How is Oppo healthy?

EU Authorised Health Claim: ‘Consumption of foods/drinks containing erythritol and steviol glycosides instead of sugar induces a lower blood glucose rise after their consumption compared to sugar-containing foods/drinks’.

FINDING OPPO

What size tubs does Oppo come in?
We have both 500ml and 100ml tubs. 

I want to stock Oppo, who do I get in touch with?
Great! Please contact team@oppoicecream.co.uk and we will put you in touch with the right person.

Which retailers stock Oppo?
We have over 1,300 stockists across the UK. You can find your nearest stockist here.

More about Oppo

Where does the name Oppo come from?
Oppo stands for Opposites. Traditionally health and indulgence have been opposites. We’re showing that it is possible to fuse health with indulgence. Ice cream is just the start!

What ingredients do you use to create Oppo?
Oppo is made using fresh milk (meadow grazed, non GMO, hormone free), cold-pressed virgin coconut oil, stevia leaf, and erythritol (natural sweetener with zero calories and sugars, erythritol is also found in melons and grapes). 

How can Oppo contain just 40 calories per scoop?
We swapped traditional ice cream ingredients for natural ingredients you normally don’t find in ice cream – virgin coconut oil, stevia leaf etc. The combination of these ingredients makes Oppo comparatively very low in both sugars and calories. Charlie also started creating Oppo without any prior knowledge of how to make ice cream. Sometimes when you don’t know the rules, it’s easier to break them!

What is stevia leaf?
Stevia is a leaf from South America. It is a naturally sweet leaf but contains zero calories and zero sugars. Fun factoid, scientists actually think it evolved to taste sweet as a natural pesticide.

What coconut oil do you use?
We use cold-pressed, wild-harvested virgin coconut oil sourced from a co-operative in Ghana. This is sourced from the raw flesh of the coconut.

Where do you get your milk from?
The fresh milk used in Oppo comes exclusively from a co-operative of farmers and is classed as 'Meadow Milk'. This means that the cows are free to roam the meadows for at least 120 days a year, from springtime through to autumn. They are grass fed in the summer, and silage (grass and corn) fed in the winter.  The milk that they produce is completely free from hormones and antibiotics, as are the cows. 

How does Oppo compare to normal ice cream?
Oppo is comparatively very low in both sugars and calories. Depending on flavour, Oppo contains between 50% and 60% fewer calories and sugars than regular ice cream. That’s just 41 calories and 3g of sugars per scoop! (Sugars originating from the milk and fruits).

Is Oppo suitable for diabetics?
We’ve had many positive responses from diabetics who eat Oppo. Our carbohydrate content is at a reduced level and we use stevia leaf, a natural sugar substitute which is considered safe for diabetics. We recommend diabetics monitor their body’s response when eating Oppo but are confident that it will make a great addition to their diet.

Is Oppo gluten-free?
All of our flavours have a gluten-free recipe. However, the factory we use to manufacture our ice cream does handle gluten. This means that we cannot guarantee that our ice cream is gluten-free as traces may be present. 

 

Our heroes

What is lucuma?
Hailing from Peru and known as ‘gold of the incas', lucuma is a melon shaped fruit, with golden flesh and a big single stone. It has an incredible maple and caramel taste and is super nutritious, containing beta carotene, iron, zinc, vitamin B3, calcium, and protein. We use lucuma to provide the flavour in our Salted Caramel ice cream.

What is baobab?
These are the fruits from the baobab tree, known as the ancient ‘tree of life’. Similar in looks to a fresh coconut, the pulp tastes somewhere between caramelised pear and grapefruit, is 50% fibre and is an incredibly rich source of Vitamin C, potassium and anti-oxidants. We use wild-harvested Senegalise baobab to provide the creaminess and texture to our Madagascan Vanilla ice cream.

What is spirulina?
A deep green plant from the South-China Sea, spirulina is 65% protein and a rich source of numerous nutrients including vitamin B, iron and manganese. Often used as a dietary supplement, you may be using spirulina in your smoothies already! We use spirulina to provide the deep green natural colouring of our Mint Choc Swirl ice cream, unlike most ice creams which use Copper Chlorophyll. 

 

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