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    WebMD's editorial staff tasted a sampling of the latest low-carb and low-fat ice creams and frozen desserts available at grocery stores and soft-serve shops. Each tester rated them on a scale of 1 to 5: 1 represents "I'd rather skip dessert" and 5 represents "outstanding."

    Here are the results of our informal taste test:

    Low-Carb

    Ice Cream

    Calories

    Total Fat

    Sugar/

    Sugar Alcohols

    Score

    (1-5)

    Comments

    Carb Solutions Butter Pecan

    160

    14 grams

    2 grams/

    5 grams

    3.8

    "Creamy, give me more," raved one taster. But another said it tastes, "kind of flat."

    Carb Smart

    Butter Pecan

    150

    12 grams

    4 grams/

    3 grams

    2.6

    "Maybe more taste than cardboard," panned one tester. "A little chemical taste," said another.

    Low-Fat

    Ice Cream

    Ben and Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie Frozen Yogurt

    190

    2.5 grams

    23 grams

    3.1

    Tasters praised the "decadent, big globs of wonderful, sticky chocolaty goo" in this, but some felt "something was missing."

    Starbuck's Low-Fat Latte

    170

    3 grams

    23 grams

    2.4

    "Tastes like a coffee filter," said one tester. Others complained about the grainy texture.

    Edy's Grand Light Vanilla

    100

    3.5 grams

    11 grams

    2.2

    More than one taster said it tasted "like yellow snow," but others said it had a nice hint of cream and flavor.

    Healthy Choice Low-Fat Vanilla

    120

    2 grams

    16 grams

    1.9

    "OK consistency, but not creamy," said one taster. Another said it was "totally unsatisfying."

    Low-Fat

    Soft Serve

    TCBY

    Golden Vanilla

    140

    3 grams

    20 grams

    4

    Best of the bunch, "Rich, custard-like taste, smooth texture," praised our tester.

    Tasti D-Lite French Vanilla

    40

    Less than 1 gram

    6 grams

    2.5

    "Subtle vanilla flavor but slightly icy texture," said our tester.

    Cremalita

    French Vanilla

    70

    0 grams

    12 grams

    1

    "Was that vanilla? I didn't taste any," bemoaned our tester.

    *All nutritional information provided by the manufacturer and based on one 4-ounce (1/2 cup) serving.

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