One of the original nice cream pints is making waves with a total brand shake up. Hakuna Banana is now Must Love Bananas, and we think the new name is pretty fitting. Although their frozen desserts come in several flavors, they are banana-forward. And for the most part, Must Love Bananas is sweetened solely with fruit.
Must Love Bananas is the New Big Kahuna of Vegan Nice Cream
In addition to rebranding, they’ve tweaked their formula just a little bit. But for the most part, the consumer reviews below for Hakuna Banana carry over to the Must Love Bananas pints (they also make chocolate covered bars!). Be sure to leave your own unbiased rating and review below if you try any of them!
Ingredients: bananas, coconut milk (water, coconut milk), dates, vanilla extract, vanilla bean, vegetable gums (guar, acacia), salt. contains coconut.*
Nutrition (per 2/3 cup serving): 140 calories, 3.5g fat, 27g carbs, 3g fiber, 24g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 1g protein.*
Choco Choco Chip
Please note that they did change up the chocolate chips they source. They used to be organic and coconut sugar-sweetened. They’re now non-organic and sugar-sweetened, but they are still soy-free and made with just three ingredients!
Ingredients: bananas, coconut milk (water, coconut milk), dates, cocoa powder (processed with alkali), chocolate chips (sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter), vegetables gums (guar, acacia), salt. contains coconut.*
Nutrition (per 2/3 cup serving): 150 calories, 4.5g fat, 28g carbs, 4g fiber, 24g sugars (includes 1g added sugars), 1g protein.*
Cashew Cookie Dough
Ingredients: bananas, coconut milk (water, coconut milk), dates, chocolate chips (sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter), almond butter, cashews, vanilla extract, vegetables gums (guar, acacia), salt. contains: coconut, cashews and almonds (tree nuts).
Nutrition (per 2/3 cup serving): 170 calories, 6g fat, 29g carbs, 4g fiber, 25g sugars (includes 1g added sugars), 2g protein.*
Peanut Butter Chip
Ingredients: bananas, coconut milk (water, coconut milk), dates, peanuts, chocolate chips (sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter), vegetables gums (guar, acacia), salt. contains coconut, peanuts.*
Nutrition (per 2/3 cup serving): 150 calories, 6g fat, 26g carbs, 3g fiber, 23g sugars (includes 1g added sugars), 2g protein.*
I asked Hakuna Banana about allergen protocols, and they sent the following response:
We are managed on equipment that sometimes processes milk, wheat, tree nuts, eggs, soy, corn, and peanuts, so if your audience has severe allergies, it would be safer for them to not consume our product.
But when I specifically asked again about their cleaning processes, they responded:
Our plant has a strict policy of thoroughly washing before and after each production run of our products!
More Facts on Must Love Bananas Nice Cream
- Price: $5.99 per pint
- Availability: Must Love Bananas is launching in Sprouts stores first. It will roll out to Whole Foods and other retailers.
- Certifications: Must Love Bananas is Non-GMO Verified.
- Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Must Love Bananas is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, vegan, vegetarian, and paleo-friendly. They also state that it is refined sugar-free and corn-free. Select flavors are made without peanuts.*
- For More Product Information: Visit the Must Love website at must.love.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.
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Stick to oats
The oats must love line is great, but when it comes to must love bananas there are better alternatives. Some of the banana combinations just taste like baby food. If you have kids go for it. Healthier choice but for adults it definitely isn’t worth the price point for a non dairy ice cream.
New choco chips suck
The original Hakuna Banana chocolate chocolate chip was the best. The choco chips in the new formula are awful.
Hakuna Banana was better
Disappointing changeover. I loved the Hakuna Banana ChocoChoco Chip, but the Must Love one is not as dark, and the cocoa and chocolate are flavorless and gritty.
Tried the chocolate chip flavor and it was inedible. I couldn’t make it past two bites. It tasted like icy, sour banana puree with acidic cocoa. I was really disappointed.
Needs more flavor. .banana cashew
Bananas with frozen choco pieces. I added spices and things to mine, but could have done this without buying personally.
Creamy, not overly sweet and satisfying! I bought the cashew cookie. Loved it.
Great healthy alternative
I was looking for a more low cal alternative to the normal dairy ice creams. Tried the choco chip and found it to be delicious. I love bananas and chocolate combo.
Just tastes like bananas
I had the cashew cookie dough: it just tastes like bananas with the occasional chocolate chip. Nice texture, & not a bad flavor, but way below my expectations, based on the flavor name.
Nice creamy, not ice creamy
This is a cool product and a great sweet treat. I find it a bit too banana-y, but am so happy to find to it. A smooth and comforting sweet treat. I buy it at Sprouts.👍👍🙏🙏🙏
Cashew cooks dough
Nutty. Almond butter. Cashews. With chewy date bites. Banana and almond butter combo is always killer.