Low Fat vs. Regular Ice Cream Taste Test

– Which low-fat ice cream is good enough? – Let’s talk about that. (theme music) – Good mythical morning. – Our tour of mythicality stage
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for more details. – Yeah, get that. Alright, now back in my
great grand papi’s day, there were only three ice cream flavors. Chocolate, vanilla, and coal. But nowadays, there
are hundreds of options and I’m not just talking about flavors. I’m also talking about
nutritional content too. – Right. So today we’re sampling the
quote unquote healthier versions of the biggest ice cream
name brands out there to find out if they’re an
acceptable level of satisfying to replace their less
healthy counterparts. It’s time for good enough,
low-fat ice cream edition. Okay, so we’re gonna be comparing the nutritional differences to decide if it’s good enough or ugh, that’s rough. – Yeah, and let’s start with Dreyers’, which in your area, may be known as Edy’s and we have the classic
butter pecan flavor or what I call butter pecan against their slow-churned no sugar added butter pecan alternative. Actually, in the South, I call it pecans, – But we never say butter pecan. – We say butter pecan. – You say butter pecan. You put it in ice cream, it
changes the way you say it. – Right, it gets more proper. Butter pecan. – I didn’t know that Dreyers was Edys. That’s the biggest revelation for me. – And slow-churned in
addition to no sugar added says it has a third less calories, and half the fat as classic. So we should taste this one first. – Right, and basically, we
got a serving size here. 20 calories less in a serving size. – Okay. – Yeah, always go for the, you know what, let’s do
these extra spoons over here. So you taste the one you think
is going to be worse first. – Still very creamy. Still very pecan-y. – I don’t know, they’re so – There’s nothing to compare it to yet but – There’s something about it that feels like I’m being compromised. – Yeah? – I’m being compromised. – Kind of like how when you can tell that a television is on in another room but you can’t really hear it
but you know you can hear it. – Oh man. And that just tastes good,
like there’s nothing in it – Wow. – That throws you a little curve ball, except the kind of curve
balls that you like. – The creaminess is the same. It’s sweeter and it’s more, it’s got a more robust sweetness. I still got some on my spoon. – There is a distinct difference. – Yeah. – And I will say 20 calories, did you know you can burn calories by actually driving your car. Sitting in LA traffic for 21 minutes, you actually would burn 20 calories. – The delta here? – I do that every morning. I’m not gonna make the sacrifice for this. It’s not worth it. – But would you sit in your
car for 21 extra minutes in order to enjoy that taste over this? – Yes. – Me too. So Dreyer’s slow churned no
sugar added butter pecan? Ugh, that’s rough. – Okay now we got Breyers
delights mint chip versus Breyers original mint chip. – Breyers delights is just, that’s their brand with 75% less fat than a range of full-fat ice cream. – So why do they call it delights? They should call it compromise. – We’ll see if we can delight in it. Now, in terms of servings,
there’s 4.5 grams less fat and 50 less calories in
this than a serving of that. – And if you milk a cow for 22 minutes, you can burn 50 calories. I do that everyday as well. I mean you probably have to
move on to the second cow. I think one cow can only take about 12 and a half to 13 minutes
of milking in my experience in milking cows directly into my mouth. Which I have done. – And I also did. After watching you do it,
I then decided to do it. That’s how euphoric you made it look. – Here’s something I’ll say about mint flavored things in general. I like them but the mint
flavor hides the fact that you’re making a
compromise a little bit in a way that pecans don’t. That’s just my first thing. I wouldn’t know that I was not eating you know, a compromised alternative. – I know, so before you tell
me what you think about this, I think you were thinking
that this is okay. – Definitely. – It’s not as fluffy as this one. It’s more dense but in an almost, not in a creamy way, like
in a sherbet-y kind of way. – That’s because they had
to compress it down to fit into this container. – Okay. – It’s the same amount
of ice cream, it’s just. – This is certainly a better consistency. I would say it’s the same taste because of what you said about the mint. – Yeah, it’s the same
principle of why, and listen, not a sponsor, the reason
I like diet Dr Pepper because the reason you like Dr Pepper is because of that mediciny taste and that doesn’t go away when
you have the diet version. – But if you really
