Trader Joe's New Oat Milk Ice Cream Sandwiches Have Fans Excited

If you're vegan or lactose intolerant, finding an ice cream that actually tastes good can be hard to come by. That's why Trader Joe's customers are excited to learn about the oat milk frozen dessert sandwiches recently released by the brand. According to the box shared to Instagram by user TraderJoesAficionado, these ice cream sandwiches are designed to taste just like the nostalgic classic, but are non-dairy and vegan friendly, thanks to its use of oat milk. Aside from oat milk, the ice cream base contains cane sugar, coconut oil, and other natural flavors (presumably vanilla, as stated on the box), while the chocolate sandwich is made of two wafer cookies.

"One bite and you'd never guess that they weren't made with real cream," the label claims. That claim has apparently held up, as customers who've tried the bars themselves are raving about how delicious and creamy they are, comparing them to the grocery store's Neapolitan flavored version of the product and the discontinued soy creamy ice cream sandwiches.

Some fans are unhappy with the ingredients

Being that they are plant-based and dairy-free, Trader Joe's new oat milk ice cream sandwiches already check off plenty of boxes for those with dietary restrictions, but that doesn't mean they're entirely good for you. A handful of customers have taken to the comments section of a post by Instagram fan account TraderJoesList to point out that the ice cream sandwiches aren't technically "healthy" because they contain soybean oil, caramel color, and soy lecithin, as well as a ton of sugar.

But let's not forget, it's still ice cream, and a fairly low calorie dessert option at that. According to the nutrition facts printed on the box, the vegan ice cream sandwiches contain 330 calories per serving, with the serving size being two ice cream sandwiches; the whole box is 990 calories. "You had me at 2 sandwiches per serving size," shares one of the top comments. At 165 calories for a vegan, dairy-free ice cream sandwich, it seems that majority of Trader Joe's shoppers are more than eager to get their hands on a box.