I bought a pint of Ben & Jerry’s today, and in a misguided attempt to be less of a fat-ass, I got the “Body & Soul” variety, which claims to have “25% Less Fat, Sugar, and Calories” than the regular version of the same flavor. (For the purposes of this experiment, it was the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough).
I’m not quite as euphoric as their marketing people would have me believe, but it’s not bad. Pretty much like the standard version, but not as potent.
The thing that surprised me, though, and the reason I’m sharing my thrilling ice cream experience on the internet, is that item number 4 in the ingredients list is “Grape Juice Concentrate.” That’s one of the last things I’d expect to see in vanilla ice cream; is it a common low-calorie sweetener or something?