like doing this anyway, – Milk a cow anyway. – Think about the hands on that maiden. That milk maiden, I mean
they’re probably huge, I mean it’s like think about
it, just think about them. – I like a big handed lady. – Good gosh. – Alright, Breyers delights mint chip? Good enough.
– Good enough. – Next up, we got Ben and
Jerrys classic cherry garcia versus their moophoria light brand. This is cherry garcia with
a twist of chocolate swirl in the cherry ice cream,
which that does not have. Are they compensating for something? – And so this one has 260 calories and 15 grams of fat a serving. That has 140 calories
and 4.5 grams of fat. Again, they’re trying to
sell you on the moophoria. Let’s come up with a cool word to make you forget that
you’re eating something that’s not as good. – The thing with this is
you open this thing up, you gonna eat the whole thing. That’s the problem. – Now 120 less calories in a serving. You would have to shred on your guitar – Like Jerry Garcia – For 40 minutes to
burn that many calories. And basically that’s like
1.5 Grateful Dead songs. – If that. Now, I’m not gonna hold the
cherry flavor against it, cause that’s kind of the point. I just like, it’s a little
hard for me to overlook. I like savory ice cream. – Okay, this is one of my
favorite ice cream flavors. – Really? – I used to get this at the C store which two years into living
in a dorm with a C store, I realized the C standed for convenience. – I thought you were gonna say like somehow it stood for
like gaining 15 pounds. – No I just – Which you also did. – No I did that when I got married. – Right. – So I would get one of these on the daily and just eat the whole thing and that was back when I couldn’t
gain weight no matter what – Yeah you couldn’t, that’s right. – So what I’m saying is as
somebody who really likes this, I would think that I was
eating it when I ate that. Like it’s really that good. – But with more chocolate. – I’m not letting the chocolate, the chocolate doesn’t add any calories. – I know but I’m saying
it changes the taste. – It’s still really good. I’m telling you man. – If I saw Ben or Jerry, and I think one of them is
still alive, on the street, but if I saw either of them on the street, I think they’re the type of people that I would go up to and hug. You know, it’s like I
would ask, but them I would – I would ask permission first. – I would pretty much insist. I must give you a hug. – Ironically, I’m having
moophoria from eating this. I really, really like it. I may actually like it more,
and I’m not just making it up. – Are you gonna give up guitar? You gonna stop shredding? – Yeah, I can now, now that
I’m eating low-fat ice cream. – You could eat that much
more of this and shred than just eating that. – I’m not really a shredder. – I agree, I’m enjoying these equally. – Okay, so Ben and Jerry’s
moophoria cherry garcia? Good enough
– good enough. – Okay now we got the classic
Blue Bell homemade vanilla versus the Blue Bell
light homemade vanilla. – Yeah, Blue Bell also has
a no sugar added version but again, this is the light version which means less fat, but incidentally it also means
more sugar than the classic. – I will say right off the
top that I respect Blue Bell for just calling it light, you know? Just calling it what it is, and not trying to give me some
new word like bellaphoria. – Yeah, a serving of the
classic contains 180 calories, nine grams of fat, while this
light version 140 calories, 4.5 grams of fat and more sugar. – 40 more calories in this one, you would have to mow
a lawn for 19 minutes to burn that off. – You speaking my
language now, lawn mowing. – You were a riding lawnmower man. I don’t know what the math is on that. – Oh, this is a push mower? – Yeah, I think it’s a push mower. – Homie don’t play that. – After eating all those
richly flavored ice creams, going back to vanilla is a
little disappointing just – I was gonna say the exact opposite. Like I’m finally at home. – That’s the difference
between me and you. – I love this just plain vanilla. – I want more, I want more in life. – It’s wonderful. – I’m vanilla, I don’t need more. – This is great. – I do like it as an
ice cream though, like, – Yeah, I would say boy
that’s some good ice cream. – I wouldn’t know that I
was eating light ice cream. Oh man. – Richer, thicker, fattier. – This has like something
on the bottom of it. It has like a foundation.
– It’s got a low end to it. – You know what I’m saying?
– Got a badonkadonk. – Yeah, it’s like shaped differently. – Drop it like it’s hot. – Oh man, that’s really good. – But again, before we
dipped into the badonkadonk, I was feeling good about this. – Hold on, you’re
