Join Me For Another 10 Weeks! This is the first week of ten weeks starting October 22, 2012

Hi folks! I'm at it again. I'm going for another 20 pound loss in ten weeks. I've recently had another baby, a little girl, she is now five months old and I'm ready to drop some weight.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Bomb Pop Face-Off

Day 10 of six weeks

Weight today: same

Total lost: 2 pounds in ten days

1/2 cup of oatmeal: 150
1 tsp of sugar:15
1 tbl of powder creamer with coffee:30
with sweet-n-low:0

Today's challenge: Keeping on-calorie, I may be doing some snacking

Planned fitness: 60 bicep and back workout, speed run-1 mile warm-up, 2 miles of run faster one block, slower the next...ect, with a 1 mile cool-down, my abdominal work-out twice.

Note on picture: This is a Schwan's Bomb Pop that is currently rivaling my Blue Bunny Favorite Bomb pops. These are 45 calories.

A Bomb Pop Face Off

 I know I already wrote a post about bomb pops yesterday, and how Blue Bunny has the best bomb pop, right?

Well, wouldn't you know it, the very same day that I posted that post, the Schwan's guy knocks on my door.

You all surely know who the Schwan's guy is don't you? They're known for their ice cream. That's pretty much all they sold when they first started out. Now, they sell all this frozen food as well. The Schwan's man came to our house when we were kids, and my mom bought ice cream and frozen food from them.

Well, we've been having the Schwan's guy stop by for a few years now. They have some really good stuff. Especially their Rocky Road ice cream. I could eat a whole container of it in two days...which is why I haven't ordered any of that during this diet.

Now, they're vanilla light ice cream...not so impressed. Blue Bunny was better. In fact, Blue Bunny has pretty much outranked Schwan's ice cream on a lot of things. But Schwan's does have good biscuits and corn.

So....anyway, here is the Schwan's guy and here I just wrote a post on Bomb pops. So, I say,

"Do you have any Bomb Pops?"

"Yes, they're our top selling ice cream treat."

oohh, those are fighting words, can we say "let's have a Bomb pop face-off."

You mean to tell me that people buy more Schwan's Bomb Pops than Rocky Road Ice cream?

This I must taste.

So, for $5 and something cents, I ordered 18 bomb pops that he handed me in a plain, unimpressive box. Each bomb pop has 45 calories instead of 40.

Hmmm....a different recipe perhaps? Could it be creamier than Blue Bunny's Bomb Pop?

So, I had one.

And I must say, I was rather impressed. It was thick, solidly textured, perhaps slightly less creamy than Blue Bunny's, but the flavors of each color tasted vibrant and distinct. Maybe more so than Blue Bunny's flavors. It definitely did not have a Popsicle taste whatsoever.

Hmm...this one is really close. In fact, so close that I think I may need a week or so of taste testing to reallllyyy make sure I know for sure which one is better.

But I think I can manage that, after all they're only 40 ish calories each.


  1. Oooo a face-off! I love the creamy ones, but more vibrant flavor? Let us know your findings!

  2. I've got to get to your country this weekend!?! DO you think they're a national treasure, or only in your State? You've got me so curious to try them and it's freezing cold in Ontario today. I just turned my heat on. Maybe I'll warm it up so high that we all want Bomb Pops!!!

  3. Now you've got me wondering about the frozen treat aisle!! lol

  4. I love the "I think I need a week of tasting" -- If it tastes about the same, why take not use the extra 5 calories somewhere else.

    Okay, now I'm going to buy bomb pops. Maybe not today since it is the first chilly day of Fall.

  5. Lol. What a science experiment! Coincidence with mr. Schwan man... Convenient! I hope your quest for the #1 bomb pop goes smoothly. :)