe I’m going to google what the best tasting flavor is before I go and weigh it out on my little scale.. but really..

    • Junk Male says:

      Haha, I’m glad you found this useful and entertaining Caitlin! I meant no disrespect of course. I’ve had my experience counting macros strictly to draw from too. Even then, I was able to step outside and laugh at the absurdity of some of it.

  5. Awesome review, TY! Being the geek that I am I had to read reviews before buying, now I know what to try first, peanut butter! Happy first day of Spring ?

  6. Kim Martin says:

    Agree Peanut Butter Cup is one of the best flavors but think Chocolate Mocha Chip deserves a top ranking…my favorite! S’mores was the biggest disappointment because I was expecting a Chocolate base – not vanilla. Wish Halo Top would place a brief description on each carton, especially considering the price.

  7. Esther Newberg says:

    I have eaten the vanilla, chocolate chip and birthday. They all taste the same to me. I will continue purchasing the
    vanilla. I did put some light chocolate syrup on it.. Costco’s is the bet place to buy this ice cream. Will continue eating this wonderful ice cream

  8. mykia says:

    Chocolate Mocha Chip is my favorite. I was surprised to see it at the bottom. I love it.

  9. Ardith Meadow says:

    Hey junk guy, don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining! That pint of Sea Salt Caramel I didn’t even finish. REASONS: 1.) Higher price 2.) Where’s the caramel? I dug and dug. 3.) Ice crystals throughout. 4.) NOT creamy. Will not buy again.

    • Junk Male says:

      Let’s talk, Ardith. The higher price is a sunk cost and shouldn’t affect you finishing it. The rest of your points can be valid but mine had caramel in it. Sadly inconsistency in mix-ins is a problem we see in many companies. Same with ice crystals, but due to Halo’s makeup it’s especially important to let it temper fully. They’ll be the first to tell you that. Once tempered mine was creamy with no ice crystals. Point is, I didn’t lie to you. We just had different experiences!

  10. Cynthia Freeman says:

    Tried the red velvet and oatmeal cookie. On sale at Shoprite in NJ for 2.88 had a 2$ off coupon. Oatmeal cookie was superb nice cinnamon flavor chewy oats finished it all. Red velvet was good but I tasted alcohol appreciated the brownie chunks and nice red color and texture. Will try the chic peanut butter and lemon cake just to see if they measure up. I have extra coupons would never buy these at the regular price of 4.78 a pint.

  11. Julie Esposito-Mendoza says:

    I love your reviews Junk Male!

  12. Alabamaliz says:

    I love that we are all so opinionated on the flavors – how very human of us! My favs are mint, lemon cake, and choc almond crunch, but honestly, I thank the ice cream gods for them all! As to cost, they are pricey, but sometimes research helps. A few stores around Chattanooga have them in the under $4 range, and my little Foodland in small-town Alabama had a sale on them two weeks ago – 3 for $10!! Roll Tide on that!!

  13. Bushra says:

    I wish I read this before I bought the Cookies and Cream flavor – I bought it after craving some ice cream but today is not a cheat day, alas. It has an… interesting flavor that I wasn’t expecting at all. Not a fan.

  14. Robin says:

    Wow Opinions can sure vary. I didn’t find red velvet that impressive and my overall rankings look totally different than yours.

    My favorites are (in the order of most liked to least liked)
    Chocolate chip cookie dough
    Vanilla bean
    Sea salt caramel
    Mint chip
    S’mores=red velvet
    Birthday cake = chocolate
    Black cherry =Chocolate Almond Crunch

    Prob never gonna buy again:
    Oatmeal cookie
    Chocolate peanut butter
    Lemon cake (lemon fan but this one isn’t lemony enough)

  15. Danielle says:

    Thanks for this. I’m in desperate need of something sweet in the middle of this diet and your guidence is welcomed. I legit laughed out loud like a crazy person in my house when I read your review of #23.

  16. Barbara says:

    Enjoyed your witty Halo Top review. We’ve been going a bit crazy w/Ben & Jerry recently-2 for 6 bucks @ our ACME. Can’t beat that but really need to lose those calories! Intending to try some Halo-for some reason I’ve passed on it, but thanks to you, look forward to a new treat.

    • Junk Male says:

      Thanks Barbara! With the tradeoff in cals comes a tradeoff in flavor, but try any of the top recommendations from this list and see what you think! If the top few won’t win you over, then this brand just ain’t for you. Hope you love it!

  17. sbrnyc752 says:

    NYC finally got the new flavors AND they were on sale for $3.50 so…I basically replaced dinner with Halo Top for a week. Pumpkin Pie is everything! One of the best ice creams out there, protein or not. Flavor, texture, everything is spot on and I’m not generally pumpkin spice cray. I agree that Candy Bar is good, but SO sweet. Too sweet. It would have benefit from a saltier caramel to better balance the sweetness. Pancakes and Waffles was revolting. They should rename it Walden Farms flavor because that’s exactly what it tastes like–a cold, pint full of Walden Farms syrup. I got through as much as I could and had to toss the pint, I couldn’t even finish it which has basically never happened in my life. I’m a little skeeved out by the cream cheese in the cinnamon roll ingredients but that is next on the list. I also love Oatmeal, Chocolate Almond (Amaretto!), Peanut Butter and Vanilla. NYCers–I found Enlightened Cookie and Brownies at-Fairway on 125th!!

  18. Olivia says:

    I AM CONFUSED! I got Mochi Green Tea and it is the texture of softened marshmallow fluff. I ignored the word “mochi” when I bought it and was pleasantly surprised by the mochi balls as well BUT thank god they were in there because the ice cream base tasted like marshmallow perfume that sat in the fridge. Did I get a faulty pint? Why won’t it freeze to an acceptable ice cream texture!?
    PS: I wish I read these reviews before I bought banana the same day

    • Junk Male says:

      Rough day in the freezer aisle! Yeah “marshmallow perfume” is a good way to describe the flavor. I don’t know what happened on that one…

  19. c says:

    OK…. I hate mix ins and I hate sweetness, so I think I can just use your review in reverse order ! Thanks for tasting all these because it has taken me a year (!) to eat two flavors of Yassos…