Creamy, chocolately frozen fudge bars (or better known to most of us as fudgsicles). They're hard to turn down and easy to gulp down on a hot summer day, but if you've ever read the list of ingredients found on many boxes, you might think twice. We'd like to think that these delicious bars are made of nothing but chocolate, milk and maybe some sugar, but instead they include ingredients like cellulose gum, high fructose corn syrup, polysorbate 80 and carrageenan.

Some brands, however, feature an ingredient list that's a little more on the pure side. We decided to bundle both ends of the spectrum together in a blind taste test. We tasted seven frozen fudge bars, judging on flavor and texture. We were happily surprised to find that the winners didn't include any ingredients that horrified us.

Find out who the winners are in our slideshow below.

As always, this taste test is in no way sponsored or influenced by the brands involved.

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  • Tied for #1: Whole Treat Organic Fudge Bars (Highly Recommended)

    <b>1 bar = 100 calories, 4.5 g fat</b> <b>Comments:</b> "So creamy and chocolatey." "Milky and smooth." "Soft and delicious." "Wow. Such a rich, chocolatey flavor. This is the best fudgsicle ever." "Smooth and not too sweet." <b>Ingredients:</b> Fresh organic cream, organic dehydrated cane juice, organic skim milk, organic cocoa (processed with alkali), organic vanilla, carob bean gum, guar gum.

  • Tied for #1: Julie's Organic Fudge Bars (Highly Recommended)

    <b>100 calories, 4.5 g fat</b> <b>Comments:</b> "Creamy, rich and chocolatey. Almost like ice cream." "This has the best texture. It's very silky." "Creamy and rich. Tastes like real chocolate, almost a dark chocolate mousse." "Tastes like Hershey's chocolate. One for the Kisses fans out there." <b>Ingredients:</b> Pasteurized organic milk and cream, organic evaporated cane juice, organic cocoa (processed with alkali), organic vanilla, carob bean gum, guar gum.

  • #2: Fudgsicle The Original Fudge Pops, No Sugar Added

    <b>40 calories, 1 g fat</b> <b>Comments:</b> "Is there artificial sugar in here? I taste it." "Very chocolatey (in a good way)." "It's soft, and in a good way." "This is basically hot cocoa in fudgsicle form. Would be excellent with marshmallows." <b>Ingredients:</b> Nonfat milk, maltodextrin, sorbitol, polydextrose, cocoa (processed with alkali), whey, palm oil, contains 1% or less of each of the following: tricalcium phosphate, cellulose gel, cellulose gum, mono and diglycerides, malt powder, salt, guar gum, aspartame, polysorbate 80, acesulfame potassium, polysorbate 65, citric acid, carrageenan, natural and artificial flavor, caramel color, locust bean gum.

  • #3: Sweet Nothings (non-dairy)

    <b>100 calories, 0 g fat</b> <b>Comments:</b> "Chewy and firm, but very dark chocolatey." "Chocolate ice cream masquerading as a fudgsicle. Delicious but somewhat insulting." "This almost tastes like it has alcohol in it. There's a very strange sweetness I can't pinpoint." "Tastes like U-Bet chocolate syrup." <b>Ingredients:</b> Filtered water, mixed fruit concentrate (pineapple and pear syrups, apple and peach concentrates), brown rice syrup and/or tapioca syrup, cocoa (processed with alkali), pea starch, carob bean gum, guar gum, carrageenan, natural flavor.

  • #4: Skinny Cow Mini Fudge Pops

    <b>50 calories, 1 g fat</b> <b>Comments:</b> "Icy. Not nearly rich enough." "Icy, and not enough of a chocolate flavor." "Uncompelling." "Icy and sweet. Not a very strong chocolate flavor." "Tastes like chocolate-flavored water, and melts very quickly." <b>Ingredients:</b> Skim milk, sugar, corn syrup, cream, cocoa (processed with alkali), whey, calcium carbonate, guar gum, natural and artificial flavor, mono and diglycerides, locust bean gum, polysorbate 80, pectin, dextrose.

  • #5: Fudgsicle, The Original Fudge Pops, Fat Free

    <b>60 calories, 0 g fat</b> <b>Comments:</b> "Gummy to the max." "Deceiving dark chocolate color, average taste." "Flavorless. A waste of calories." "Has a bit of a mocha feel to it. Consistency is a bit smooth for comfort though." <b>Ingredients:</b> Nonfat milk, sugar, corn syrup, whey, high fructose corn syrup, cocoa (processed with alkali), cellulose gel, cellulose gum, guar gum, mono and diglycerides, malt powder, salt, polysorbate 80, locust bean gum, polysorbate 65, carrageenan.

  • #6: Fudgsicle The Original Fudge Pops, Low Fat

    <b>60 calories, 1.5 g fat</b> <b>Comments:</b> "Tastes a little artificial and gummy." "The chocolate doesn't taste real." "What is this? I hope it's not trying to taste like chocolate." "Tastes like a popsicle stick." "Tastes like wet cardboard, but at least the aftertaste is metallic and persistent." <b>Ingredients:</b> Nonfat milk, sugar, corn syrup, whey, high fructose corn syrup, water, palm oil, cocoa (processed with alkali), contains 1% or less of each of the following: tricalcium phosphate, mono and diglycerides, cellulose gum, guar gum, malt powder, salt, polysorbate 80, polyorbate 65, carrageenan.