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The Worst Chocolate Ice Cream Pint

You already know it's a decadent treat, but some options are worse for you than others.

It's sweet, decadent, and can instantly bring a smile to anyone's face. Yes, we're talking about chocolate ice cream. If there's anything that can give you an instant mood boost, it's a scoop of this frozen treat. But not all chocolate ice cream pints are the same. There are some options hiding in the freezer aisle that are simply bad news.

To make sure you don't make the wrong choice when your sweet tooth comes calling, we've rounded up chocolate ice cream pints from some of your favorite brands. After looking at the calories, fat, and sugar content in each pint, we ranked them from the not so bad to the worst chocolate ice cream pint you shouldn't ever bother buying. Uncover which chocolate ice cream option is a no-go, and then stock up on any of The 7 Healthiest Foods to Eat Right Now.

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Breyers Chocolate

breyers chocolate

Per serving: 180 calories, 9 g fat (6 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 70 mg sodium, 22 g carbs (1 g fiber, 20 g sugar), 3 g protein

Breyers is a classic brand and the chocolate ice cream that is made with real cocoa is said to be "America's favorite." On our list, it's the least harmful of the bunch, although one serving size is packing as much sugar as you would get from two Original Glazed Krispy Kreme Donuts.

7

Turkey Hill Chocolate Salted Caramel

turkey hill chocolate salted caramel
Courtesy of Turkey Hill
Per serving: 190 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 180 mg sodium, 28 g carbs (<1 g fiber, 22 g sugar), 3 g protein

Turkey Hill added a touch of salted caramel to its milk chocolate ice cream, which adds slightly to the calorie and sugar counts.

6

Edy's Double Fudge Brownie

edys double fudge brownie

Per serving: 200 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 60 mg sodium, 27 g carbs (1 g fiber, 20 g sugar), 3 g protein

"Double" is one of those buzzwords on food labels that should signal some alarms. Here, it means that one scoop of Edy's chocolate ice cream gives you double the fudge swirls and brownie. Which means more calories and sugar!

5

Tillamook Udderly Chocolate

tillamook udderly chocolate

Per serving: 230 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 70 mg sodium, 26 g carbs (1 g fiber, 24 g sugar), 4 g protein

OK, let's just take a moment to appreciate the name of this flavor. Props to Tillamook there. The pint is loaded up with white chocolate and rich chocolate ice cream that has chocolate bits mixed in. It sounds like a creamy dreamy delight, but one serving is coming in at 24 grams of sugar. You'll want to keep in mind The American Heart Association's recommendations when it comes to your added sugar intake. Men should consume no more than 36 grams of added sugar per day, and women shouldn't have more than 25 grams daily.

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4

Blue Bunny Chocolate Bunny Tracks

blue bunny chocolate tracks

Per serving: 250 calories, 14 g fat (9 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 85 mg sodium, 29 g carbs (1 g fiber, 25 g sugar), 4 g protein

Blue Bunny's Bunny Tracks is a popular flavor, and it's easy to see why. This pint is made up of a chocolate frozen dairy dessert that is loaded with chocolaty peanut butter bunnies, chocolate-covered peanuts, caramel, and fudge swirls. And by now, you likely know just how special a combination of chocolate and peanut butter can be! One serving comes in at 250 calories and is packing 25 grams of sugar, and it's not always easy to actually stick to the correct serving size when you have this whole container in front of you.

If you happen to eat well beyond the recommended added sugar serving every day, there's a good chance you'll start to see belly fat form that just won't go away. So perhaps it's best to save eating some Bunny Tracks to only special occasions…

3

Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Therapy

ben and jerrys chocolate therapy
Courtesy of Ben & Jerry's
Per serving: 330 calories, 18 g fat (10 g saturated fat, 0.5 g trans fat), 80 mg sodium, 38 g carbs (2 g fiber, 31 g sugar), 6 g protein

Oh, Ben & Jerry's. It's no secret these ice cream pints often feature quite a few mix-ins, and Chocolate Therapy isn't any different. One spoonful and you're in for chocolate ice cream that is loaded up with chocolate cookies and swirls of chocolate pudding ice cream. Two types of chocolate ice cream in a single pint—no wonder a serving has 31 grams of sugar!

2

Häagen-Dazs Double Belgian Chocolate Chip

haagen dazs double belgian chocolate chip

Per serving: 420 calories, 27 g fat (17 g saturated fat, 0.5 g trans fat), 55 mg sodium, 39 g carbs (3 g fiber, 34 g sugar), 6 g protein

Häagen-Dazs went ahead and filled these pints with chocolate ice cream that is combined with finely shaved Belgian chocolate. A bit of crunch mixed in makes for a yummy flavor, but at 420 calories per serving, 27 grams of fat, and as much sugar as you would get from seven and a half Dum-Dum lollipops? You're going to want to think twice! experience.

1

Graeter's Double Chocolate Chip

pint of graeters double chocolate chip ice cream

Per serving: 410 calories, 27 g fat (15 g saturated fat, 0.5 g trans fat), 60 mg sodium, 38 g carbs (0 g fiber, 36 g sugar), 6 g protein

And now we've reached the worst of the bunch, nutritionally speaking. Graeter's Double Chocolate Chip is a chocolate-lover's dream, as it's made up of rich chocolate ice cream that is packed with classic chocolate chips. While delicious, it's coming in with 36 grams of sugar per serving. That's the same amount you would get from seven and a half Oreo cookies. You wouldn't eat that many cookies at one time, right?

Jennifer Maldonado
Jennifer Maldonado is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, specializing in food and health content. Read more