A couple weeks ago, I got to cover backstage beauty at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for work. (I know, right? I’m still giddy.) Among all the questions my friends asked me about the experience were 1] Are the models as pretty in person? (Yes!) 2] Are they really as skinny in person? (Yes!) and 3] What were the models eating backstage? (Ice cream!) Wait. Back up a second… ice cream? Victoria’s Secret models?! Believe it. Enlightened ice cream bars. If they’re good enough for models to snack on, you better bet I was first in line to check out these sweet (and healthy!) treats. You’ll have to wait until December 4 to watch the runway show, but you can read about these amazing ice cream bars right now.
If you rattled off the credentials of an Enlightened bar, I’d think you were talking about some hippie health food. Seriously? 70 calories, 8 grams of protein, high fiber, fat free, no artificial crap. It sounds like a recipe for the kind of foods you have to eat rather than the ones you want to. I’m happy to report that the orange cream Enlightened bar was easily one of the best frozen treats I have ever sampled. (And, of course, it won’t threaten even a Victoria’s Secret model’s figure!)
As a testament to how good this stick o’creamy goodness is, let me tell you that after picking up a bar at the VS show, I headed outside into the snow and sleet that was New York’s freak winter storm Athena. Apparently eating ice cream in the snow was crazy by even by New Yorkers’ standards, because quite a few people stopped me on my way to the subway to offer me a friendly “you know it’s snowing, right lady?” reminder. To that I could only respond with a “yes, of course I know, but you just do not understand.” Because even though my ice cream bar was in no danger of melting, I was inhaling it like it was my only chance.
Are you convinced? These cool treats come in three yummy flavors: Orange Cream, Fudge, and Coffee: so you’re pretty much covered regardless of your palate.
If you’re in NYC, you shouldn’t have too much difficulty tracking down this ice cream. Click here to search availability or make a formal request for your local store to carry these delicious goodies! Or, check them out on Facebook to get alerts for freebies. As always, keep us posted and let us know if you love the brand!