Halo Top ice cream launches in New Zealand

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The cult classic has launched in NZ. Photo credit: Supplied

Icecream phenomenon Halo Top has launched in New Zealand reportedly following huge demand.

The low-fat, low-calorie icecream has gained a cult-like following overseas, with each container containing only 280-360 calories. That means that calories-wise, one tub of Ben and Jerry's ice cream is equivalent to almost four tubs of Halo Top. 

The Los Angeles-based company was founded in 2011 by lawyer-turned-icecream aficionado Justin Woolverton, while on a quest to find an icecream he could enjoy without feeling guilty. He reportedly created the recipe using kitchen ingredients like egg whites and skim milk, and a US$20 icecream maker he bought online. 

Woolverton decided to take his light icecream to market in 2011 and - with the help of company president and fellow former lawyer Doug Bouton - the brand eventually took off. 

In 2017, Halo Top became the US' number one best-selling pint of icecream and was named one of Time magazine's '25 Best Inventions of 2017'. 

Halo Top can be bought nationwide at Countdown, Pak'nSave and New World stores.

"It's a dream come true to launch Halo Top in New Zealand," said Doug Bouton, president and COO of Halo Top Creamery.

"We've always known that New Zealand is a natural fit for the brand, and we can't wait for Kiwi icecream lovers to try Halo Top."

The six flavours available in Aotearoa are: 

  • Chocolate 
  • Peanut Butter Cup 
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • Candy Bar 
  • Sea Salt caramel 
  • Birthday Cake 



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