So you’ve already tried the Trader Joe’s purple Ube ice cream. What’s next? The grocery chain has officially started selling it’s own branded high-protein "light" ice creams.
It true—the two new flavors, Joe-Joe’s Cookies and Cream and Chocolate Peanut Butter, have been spotted at various locations throughout the country.
We first heard about the new pints back in March, when a product developer for multiple TJ’s departments made the announcement on an episode of the podcast Inside Trader Joe's. But these Trader Joe's fan accounts are among the first to prove that this ice cream has finally hit shelves (er, freezers). Each contains less fat, fewer calories and higher protein than traditional ice cream and they sell for $2.99 a pint.
As for the specific nutrition facts, Cookies and Cream has 20 grams of protein and 310 calories, while the chocolate peanut butter has 370 calories and 23 grams of protein. Woah.
These new launches also contain zero sugar alcohols and are sweetened with sugar, dextrose and monk fruit extract.
Have we finally found the light ice cream of our dreams? Once it shows up at our local TJ’s, we’ll get back to you.