“The truth shall set you free”
Okay, I’ll admit; the principal motivation behind my mini holiday to the North Island last week was none other than Dr Feelgood’s Frozen Pops. I am dead serious. You may think it ludicrous that an adult (yes, believe it or not, 22 is considered adult age) plans an entire holiday merely based on the location a certain popsicle. But, you may retract your mean judgements after receiving further info on these stick beauties (not a “thinspo” reference but definitely a skinny product).
When I was younger, I always, as they say; “screamed for ice-cream”. At times I cried and on other occasions I even black-mailed (a story for later) but either way, my deliberate tactics always landed me a frozen treat or two (thanks mum). Nowadays, having grown older and apparently wiser, I have developed a love-hate relationship with the scrumptious semi-soft frozen dessert. The chief and honest reason being that excessive amounts of regular ice-cream eventually makes us fat and gives us diabetes and so on and so forth.
This is where Dr Feelgood come in. Flies in, to be specific; in a superman outfit bringing an end to my ice-cream induced quarter life crisis with his or her saliva-inducing popsicles which he/she promises are “guaranteed to impress your trainer AND your snobby food critic mate”.
So, without further ado, like all professional journalism, let me begin this review with the cold, hard facts:
Double Caramel Magnum Ice Cream Bar is 320 calories.
Dr Feelgood’s Salted Caramel and Apple Frozen Pop is 149 calories (“in case you’re wondering, it’s about the same as a glass of whole milk”).
Or even better, their Lemon, Manuka Honey and Ginger Pop (a mere 57 calories) or their Granny Smith Lime and Mint pop (63 calories) are both “about the same as one very small apple” – meaning, the phrase ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’ just got some mean as rivalry.
And yet, believe it or not, there is no catch. Dr Feelgood’s Frozen Pops are not only healthy and nutritious (“featuring only the good stuff, with absolutely no refined sugar”) but are also extremely moreish; living up to their name by making your tongue, mouth, stomach, heart, significant other, mother, the list goes on, feel good and by good they/I mean bloody wonderful. In short, these popsicles are freakin’ yum AND miraculously good for you unlike most regular ice-creams which sadly are the opposite.
Last but not least; dearest Dr Feelgood please treat this humble post as a pledge from the entire south island population to export your delicious popsicles our way. In specific: to Christchurch because that’s where I am.
PS for more info and a list of their other beaut flavours click here where you’ll be transported to Ice-cream heaven (cue: salivation) where your browser magically transforms into an adorable popsicle and your eyes get the opportunity to feast on some seriously scrumptious ice-creamporn.