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I was asked to review Thrive Ice Cream, and I have to admit, the first thought that crossed my mind was how it was going to get to me, still frozen. But when it arrived, I was pleasantly surprised at the dry-ice packed cooler that had kept it in perfect condition, even after sitting out on my porch for an hour.
It was impossible to unpack the cooler without the kids noticing, so naturally, they all wanted to dig right in. So we did. I let each of them pick from the four flavors: Homemade Vanilla, Strawberry, Milk Chocolate, and Chocolate Fudge. None of them had any complaints. I mean, hey… it’s ice cream. What kid would complain? I’m a firm believe that you can judge any brand of ice cream based on how good their chocolate is, so I dug into one of the cups of Chocolate Fudge. The cups are perfectly filling. They don’t leave you wanting more, and there’s no way you are going to end up tossing it because you can’t finish it. Trust me. There’s NO way. My theory proved to be correct. I was highly impressed with the richness of the Chocolate Fudge flavor, and over the course of the next few days, I realized that the other flavors didn’t disappoint either. But between the wonder of how it was going to be shipped, and being extremely excited about getting lots of ice cream, I had apparently missed the best part: It’s HEALTHY. Yes, I’m serious.
In other words, you can eat it for a meal replacement (I hesitate to use that phrase, simply because most things that are called meal replacements taste disgusting… but Thrive Ice Cream is FAR from disgusting), between-meal snack, or even as dessert. Imagine the look on the kids’ faces if you told them they were getting something healthy for dessert, and then giving them ice cream! Each cup has at least 9 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber, and 25% of the daily recommended amounts of 24 vitamins and minerals, along with four different strains of probiotics.
If you live here in the midwest, you can find Thrive Frozen Nutrition at Hy-Vee stores. If not, you can use their store locator to find somewhere near you that sells it. You can also download a coupon for $1.00 off. Make sure you check out their Facebook Page as well, for more on Thrive Ice Cream, and help Melissa out with her quest to find 50 ways to reuse the empty cups when the ice cream is all gone!