I really risked a lot to do this review. As you can see it was done live, in the Rodzilla G-Whip Subaru. No I wasn’t driving, what I was doing was actually much, much more dangerous.
What’s more risky than snapping pictures and eating “ice cream” while flying down the highway? Remaining parked to do so..in a Whole Foods parking lot. Anyone who has visited the establishment knows that immediately upon exiting the store you will have about 3 Toyota Prius following you to your car. By the time you reach your vehicle there will be anywhere from 3-5 Prius, 4+ Smart Cars, 2 or more Mini Coopers, and in some cases a Segway all lined up waiting for you to pull out.
I knew I didn’t have a lot of time before being harassed for my carbon footprint by a wanna-be Captain Planet, or worse – causing enough congestion for a terrible smart car-hipster-hybrid-fixie pileup. So I removed lid to be dig in to my pepto-pink faux ice cream.
You may have seen my last review of Arctic Zero. There I mentioned that the texture is light and guar-gummy, that seems to be consistent across all of the flavors. The only textural difference with the strawberry were the additional strawberry seeds throughout – a nice touch. Though there were real strawberries in the ingredient list, they did not make for an authentic strawberry flavor. What I got instead was what I would call pleasantly half-ass - light, artificial, and watery. Preferable to throat-searingly fake, but not much else.
In the scope of Arctic Zero flavors, I’d rank this one behind my favorite Vanilla Maple. It ties for flavor with Coffee – personal preference will determine which wins out for you. I found it to be much better than either of the chocolates or cookies n’ creme.
The merits of the product lie in the nutritional and ingredient content. A whole pint of “kind of like ice cream” for for 150 calories to someone restricting their calories may seem like a miracle. However, at $4+ a pint, it’s also a rather expensive way to almost fix a hankering for ice cream.
For the record I made it out of the lot unscathed. Was my review worth aggravating a few *disgruntled-hipsters and wanna-be Captain Planets? It may have been, but not because of the ”ice cream”.
*Rodzilla Reviews has hipster friends, and believes Captain Planet was an excellent cartoon with a wonderful message.