comparing the two things. Like you know that this exists. – Yeah. – So presumably, you have
the option to buy it. – And I love lawn-mowing,
even a push mower for this. – I wouldn’t be upset if you
gave me that as ice cream but I know that this exists and you’re asking me to make
a choice between the two, is it worth mowing the
lawn for 19 minutes? – Yes. – Exactly. So what you’re saying is – Dramatic pause. – Blue Bell light homemade vanilla? Ugh, that’s rough
– ugh, that’s rough. – Alright we got another
vanilla versus vanilla. This is Blue Bunny’s vanilla versus the Blue Bunny no
sugar added sweet freedom. – There you go, trying
to sell me on something. – Want to experience some
freedom while eating ice cream. 130 calories in this half cup serving versus 90 calories, 2.5 grams
of fat over 7 grams of fat. – Okay so you’re saving 40 calories by eating the sweet freedom version. You’d have to clean your
bunnies cage for ten minutes to burn that off. – You’ve been doing some calculations. – Yeah. I mean but it’s probably clean
after four or five minutes, so you’re just doing extra
cleaning just to enjoy this. – This tastes cheap and odd to me. – Both of those things are
a good way to describe it. – Thank you. Cheap and odd, that’s why
I do this for a living. – It tastes like somebody
had to make ice cream from something else. You know what I’m saying? It’s like well we don’t
have the normal things that we make ice cream with but we got these things. – What did they use? – Let’s make it
– reduced fat. – Into ice cream and call it sweet freedom because you have the freedom to say that it tastes cheap and odd. – Alright. [Steevie] I gotta say something and I know this is my problem, so I’m not saying it’s your problem, Link. And you’re doing it like I
would say 90% of the time. But the way you’re eating the ice cream where you like leave a little
bit on the spoon like that and then you dip it
back into the ice cream. – No I don’t. – [Steevie] Oh yeah, yeah. – I don’t dip this back in the ice cream. – [Steevie] Oh yeah, we gotta replay. – I do not. – [Steevie] At one round – I do not. I would never do that! – [Steevie] You left a little bit on – No I don’t – [Steevie] And then
you put it on the desk, – Yeah. – [Steevie] And the you picked it up – And I ate it. – [Steevie] And then you, oh gosh. – No, I ate it, I didn’t put it back in. I would never double dip with residue. – [Steevie] Oh God. – Never. – [Steevie] It’s, okay. – I know that this is probably odd. – Hold on but do you have – To leave half of it. – Do you have a defense for that? – [Steevie] Sharing dairy
products, like that’s bold – Well what am I defending,
that I’m leaving half? Cause I know I do that. – Do you have an explanation
for why you do that? – Uh cause I didn’t want more than that. – I didn’t want more than
this teeny little baby spoon. That’s not even a normal sized spoon. – I like the way it feels when
I’m like rake off the top. – I can’t even do it. – I don’t like ice cream touching my teeth so in some way, it helps
it not touch my teeth. But I would never, Steevie. – I’m sure somebody – To you or anyone – Already pointed out in the comments. – I would never put my residue in there. – [Steevie] I respect that. I felt like you did, but I respect that. – This vanilla ice cream
is not great either. – It’s not great. – Sorry, I know.
– I’m not a fan of the bunny. – There’s a lot of Blue
Bunny fans out there like people will fight
you over some Blue Bunny. But you know what? – So that makes this one tough. – I’m gonna run away, I
don’t want to fight you. I don’t feel that strongly about it. – This one tastes horrible. – I’ll just try to talk my way out of it. – So this is really bad,
I would never want it. – But this isn’t good either. So if you’re gonna make the sacrifice, you’re already making a sacrifice just by eating Blue
Bunny vanilla ice cream. – Make the full bunny sacrifice. – Yeah, so Blue Bunny no sugar
added sweet freedom vanilla? Good enough
– good enough. – So Breyer’s, Ben and
Jerry’s, and Blue Bunny, your healthier versions are good enough. Everyone else, we love
you just the way you are. – Thanks for liking,
commenting, and subscribing. – You know what time it is. – Hi, my name is Zach from
Plymouth, New Hampshire, joined by the lovely teenage
Groot from the Infinity War, wearing my mythical tee
shirt and watching GMM, and it is time to spin
the wheel of mythicality. – Too many things at once, Zach! – Got it all together. – Click the top link to watch us try Halo Top healthy ice creams
in good mythical more. – And to find out where
the wheel of mythicality is gonna land. – Until the next LTAT, keep
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100 thoughts on “Low Fat vs. Regular Ice Cream Taste Test

