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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Horrible is a compliment.
Tried a dish of the cinnamon bun flavor, no one should be subjected to that “frozen dessert”. Truly awful. Even the cat wouldn’t eat it.
I’d rather eat the packaging than the product.
Doesn't taste like Ice-cream and it's auto shipped.
Taste like water down flavor skim milk and they auto ship, which I did not know when you order on-line.
Will use as a base for a something else because it’s not good on its own
Being on Keto, we bought the 8 variety pack. Very expensive. They all taste the same. You can’t tell the Lemon Cake from the Dark Chocolate. On paper it sounds good, but on your tongue it’s not. Because we spent so much $$$ on this stuff, I will use it as a base, with my own ingredients added and whip up a shake. Or I may combine all the pints, ( like I said, they all taste the same!)…..cook up a keto cake and layer it. Anything to avoid eating it by itself!
Horrible taste and bad business
Tasted horrible. Ordered four pints and when it finally came i opened the box to a note saying. One of the flavors you ordered was out of stock. So they randomly picked a flavor to replace it and gave me a coupon for another pint later that I’ll never use because there product is nasty
A RIP off...
The most disgusting stuff I have ever put in my mouth,and to think I paid $8 for a pint of this.Dont see how yall stay in business.Wish I had read the reviews before I bought 4 pints..
Tastes pasty / protein like. Not good
We sampled wink for the same reasons many of you are considering it (health benefits). Just not very good. Had a very pasty/ protein like taste and barely resembled ice cream.
Not worth it
Just doesn’t even come close to anything resembling ice cream. Very off-putting taste and texture. Don’t bother.
Waste of Money $50.00+
Took over an hour to thaw. Vanilla Bean sounds like Velcro when scooping from container and has a consistency of the beach. No taste at all. The others had a smoother consistency but no tast as well. As some flavors I ordered were out of stock I received two of a kind. I can’t even give this away.
Not what I was hoping for
seems like frozen dish soap