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The INSIDER Summary:

  • Halo Top just released seven new flavors: pancakes and waffles, candy bar, caramel macchiato, cinnamon roll, chocolate covered banana, mochi green tea, and rainbow swirl.
  • Our four favorites were pancakes and waffles, candy bar, caramel macchiato, and cinnamon roll.
  • Our least favorite flavors were chocolate covered banana, mochi green tea, and rainbow swirl.

Halo Top — the low-calorie, high-protein ice cream with a cult following — recently released seven new flavors.

The brand’s main selling point is that you can consume a whole pint for around 300 calories.

We had already sampled and ranked their 17 existing flavors, so we were eager to try the newcomers, which include:

  1. Pancakes and waffles
  2. Candy bar
  3. Caramel Macchiato
  4. Cinnamon Roll
  5. Chocolate Covered Banana
  6. Mochi Green Tea
  7. Rainbow Swirl

According to the brand, the new flavors will hit stores across the US by the end of this month.

Keep scrolling for our thoughts on the brand’s most recent releases.

Halo Top’s fun and colorful packaging is hard to miss and part of what gives the brand its appeal. The new flavors didn’t disappoint in the looks category.

We tried to go in as open-minded as possible, but there were a few flavors that we just couldn’t help but be skeptical about.

Namely, rainbow swirl…

This “flavor” also happened to be the pint with the fewest number of calories, with only 240 per pint (60 per serving).

…and mochi green tea.

Candy bar and cinnamon roll clocked in at 360 calories per pint — the highest of the bunch.

Not surprising, considering they also sounded like two of the best-tasting flavors.

Sure enough, Cinnamon roll was an immediate favorite.

We loved that the flavor was filled with cinnamon roll pieces, which are best described as the cinnamon roll version of cookie dough bites. According to one teste-tester, it tasted more cinnamon-y than an actual cinnamon roll.

We also loved pancakes and waffles.

It was impressive how much the ice cream tasted like we were actually eating a pancake doused in maple syrup.

“This takes me back to my childhood,” one taste tester said.

Chocolate covered banana, however, was a total letdown. We thought the flavor was way too “aggressive.”

Upon opening the pint we were hit with an overwhelming banana smell. It tasted like they had left out the chocolate part of the flavor and had only managed to achieve the banana part.

We were big fans of the caramel macchiato.

“The caramel swirl was a nice touch, and the coffee flavor was present, but not too strong.”

Mochi green tea was the most baffling of the flavors. One of us thought it tasted like lotion.

We liked that the flavor contains actual mochi pieces, but we also thought the ice cream could have used way more of them.

There was no denying that the rainbow swirl was pretty. But, unsurprisingly, the taste just didn’t live up to the look.

What was supposed to be a mix of “juicy orange, tart lime, and sweet raspberry” was in reality an indistinguishable combination that was overly sweet and overly artificial.

Candy bar was a solid flavor.

One of us thought it tasted the least artificial of the bunch. Thanks to the chunks of peanuts and chocolate, it tasted a lot like a Snickers bar.

We came out of the taste test with three clear losers: chocolate covered banana, mochi green tea, and rainbow swirl.

Caramel macchiato, pancakes and waffles, cinnamon roll, and candy bar were all winners in our eyes.

However, if we had to pick just one winner, it would be pancakes and waffles.

It was delicious, different, and the most authentic out of all the flavors. Plus, a whole pint comes in at under 300 calories.

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