Friday, July 21, 2006

try to detect it, it's not too late

For the past ten months we've been satisfying our sweet teeth with a dollop of frozen fat free whipped topping atop one of those little containers of Sugar Free JELL-O. While we avoid store brand gelatin, I've found that I actually prefer the taste (and price) of Kroger brand frozen fat free whipped topping to Cool Whip Free. As you can see by the photos, I'm not the only one who feels that way. The shelf for the 78 cent store brand is a lot emptier than the shelf for the $1.07 national brand.

My daughter suggested that we try adding some frozen fat free whipped topping to a tall glass of frosty Diet A&W Root Beer. Wow! It's fantastic. It's a flavor sensation that my daughter has named the "whip float." As the photo shows, a straw is mandatory equipment.
A budgeting website suggests that you can also put the frozen fat free whipped topping between a couple of chocolate graham crackers to make a faux ice cream sandwich.

I had tried making a diet root beer float with no sugar added fat free ice cream. It was okay, but the frozen fat free whipped topping makes a much better float. Plus the frozen fat free whipped topping is a whole lot easier to find in a supermarket than no sugar added fat free ice cream. Next time you're at the store and you need to send your spouse on a wild goose chase, tell them to try to find a container of no sugar added fat free ice cream. It will give you some time to shop without distraction while they are lost in a sea of confusing ice cream labels.
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Anonymous Pam Mc said...

Wow! I'll have to try that. I LOVE root beer AND whipped topping and am also watching my calories and such. Thanx to your daughter for the tip.

Blogger Heather said...

Root beer is the best for a float great idea

Anonymous Mary O said...

No sugar added fat free ice cream? I think they're missing a couple of words. It should be "no sugar, no taste added fat free ice cream. Sounds pretty horrible to me. Frank, what's happened to you? Now that you've wasted away to nothing, did your taste buds do the same? What's next? No sugar added Marshmallow Peeps?

Blogger Frank Murphy said...

Hey Mary O!

After going without any ice cream for months, the FF/NSA tasted pretty good. Now that I'm in the maintenance phase of the weight loss plan, I can have a half cup of regular ice cream if I count it as both a starch and a fat. The FF/NSA counts as only a starch. Three Peeps also count as one starch. As you know, I used to eat fifteen at a time instead of just three! It's all about portion control.


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