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Brand: Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream

Amazon Valley Chocolate by Haagen Dazs Ice Cream Review

by Ice Cream Maker Reviews on May 24, 2007

Well, I finally found it: Outstanding plain chocolate ice cream. Haagen Dazs’ new “reserve” line has produced at least one amazing flavor: Amazon Valley Chocolate. This ice cream is very very chocolatey. (It’s more of a dark chocolate than a milk chocolate.) It’s smooth and it’s rich. It’s so rich that it’s actually difficult to eat a lot in one sitting (which is probably good since it’s not the healthiest ice cream.) One of the scoops I had before finishing the pint I drizzled with melted peanut butter– I would highly recommend this. But, this ice cream doesn’t need the peanut butter to taste good. It is wonderful on it’s own. Go out and buy some before they discontinue it, trust me. (Hopefully they won’t discontinue it, but if it’s truly good amazon cocoa bean they use, then it could run out.)

  • Flavor: 5
  • Flavor Intensity: 4.5
  • Texture: 5
  • Originality: 3
  • Overall: 5
  • Cost: $3 on sale at Safeway

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Haagen Dazs Vanilla Ice Cream Review

by Ice Cream Maker Reviews on October 30, 2006

A long time ago I reviewed Haagen Dazs’ Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (and loved it!). I didn’t realize until recently that I had never reviewed their regular vanilla so I picked some up at the store this weekend. Haagen Dazs Vanilla is very good. It’s extremely dense and smooth. It’s strongly vanilla flavored, but richer than the Haagen Dazs Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. The Vanilla Bean flavor kind of dances around on your tongue, while the regular vanilla just sits there. In general, I’m more of a fan of vanilla bean flavored ice cream than plain vanilla. Like other Haagen Dazs ice cream, there are no gums or artificial ingredients just: Cream, Skim Milk, Sugar, Egg Yolks, and Natural Vanilla. But, also in Haagen Dazs fashion, this one packs in the fat and calories. If you ask me, Haagen Dazs Vanilla Ice Cream is worth it.

  • Flavor: 4.5
  • Flavor Intensity: 4
  • Texture: 5
  • Originality: 1
  • Overall: 4.5
  • Cost: $3.00 (on special at Safeway)

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Scoop 78: Haagen Dazs Peaches and Cream Review

by Ice Cream Maker Reviews on August 12, 2006

I had high hopes for this Haagen Dazs. I love anything peach, especially chunky peach ice cream. But, there were few chunks of peach in this ice cream. Most of the peach flavoring came from some sort of peach swirl (which was not identified on the carton). It was a gooey marmalade; a sticky, intensely sweet swirl that clashed with the very lightly flavored peach ice cream base. I would have been ok just eating around the swirl, but the ice cream base didn’t have enough flavor. Maybe if I had expected the swirl I would have enjoyed this ice cream a little more. But, I just couldn’t move past the fact that it is advertised as “Peaches and Cream”; the picture doesn’t even show the swirl. Haagen Dazs- you failed me this time—miserably.

  • Flavor: 2
  • Flavor Intensity: 2
  • Texture: 4
  • Originality: 3
  • Overall: 2
  • Cost: $4.29 at 711

Haagen Dazs Peaches and Cream

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Scoop 46: Haagen Dazs English Toffee

by Ice Cream Maker Reviews on July 11, 2006

I was expecting great things from Haagen Dazs’ new English Toffee ice cream; but I was sorely disappointed.  I never thought I’d say this, but this ice cream is too sweet.  Seriously, it is probably the sweetest ice cream I’ve ever had.  It is very intensely toffee flavored.  Maybe one bite would have been good; but a whole half cup was more than I could take.  As usual, Haagen Dazs produced an incredibly rich, dense, and smooth ice cream; but they came up short on the overall flavor.

  • Flavor: 3
  • Flavor Intensity: 5
  • Texture: 5
  • Originality: 4
  • Overall: 3
  • Cost: $3.99 at Safeway

Haagen Dazs English Toffee

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Scoop 35: Haagen Dazs: Dulce de Leche / Caramel

by Ice Cream Maker Reviews on June 30, 2006

When it rains, it pours. (And I’m not talking about the weather in DC this week.) It’s pouring mini ice cream containers. I went to a café around the corner from my office this afternoon and found out that they carry mini Haagen Dazs. These are a little bigger than Ben and Jerry’s minis (4.23 ounces v. 3.6 ounces). But, they don’t have the really cool tops/spoons that Ben and Jerry’s has– just plain old wooden spoons. The flavors that mini Haagen Dazs comes in are chocolate, vanilla, and dulce de leche (aka caramel). I chose the Dulce de Leche; even though the shop also had a Haagen Dazs brownie sandwich that looked excellent. In hindsight, I should have had that. The dulce de leche was very good, but it wasn’t great. The flavor was subtle and the smoothness was excellent. I’m just not sure I would get it in the future. The flavor just didn’t stand out as something I’ll ever want again.

  • Flavor: 3.5
  • Flavor Intensity: 2.5
  • Texture: 5
  • Originality: 4
  • Overall: 3.5
  • Cost: $1.97

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Scoop 24: Häagen-Dazs Mint Chip

by Ice Cream Maker Reviews on June 19, 2006

I’m not sure why this flavor jumped out at me when I was browsing the freezer section at Safeway tonight. I actually had Breyer’s ice cream in my freezer that I was planning on eating, but we had to make an emergency run to the store since the dog was out of food and her “prescription dog food” for kidney disease doesn’t get in until Thursday. So, as I usually do when I’m at a grocery store these days, I went to the ice cream section to see if anything was on sale. Haagen Dazs wasn’t on sale, but the mint chip looked too good. And it was. I’m usually not a big fan of mint chip. When I was little both my mom and brother would usually order mint chip when we went for ice cream, while my dad and I would get some sort of chocolate. However, I’m glad I picked out mint chip tonight. It was some of the most refreshing ice cream I’ve ever had. It was almost like the middle of a York Peppermint Pattie. It was extremely cool. And it was smooth. And the chocolate chunks were high quality chocolate. And it wasn’t flavored with gross green coloring. All in all in was a perfect choice. My only complaint: because it’s not heavy tasting, I ate a lot more than I should have…

  • Flavor: 5
  • Flavor Intensity: 4.5
  • Texture: 5
  • Originality: 2
  • Overall: 5
  • Cost: $3.99 at Safeway

Mint Chip

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Scoop 19: Haagen-Dazs Vanilla Bean

by Ice Cream Maker Reviews on June 14, 2006

The best dessert to soothe a mouth stung by spicy red curry? Haagen Dazs Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. Hands down the best vanilla bean ice cream I’ve ever had. (Besides the homemade vanilla bean my mom makes me every year for my birthday.) Haagen Dazs Vanilla Bean Ice Cream exudes vanilla bean flavor. It is smooth and creamy and extremely rich. I’m usually not a big fan of plain vanilla ice cream, but this may have converted me. There is not much more to say about it. Absolutely amazing.

  • Flavor: 5
  • Flavor intensity: 5
  • Texture: 4.5
  • Overall: 5
  • Originality: 1
  • Cost- $3.00 on sale at Safeway

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