Halo Top ice cream is finally coming to Vancouver

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Spoons at the ready, treat fans. The cult ice cream phenom Halo Top is finally sending their low-sugar, low-calorie frozen dairy dessert to Canada, and that includes select stores in Vancouver.

Halo Top will have a starting roster of a dozen core flavours available in Canada, including signature ones like Pancakes & Waffles and Candy Bar. Unfortunately, the selection so far is limited to ones made with milk, and not the new vegan flavours Halo Top has recently released elsewhere.

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Launched in Los Angeles a few years ago, Halo Top has become a huge sensation in the packaged ice cream world in the U.S. thanks to its low-sugar, low-calorie formula that eaters say doesn’t skimp on flavours, texture, or quality. The “pints” (475ml) you’ll find in Canada will clock in at 80 to 100 calories per 125ml serving. You do math for the damage if you are the type to sit down and kill a full pint.

In British Columbia, Halo Top will be landing on shelves in the frozen section at select Loblaws banner stores, Whole Foods, and Save-On-Foods locations.

Some dessert lovers have scooped up Halo Top in January in a couple of Toronto test stores, and the evidence does leave us with fair warning that the ice cream won’t be as affordable here in Canada as it is in the U.S., where it comes in at around $5 USD a pint. You can expect to pay around $10 CAD per container of Halo Top.

Here’s the flavour roster for Halo Top’s Canadian invasion:

  • vanilla bean
  • chocolate
  • mint chip
  • peanut butter swirl
  • cookies & cream
  • sea salt caramel
  • chocolate chip cookie dough
  • caramel macchiato
  • pancakes & waffles
  • oatmeal cookie
  • birthday cake
  • candy bar
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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome. A fifth generation Vancouverite, she was previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com. Lindsay grew up in Vancouver and Toronto, then spent over 20 years in Los Angeles, where ahe earned her Masters in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com