Product Comparison: Skinny Cow VS Zebra Dream Coconut

Jan 6, 2015 | Eating Right

In our Product Comparison Series we introduce you to a relatively new product on the market and compare it to an old favourite. We examine nutrient density, taste, cost and availability, and you find out the best choice to make when shopping for a kitchen essential or household favourite.

In Part One we stat with ice cream and compare Zebra Dream Coconut Ice Cream in Salted Caramel with Peters Skinny Cow Vanilla Caramel Cup.


  Zebra Dream Coconut Ice Cream – Salted Caramel Skinny Cow Cup – Vanilla Caramel
Ingredients Coconut milk, coconut sugar, mesquite powder, sea salt, natural flavour, guar gum, citrus fibre Water, Sorbitol, Milk Solids, Polydextrose, Cream, Cocoa (2%), Humectants (422, 1520), Thickeners (1442, 1422), Maltitol, Vegetable Origin Emulsifiers [477, 471 (Soy)], Vegetable Gums (412, 466, 407a, 405, 440), Flavours, Vegetable Fat, Mineral Salts (341, 339), Salt, Sweeteners (955, 950), Preservative (202).
Nutritional Information (per 100g) Calories 106 cals

Carbohydrates 9.0g

Sugar 8.0g

Fat 8.0g

Calories125 cals

Carbohydrates 10.7g

Sugar 7.9g

Fat 2.5g

Taste Amazing. It’s hard to believe this contains just seven ingredients and is all natural. Artificial. The number of ingredients is extremely off-putting.
Cost $2.80 per 100mL $1.24 per 100mL
Availability Low to moderate, but increasing. Predominately health food stores. High. Most supermarkets and select service stations and newsagents.
Summary Zebra Dream is one of the best natural ice creams on the market. Rich in nutrients from  coconut milk and sweetened only with coconut sugar, it is a delicious and health sweet treat. Although it is a more expensive product, you will find you are satisfied with a much smaller amount. The higher fat grams are perfect for natural portion control and satiety, which are both keys to appetite and ongoing food choices. Making choices under less than 10g of sugar is also important to facilitate this, and Zebra Dream naturally meets this requirement. Skinny Cow is designed and marketed to be low fat and low calorie and to support the outdated calorie hypothesis. Calorie counting is not the answer to your health and body composition goals so please choose natural whole foods and real food based products as often as possible. Although a more economical choice, Skinny Cow Ice Cream contains many artificial ingredients and sweeteners and is not a healthy choice.



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