Just prior to trialing it, I read many mixed reviews online about Wink Frozen Desserts. As I soon discovered, the varying opinions were for good reason. Which is why I’ve opted to skip a star rating on this review. Instead, I’ll provide enough details about Wink Frozen Desserts to help you decide if these pints might be right for you.
Wink Frozen Desserts are extremely light. They range from just 25 to 75 calories per serving. They also have as little as 0 grams of sugars, 2 grams of protein, and 1 gram of fiber in each 1/2 cup. Select flavors have up to 4 grams of sugars and 4 grams of fat.
So what is in them? One sample ingredient label contains the following: water, pea protein, vegetable glycerin, organic agave inulin, organic flavors, organic tapioca, monk fruit, baking soda, xanthan gum, organic stevia, guar gum.
As you might suspect from reading this profile, Wink Frozen Desserts don’t taste like your typical ice cream. With no top allergens, added sugars and fat, they have an overall vibe that is notably off from the norm.
The consistency of Wink Frozen Desserts is closer to a sorbet than an ice cream. It’s scoopable, but a bit icy. As it melts, it does appear thicker, but then it has a slightly gelatinous mouth feel. We preferred it straight from the freezer, fully chilled with that slight icy edge. The picture below does a fantastic job of showing the different textures.
The flavor names on Wink Frozen Desserts imply a potential flavor rush, but the taste of each is actually very mild. For most of the pints, our tasters didn’t even come close to guessing the flavor. As you can see from the ingredient list above, they rely heavily on “organic flavors”, rather than flavorful ingredients that may add to the calorie or sugar count. Honestly, I’ve never seen “flavors” so high up on an ingredient list!
Since Wink Frozen Desserts are less full-bodied than most, and are sweetened exclusively with sugar-free, natural sweeteners, they do have a different underlying influence. For those who are stevia “super-tasters” like me, you may find the stevia and monk fruit combination off-putting. However, if you follow a sugar-free diet or use sugar-free sweeteners often, then the flavors might hit your taste buds just right.
We sampled bites of each flavor and our hands down favorite was the Caramel Candy Apple. We didn’t taste the apple, but the warmer caramel notes helped to mellow the stevia sharpness. Our second choice was the Black Cherry Cacao Nib. Yes, of course we picked two of the higher calorie ones! The base was mild, but did have a cherry influence that we could detect. And the generous smattering of cacao nibs were a nice surprise. But still, these pints are very unique.
The photos were provided by Wink Frozen Desserts. Unlike many other products, their photos are quite accurate. What you see is what you will get!
The Facts on Wink Frozen Desserts
Certifications: I believe Wink Frozen Desserts are Certified Vegan, Certified Gluten Free, Certified Kosher Pareve, and Non-GMO Verified.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Wink Frozen Desserts are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Wink Frozen Desserts website at winkfrozendesserts.com.
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OMGoodness, I’m not sure which was worst, the first bite or the aftertaste. It takes like chemicals!
Nastiness just nastiness
I bought this thinking it might be somewhat good. That’s good if you like eating slime that leaves such an awful after taste you just can’t get rid of. It just tastes awful and smells even worse when thawed and dumped down the drain!
It’s horrible. It tastes watery and leaves a bad after taste. I tried to eat a second spoonful, and somehow oh, it was so much worse than the first! I spat it out.
This was the worst thing I ever tasted in my life!!! I ordered 4 pints of their so called Icecream. Cost me almost $40! Wasn’t even worth 40 cents lol do not torture yourself!!
Should Have Checked Reviews First
I never heard of this before but I decided to try it. Not even close to the flavor on the carton. I added almond milk and sprinkled pumpkin spice (which is what it is supposed to be) and that made it better.
Okay…maybe you are allergic to everything and cant have soy ice cream, coconut cream ice cream, real ice cream, sorbet, etc etc and you want SOMETHING…well if that’s the case, keep looking because this is just awful. i ordered 10 different flavors and not only are they all awful, but they all taste the same. Like some slimy, artificial, flavorless, cold goo. $50 bucks wasted! You know that saying “it’s better than nothing”??? Nope. Obviously they hadn’t tasted Wink!
Tastes Like Chemicals
Even though this ice cream is made with all natural ingredients the taste is horrible (in my opinion) Sadly I ordered 6 pints (what was I thinking?) and I have tried EVERYTHING to make it taste better. I added nuts, I tried using it for a cold coffee drink, I added whipped cream…NOTHING made it better. I gave some of the pints away to my other Keto friends and they hated it as well. I guess I will just have to say TO EACH HIS OWN….this is NOT for me.
I bought the cocoa mint and it tasted like medicine. Horrible!
ALL I taste are the sugar alcohols! I do like stevia but that’s ALL I taste!
Wink vanilla bean
I bought my first order of WINK ICE CREAM and just tried the vanilla bean. It is AWFUL! Totally disappointed ☹️!