July 10, 2008 — -- Can you guess what the six most fattening ice cream flavors are? Newsweek did better than guess. In a recent issue, it researched which flavors are the fattiest. We sampled the top six in the "Good Morning America" studio. For a half-cup serving, according to Newsweek, here's a rundown of the heaviest contenders. We have added comments from the companies that produce them -- defending and embracing their delicious products:
1)Häagen-Dazs Chocolate Peanut Butter
(360 calories, 24 grams of fat)
"Häagen-Dazs offers a full range of products for everyone -- from the superpremium Häagen-Dazs Reserve Series, made from rare and exotic ingredients, to luxurious snack-size bars and the delicious "better for you" options of Häagen-Dazs Sorbet, Frozen Yogurt and Extra Rich Light ice cream, half the fat, but the same rich, creamy taste of the original."
2) Ben & Jerry's Chubby Hubby
(330 calories, 20 grams of fat)
"As Stephen Colbert, the flavor namesake of AmeriCone Dream, would say in this case (although he also says it about history): 'Let's let the market decide!' No matter how many 'low,' 'light' and 'less' products we try to come up with, they never become our best sellers! People still want Ben & Jerry's to be the funkiest, chunkiest and best-tasting ice cream around."
3) Häagen-Dazs Butter Pecan
(310 calories, 23 grams of fat)
"Häagen-Dazs ice cream is synonymous with indulgence, but that doesn't mean you have to say goodbye to your summer body to enjoy the brands' mouth-watering creations."
4)Sheer Bliss Pomegranate With Chocolate Chips
(320 calories, 20 grams fat)
"SheerBliss Ice Cream offers the true ice cream aficianado the ultimate dessert. Our Pomegranate With Dark Chocolate Chips, our signature flavor, offers a flavor profile that can compare to no other. It is the original pomegranate ice cream made with 100 percent pure natural pomegranate juice and real dark chocolate -- not a confectioner's coating."
5) Ben & Jerry's Vermonty Python
(300 calories, 19 grams of fat)
"So take the stairs instead of the escalator today. It's a great treat, and you're worth it."
6) Coldstone Cookie Batter
(300 calories, 16 grams of fat)
"It is no secret that superpremium ice cream is an indulgent treat that should be enjoyed in moderation. Cold Stone Creamery's smooth and creamy ice cream is made fresh daily with the highest-quality ingredients. Our loyal ice cream aficionados rely on us to provide a wide variety of innovative shakes, cakes and creations made exactly to their liking."