It’s flu season, and although I don’t think I caught the flu, I did catch some other little nasty virus going around. I had the whole sore throat, clogged head, achy body, the works. So as I worked from home the other day, all I could think about were Popsicles and sorbet. For some reason whenever I’m sick I always crave to Häagen-Dazs Mango sorbet. Anyway, after a doctors appointment, I was on a mango mission, however the store had NO mango sorbet in sight! So I picked up mango popsicles, and this new HALO TOP Birthday Cake ice cream. I’ve seen the HALO TOP ice cream everywhere, but the price deters me from buying it. And I usually always convince myself that I don’t need ice cream. I guess when I’m sick all that goes out the window because it definitely ended up in my basket.First of all, I love everything Birthday Cake flavored, SEE: Slappy Cake here, and the idea of an entire pint of ice cream only having 280 calories excites me. Although I was skeptical upon first bite, this stuff is GOOD! It’s not as rich and creamy as regular ice cream, but I didn’t expect it to be. It has a nice birthday cake flavor, dense, but still light and airy, and extremely addicting. I was thinking it would taste artificial and the ice cream itself would be that fake airy kind that most “fake” ice creams do. But in reality it didn’t really taste fake at all. After checking the nutrition facts, I was also pleasantly surprised. It even has 5 grams of protein per serving so I feel like I’m getting my protein fix while enjoying a guilty pleasure. And the ingredient list is pretty minimal too!I’m sure you aren’t really supposed to eat the entire pint in one sitting, but I won’t judge you if you do. Because that may or may not have happened myself. Well, not in one sitting, but over the course of the day. But I had an excuse – I was sick. At least that’s what I’m telling myself. Even if you don’t have an excuse, you don’t have to feel guilty for eating the entire pint in one sitting.I don’t know if I’ll always spend $5 on a pint of ice cream, but every once in a while, I may need to indulge because this ice cream IS JUST THAT GOOD!