I just ate half a tub of Cool Whip…

by Janice

It was light though! And really – I do think it was only about a third full before I dug in.

I love desserts. Seriously. Watch me at a dessert buffet and you will be horrified. It is like setting a six year old loose.

At home, I usually keep the temptation locked out (except for some light vanilla ice cream and tubs or cans of Cool Whip Light.) But when I am at an event or out for dinner, it is fair game baby! Bring on the sweet sin.

It usually balances out just fine and I get to “have my cake and eat it too.”

That is why when I am at home and feeling the need for a dessert fix, I reach for the Cool Whip. I get maximum effect – it feels like I am eating whip cream and I just eat it with fresh fruit – but with minimal calories and fat.
But sometimes, like today, once the fruit is finished, I just eat it by the spoonful until either I run out of Cool Whip or I catch the reflection in my laptop screen of me eating straight Cool Whip and I force myself to drop the spoon and put.down.the.tub.

What do you indulge in when your sweet tooth is screaming for attention? Do you have a substitute for the real thing?

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1 Frances May 1, 2008 at 10:12 pm

I eat ice cream. My husband works for an ice cream company so we constantly have it. Drives me crazy! Every once in awhile I find myself asking him to bring a specific flavor home..

I love Chocolate Chip cookie dough, Cookies N cream, Chocolate covered strawberries in vanilla. Yum.

Now I want some!


2 SJ May 1, 2008 at 10:20 pm

Typically I’d go for the sweets; chocolate, cookies, ice cream, brownies, etc.

BUT. I’ve been on a diet and my vice now is sugar free jell-o and COOL WHIP. Sometimes even straight from the tub!

PS: Have you tried the choclate cool whip? TO DIE FOR.


3 Deb - Mom of 3 Girls May 1, 2008 at 11:00 pm

Usually chocolate of some sort – I’m not that picky. :)


4 Smellyann May 1, 2008 at 11:11 pm

Right now I’ve been making oatmeal with chocolate chips in it to get my chocolate fix. It’s good!


5 Christina May 1, 2008 at 11:20 pm

Well lately, since I am dieting, strawberries sprinkled with Splenda…Typically…I indulge in a greasy food! LOL


6 Tara May 1, 2008 at 11:24 pm

My husband I also also have a glass of chocolate milk every night…if we’re out of Nesquik, chocolate syrup, or Ovaltine, we’ve been known to try to use cocoa from the can (bitter!) or the powdered instant cocoa mix (which doesn’t work for cold milk, we’ve figured out).


7 Jen May 2, 2008 at 12:05 am

Right now it’s the baseball fundraiser candy bars….I owe the box about $12 now.

It is always some form of chocolate, ice cream, candy, and even spoons of frosting (blush!) You asked! ;)


8 Heidi May 2, 2008 at 12:11 am

Lately it’s been marshmallows. Just out of the bag, not WITH anything. :) I do love whipped cream with strawberries though, and if there are strawberries in the house they usually do not last long. Which is why I have the marshmallows now. Because I ran out of strawberries. ;)


9 Barbara H. May 2, 2008 at 12:11 am

M&Ms are my go-to snack. I love that I can pour a few in my hand at a time — just that touch of chocolate to finish off a meal.


10 Meg May 2, 2008 at 12:14 am

I grab a handful of Ghiradelli bittersweet chocolate chips. They’re not entirely meant for baking at our house. :0)


11 melody is slurping life May 2, 2008 at 1:06 am

Have you tried eating the Cool Whip frozen? How about the chocolate Cool Whip? Mmmmmm….mmmm

Can you tell I’ve been there done that? :o


12 Michele May 2, 2008 at 1:38 am

The peanut butter out of the jar with a spoon. If I’m feeling extra devious I’ll get out the jar of grape jelly too! Unfortuantly I haven’t found a substitute that I like.


13 Leslie- LaMamaNaturale' May 2, 2008 at 4:03 am

Ever since the post about Red Vines…oh man, watch out…I could seriously eat a whole 1 pound bag! It’s scary…I’m a walking red vine…I like the all natural Panda licorice but something about Red Vines! Takes me back to childhood.


14 Amber Stevens May 2, 2008 at 7:21 am

I LOVE ice cream, but I usually go for the light, double churned…so good, I also love chocolate chip cookies, but only allow myself two small ones! I also have a HUGE sweet tooth!


15 Happy Mama May 2, 2008 at 8:01 am

I too have always had a sweet tooth! Somethings I like to do is the Frozen cool whip! But also Peanut butter mixed with Choc. Chips and walnuts….I am a huge bakery fan! So cookies cakes, pies and so forth will also help….and I LOVE to bake!