  1. I too eat ice cream the way Link does. It accentuates the smoothness of the ice cream since you don't come into contact with cold hard steel. Same with yogurt.

  2. my best friend and i both do the halfway spoon thing when we eat ice cream. force of habit? illusion of eating more ice cream? who knows?

  3. The thing you didn't mention was price difference…if there is one. Usually the other styles cost more. At that higher price point, would it still be "good enough"?

  4. i always thought i was more of a rhett guy but the comment link has about vanilla ice cream is me. I love the basic creamy vanilla ice cream.

  5. I stopped watching this channel for like lots of years but I love how your personality hasn’t changed and your videos are still interesting 😂

  6. I love Good Mythical Morning, because im stressed about school alot, and it always releaves my stress!

  7. Oh my gosh when she said link was leaving the ice cream on the spoon 😂😂😂 I noticed it the very first time and I’m like oh my god I’m not the only one😂

  8. i always thought i was more of a rhett guy but the comment link has about vanilla ice cream is me. I love the basic creamy vanilla ice cream.

  9. i like knowing that im not the only one who eats ice cream this way. thank you Link for standing so firmly behind your beliefs <3

  10. I recently learned that Dr Pepper is spicy cherry flavored. That’s probably why you think it has a medicinal taste. Because many medicines are cherry flavored.

  11. Should have done this without knowing which was witch and you had to decide which one was the low-fat one

  12. Watch from 2:00 to 2:20 to see link redip the spoon with ice cream still on it. it doesn’t show but as he picks up the spoon again there is obviously more ice cream on it

  13. Am i the only one who leaves some on the spoon like link (I do not put it back in tho i eat the rest of it)

  14. I have to say, the way Link eats his ice cream by eating only half of the spoonful does make me uncomfortable for some reason.

  15. Did they have cherry brick road howling cow ice cream yet when y’all were at state? Cause I would get that a the bragaw c store just about every day too

  16. I eat ice cream the exact same way as link. Sometimes, if the spoonful is really big, I'll eat it in 4+ little bites.


  18. You didn't factor in the price difference. A half gallon bucket of Breyers/Dreyers is $2.77 at Vons, but the much smaller pint of 310 Breyers is the same as any Ben & Jerry's at $3.99+.

  19. GMM: "Ice Cream Review!"

    Instagrammers: opens and licks sealed ice cream containers then put's it back in the store freezer

  20. Someone saying that after 4 or 5 minutes your rabbit cage will be clean. Lets me know theyve never owned a bunny.
    I have two.

  21. Oh Link. You DID double dip it. Look at the spoon properly from 11:11–11:13.
    You can see little bit of ice cream leftovers at the tip of his spoon.

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