A Frozen Treat Review: Dole Banana Dippers


As the summer days are passing, the rising temperature calls for a cold treat. The first snack that comes to most of our minds would probably be ice cream. Although ice cream is the number one choice of snack for hot days, it contains high amounts of fat and sugar. For this month’s snack, our SmartEater Dietitian, Hazel Ng, RD recommends the Dole Banana Dippers Dark Chocolate Banana Slices. This frozen snack is great for the hot summer days or even any other days to fulfill those sugary cravings.

What is it? Dole Banana Dippers Dark Chocolate Banana Slices

Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 4 slices (44g) Servings per Container: 6 Calories: 100 Total Fat: 4.5g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 10mg Potassium: 150mg Total Carbs: 13g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 7g Protein: 1g Iron: 10% Vitamin C: 25%

Ingredients: Banana (Banana, Ascorbic Acid {To Promote Color Retention}), and Dark Chocolate (Chocolate Liquor {Processed with Alkali}, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin {Emulsifier} and Vanilla Extract).

Allergen Statement: Contains Soy Lecithin, May Contain Dairy. Manufactured on Equipment Shared with Nuts.

Why did it get picked? 1. The banana dippers are a great option made with real bananas compared to the frozen desserts we typically enjoy. They are a low calorie option with only 100 calories per serving.

2. Bananas are a well-known source of potassium as well as fiber, magnesium, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. Diets that consist of high potassium intake may reduce high blood pressure.

3. Dark chocolate contains flavonoids which are phytochemical compounds that are strongly believed to exhibit antioxidant functions. Dark chocolate high in cacao contains more flavonoids.

4. The banana gives the satisfaction of the creamy consistency that ice cream has without artificial preservatives and colors. Paired with chocolate, these banana dippers can help overcome the craving for other high calorie desserts. For example, ice cream contains more calories, fat, cholesterol, and sugar compared to the banana dippers. Ice cream also contains added sugar such as corn syrup.

5. The dessert is packed individually with 4 slices of dark chocolate covered bananas and can be eaten anytime right out of the freezer.

Where to get it?

Costco, Walmart, Sam's Club, Amazon

Interested in learning about weight goal and nutrition needs? Schedule a free body weight and fat% analysis with Hazel at 626-283-5128 or email to hazel@smarteater.net.

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