16 Twisted Cinderella May 2, 2008 at 8:17 am

While we are confessing, I had an ice cream sandwich for breakfast this morning. LOL


17 In the Trenches of Mommyhood May 2, 2008 at 9:02 am

Fudgsicles are my healthy dessert. They satisfy my chocolate craving when I’m dieting.

But if I’m being bad? Then it’s chocolate ice cream, straight up!


18 Briana May 2, 2008 at 9:09 am

Mmmm … Yoohoo and snickers, or bananas and chocolate ice cream. :)


19 Nodinsnest May 2, 2008 at 9:33 am

For me it’s ice cream, or animal crackers


20 Alexia May 2, 2008 at 10:03 am

I indulge in Oreos, M&M’s and Dove Dark Chocolate…ALOT. There are no substitutes :P

Have you ever frozen the whip cream and then ate it? YUM!


21 Cassie May 2, 2008 at 11:35 am

Sometimes I will try to eat a sugary cereal like Lucky Charms b/c it usually has less calories than what I really want. Usually though, I just give in and make cookies or cupcakes! :)


22 kelleythejewelrylady May 2, 2008 at 11:41 am

Cool whip is awesome…it does help the sweet tooth. I LUV chocolate…usually a brownie or cake of some kind.


23 Beth May 2, 2008 at 11:42 am

The easier answer is what DON”T I eat!

I do the Cool Whip thing, but I also adore ice cream, anything with caramel, chocolate, or even cereal (a good sweet one like Corn Pops or Cap’n Crunch!) And if there is a cobbler nearby, it’s all over. I will eat it all, with a half-gallon of vanilla ice cream. Not all at one sitting, but close :-)

There’s not much sweet that I won’t eat…


24 One Mom, Five Kids May 2, 2008 at 11:42 am

Don’t feel bad. Last night I ate ‘almost’ a whole bag of the Starburst Jelly Beans I had left over from Easter. I still have a small candy dish in the bathroom so when my 4 year old goes to the potty she gets a small peice of candy. (Still haven’t figured out how to wean her off of this) So she ran out last night and I opened a bag of the jelly beans to fill it back up – then helped my self to the rest of the bag. Sooo shameful!!


25 HeidiO May 2, 2008 at 12:56 pm

Right now my kids & I are into yogurt covered raisins, there is something good for you in there, somewhere, right? Is it bad that I have them covered up so my 16 month old doesn’t see them and I can eat the last of them later?


26 The Downtown Boutique May 2, 2008 at 12:57 pm

Ice Cream!!!! (That’s me screaming for ice cream.) We get the Dreyer’s No Sugar Added Ice Cream, which is not the “real thing”, but it sure does taste good!

I have also just found some chocolate bars at Costco (Amber Lyn’s Chocolates) that are sugar free and carb conscious. They have a LOT of different flavors, and are Belgian chocolate. Pretty tasty!

I am a sugar-holic, so I had to find some subsitutes. My dentist was loving me, but my clothes were NOT!


27 Darla May 2, 2008 at 2:04 pm

I’m a chocolate lover.

Ya know, I do not like cool whip(does that mean I’m banned from this blog? LOL). I don’t like pudding or jello either – it’s a texture thing with me.


28 bethn May 2, 2008 at 2:15 pm

OH I am such a chocolate lover. I like cool whip on Graham crackers, especially chocolate graham crackers. That’s when I’m in diet mode like now. If I’m not I love the Betty Crocker Warm delights hot fudge brownie with ice cream. Major yum! Very much not on my diet, but still my favorite sweet desert.


29 Sara May 2, 2008 at 2:56 pm

For me it’s a chocolate weakness, ok really anything sweet weakness but especially chocolate. For awhile I would buy myself some dark chocolate and allow myself a small piece every day just to satisfy the tooth. I’ve kinda gotten away from that though and been digging into other goodies.


30 that girl May 2, 2008 at 4:00 pm

Betty Crocker frosting… right out of the can, baby!


31 Edi May 2, 2008 at 4:00 pm

I’ve done the Cool Whip thing before – with frozen berries added or mini marshmallows :) Once the craving hits – I go a-hunting. Hopefully a little baking chocolate…might have to settle for raisins or some sweet cereal.


32 d May 2, 2008 at 4:27 pm

Peanut butter is my thing, I grab a spoon and take a dip into the jar. One spoonful is plenty.


33 Sherri May 2, 2008 at 4:50 pm

You think that’s bad? You should see me with a 9×13 pyrex full of brownies in my lap and eating half the pan. Now that’s bad! Atleast you’re eating fruit with it,lol.


34 BlapherMJ May 3, 2008 at 4:17 pm

So now I know I’m not the only one who indulges like this! LOL Chocolate – almost anything chocolate. And I do love cool whip and jello….. :-)


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