Product: So Delicious Dairy Free Peppermint Star Coconut Milk Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert – 6.99+
Twas the holiday season and stress was high. I mean…at the top level of high stress. Why? Holiday season…I just told you. People were everywhere, gifts weren’t bought yet, and I had a grocery list to get purchased.
And so…I began working my way through the crowded aisles of Whole Foods. I don’t normally buy much in the freezer section there, but I always make a point to go down the aisles. This time, however, as I was going through the frozen dessert treats, some bright (and new) So Delicious treats seemed to wave at me. I pulled open that freezer door and spotted coconut milk ice cream treats in the shapes of snowmen and stars. The snowmen were vanilla with a chocolate layer forming the hat. The stars…peppermint.
Unfortunately, the budget was tight as it was the holidays, but my roomie and I insisted that the following week we’d come back and pick them up…because we’d make some more room by then.
And so…we did. And the Snowmen treats were there…but the Peppermint Stars (the ones I really, really, really wanted to try) were gone. I got upset, and we bought the “boring” (they were anything but boring, they were delicious!) Snowman treats and devoured them later that week. We kept returning, week-after-week, to Whole Foods, but the Peppermint Stars spot always was empty. They were either really popular…or weren’t ever restocked.
Until something magical happened soon after Christmas.
I was back in Whole Foods and walking down that frozen food aisle. At the frozen treats, I looked toward the So Delicious Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert area and spotted the red, white, and pink box I had been searching for. I pulled open that freezer door and pulled it out, showing it to Cathy. It was the very last box. THE LAST ONE. We had so many errands to run that day, so we asked the Customer Service desk if they could put it in the freezers in the back until we came back. They were happy to do so. And I was happy that I was finally going to have these in my freezer.
However, it seemed my roommate wasn’t as eager to consume them as I was. Every week we polished off another dessert (usually cookies of some sort) and I would list off other dessert options to follow…and the ice cream we had in the freezer was never even considered. BUT…this past week, I asked “Do you want the chocolate cookies from Cuisine Cube or do you want the ice cream bars?”
“Are those the Peppermint Stars?”
“The ice cream I have been referring to all this time that you never want to eat has been the Peppermint Stars.”
“OH! That’s what I want.”
Sometimes…she needs to be smacked. HA!
So…it was Friday night…and it was time to finally dig into the frozen dessert bars that I had coveted since before Christmas and, the dessert gods blessed me with the final box of the season at Whole Foods. I couldn’t wait. So, I got them out of the freezer and pulled out the box. I tore into it, handed one to my roommate and then tore the wrapper off of mine. I had waited three months to finally dig into these. One taste…and I knew it was worth the wait.
The So Delicious Diary Free Peppermint Star Coconut Milk Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert was absolutely amazing. For the first time ever, I didn’t feel as though the peppermint flavor overwhelmed the treat at all. It was subtle…but the highlight of the actual flavor in the ice cream. The bar itself was nice and frozen…but melt-in-your-mouth good. It was so delicious (ha…see what I did there?). I mean…it was light and creamy and just…yum. I loved having a little taste of the holidays in April. I really did. So, maybe the wait was worth it. Well, it was. I just wish I could have enjoyed more of these. I’m so thankful I found that one last box before they disappeared for the season. I will be on the hunt for these this next holiday season and hopefully can have more than two nights worth. Because, sometimes, a treat is just worth it. These were beyond worth it.
Let’s talk about ingredients, shall we? The So Delicious Dairy Free Peppermint Star Coconut Milk Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert is made from organic coconut milk, organic dried cane syrup, inulin, natural flavor, organic beet juice, guar gum, carbo bean gum, and annatto. YUM YUM!! These bars are free of trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, gluten and dairy. They are also kosher. They are perfection in peppermint form.
As for nutrition, you’ll love how these add up. The So Delicious Dairy Free Peppermint Star Coconut Milk Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert has a serving size of 1 bar. Four bars come in the box. One delicious star-shaped frozen dessert bar will serve up 100 calories and 5 grams of fat (much of that will be from the coconut milk), 14 grams carbohydrates, 10 grams of sugar, 5 grams of fiber and 1 gram of protein. Not bad. Not bad at all.
Talk about a dessert you can feel good about indulging in. I am a huge fan of So Delicious, and having the chance to try one of their limited-edition seasonal ice cream treats was amazing. Totally in love. It’s like a frozen candy cane in ice cream format. How can you not love that. I hope they bring these back next year. I’ll load up my freezer with them for sure. DELISH!