Breyers Natural Vanilla flavored All Natural Ice Cream ranks highly in terms of consistency, price, and taste. There’s certainly nothing plain about this vanilla ice cream. As far as store-bought ice cream goes, Breyers is in my view, the best vanilla ice cream I’ve ever tasted.
Benefits, Pros, Features, and Advantages
- This Breyers ice cream looks virtually like vanilla (cream-white in color) because they do not color it. The ingredients listed on the label make no mention of food colorings or dies.
- They hit a pleasing balance between the vanilla, sugar, and dairy flavors in this vanilla ice cream from Breyers. It’s not overly sweet, but still sugary enough to be addictive. I never get tired of this stuff.
- It comes with numerous and small bits of vanilla bean, which probably strengthens its vanilla flavor as well as accentuates its “all natural” appearance. These are readily visible in every scoop.
- The price I paid ($3 per pint) seems reasonable.
- I like the lightness of this all natural ice cream. Though this can at times leave me wanting for more when I’ve devoured the entire pint, I’m actually glad that they incorporate an airiness into this ice cream, that makes it less fatty and caloric.
- No corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, or preservatives.
- At 4 grams of saturated fat per serving (and there are four servings in the 1-pint container), I get just shy of my entire day’s allotment. Again, that’s pretty light for ice cream.
- In fact, the ingredients list is very short: milk, cream, sugar, natural vanilla flavor, natural tara gum (to increase the creamy texture of the ice cream).
- Each serving has only 14 grams of sugar and 130 calories, and thus 56 sugar grams for the whole container of 4 servings and 520 calories. It could be lower, yes, but as far as ice creams go, this amount is not excessive.
- The black, yellow, green, and white colors on the package make Breyers vanilla ice cream easy to spot in your grocer’s freezer.
- The pictures of the product shown on the outside of the container do not exaggerate or downplay the ice cream’s actual appearance. Breyers has been honest in their pictorial as well as descriptive portrayals of this product. Honesty is good.
Disadvantages, Concerns, Problems, and Cons
- I wish they’d use unbleached cane juice for a sweetener, instead of sugar.
- There’s absolutely no dietary fiber herein. I wish they’d add a few grams per serving, particularly since these days, fiber can be made tasteless. Adding it therefore, should affect neither the texture, nor the taste of this vanilla ice cream.
Milk, cream, sugar, natural flavor, tara gum.
- Serving size: 1/2 cup (66 grams). Servings per container: 4.
- Calories: 130. Calories from fat: 60.
- Total fat: 7 grams, 11% DV.
- Saturated fat: 4 grams, 20% DV.
- Trans fat: 0 grams.
- Cholesterol: 20 milligrams, 7% DV.
- Sodium: 35 milligrams, 1% DV.
- Total carbohydrate: 14 grams, 5% DV.
- Dietary fiber: 0 grams, 0% DV.
- Sugars: 14 grams.
- Protein: 3 grams.
- Vitamin A: 4% DV.
- Calcium: 8% DV.
- Vitamin C: 0% DV.
- Iron: 0% DV.
Ice Cream Rating
We found this Breyers natural vanilla bean ice cream outstanding, and would highly suggest it to anyone seeking light yet satisfying flavors from their desserts. It quells the sweet tooth with about the right amounts of every ingredient, without going overboard on anything. So try Breyers when next you desire some all-natural ice cream. Like me, I’m betting you’ll enjoy this ice cream immensely. I’d rate this ice cream at 96 out of 100.
Where To Buy Breyers Natural Vanilla All Natural Ice Cream
Look for this product in the black and green pint-sized canister at large and small grocery stores and convenience centers.
- Breyers Ice Cream on Wikipedia
- Breyers Ice Cream Website
- Tara Gum on Wikipedia
- Where To Buy Breyers Natural Vanilla All Natural Ice Cream
- : Moved this post to the Tom’s Diet Quest blog, added whitespace, adjusted ad placement, and extended content.
- 2011-08-05: Originally published.