Atkins Endulge(TM) Meets Industry Standard for Super Premium Labeling With 70% Fewer Carbs
NEW YORK, May 22 -- Following several years of research, Atkins Nutritionals, Inc., has formulated Atkins Endulge(TM) Ice Cream, the first super premium, no sugar added ice cream. Long a dream concept of the late Dr. Robert C. Atkins, one of this country's favorite desserts now becomes a healthy addition to the menus of the tens of millions of Americans who are now following a controlled carbohydrate lifestyle. Atkins Endulge(TM) Ice Cream is available in both chocolate and vanilla flavors and contains only four grams of Net Carbs (carbohydrates that affect blood sugar) per four-ounce serving.
"In comparison to most super premium ice cream brands, Atkins Endulge(TM) Ice Cream has 70 percent less carbohydrates," explains Matt Spolar, vice president of product development and senior food scientist for Atkins Nutritionals. "Our goal at Atkins is to continue to be a pioneer in the low carbohydrate food industry. We do this by providing wholesome and appetizing foods which offer successful and acceptable alternatives to high carbohydrate foods and ever increasing variety and options for Americans who follow a controlled carbohydrate lifestyle in order to lead healthier lives."
From a technical standpoint, Atkins Endulge(TM) Ice Cream is considered "super premium" by ice cream industry standards due to its 16 percent butterfat content. According to USDA regulations, in order to carry the super premium designation, ice cream must have no less than a 16 percent butterfat content.
"Our goal is to help people follow controlled carbohydrate nutritional protocols for life," said Colette Heimowitz, director of education and research for Atkins Health and Medical Information Services. "Having convenient and tasty treats like ice cream helps people to further enjoy the luxury of the controlled carbohydrate lifestyle. And, in order to remind people to avoid binging and over-indulging, the ice cream will be packaged in portion-controlled 4-ounce cups, 4 cups to a container."
Starting this month, shoppers can look for Atkins Endulge Ice Cream in the freezers of their local health and natural food stores and supermarkets nationwide.
Atkins Endulge(TM) Ice Cream is produced by Mister Cookie Face. Since 1992, Mister Cookie Face has been a family business operating in Lakewood, New Jersey where they provide high-quality ice cream novelties, which are sold nationally. For more information, please go to www.mistercookieface.com.
The Atkins Nutritional Approach(TM) is a controlled carbohydrate lifetime nutritional philosophy, focusing on the consumption of nutrient-dense, unprocessed foods, vita-nutrient supplementation and exercise. The Atkins Nutritional Approach(TM) consists of four phases: Induction, Ongoing Weight Loss, Pre-Maintenance and Lifetime Maintenance. Dr. Robert C. Atkins founded Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. in 1989 to promote good health by changing the way the world eats and to help people enjoy healthier lives. Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. continues to be a pioneer and leader in providing innovative nutritional and informational products based on controlled carbohydrate nutritional science and rooted in the Atkins Nutritional Approach(TM).