“ Type: Sorbets & Ice Cream „
I absolutely adore banoffee pie and I have to say it is my favourite desert ever so when I saw this Haagen Daz banoffee ice cream on sale in Morrisons for only £2 putting a grapling hook in my mouth wouldnt have stopped me from buying it! When it comes to ice cream Im more of a Ben & Jerrys girl but lately Ive started to notice that Haagen Daz do have some flavours that I reckon sound really yummy so Ive been buying loads of them recently. Which is great for my sweet tooth but not so great for my bum, tum & thighs lol. Anyway even if this ice cream was going to make me the size of a house I would still have eaten it because the flavours just sounded so delicious.
Not Suitable For Those With Nut Allergies
Its annoying me that I cant find the exact nutritioanl values for this flavour but I assume it is the same as most ice cream flavours from this range and that makes it pretty bad for you. Obviously this is intended to be eaten as a treat and not as an everyday snack!
18% Banana Puree, 10% Caramel Sauce & 5% Pecan Nut Cookie Pieces. The Rest Is Obviously Ice Cream.
As soon as I lifted the lid of the top of this tub I was greeted with a really strong, yet proper nice smell of banana's and it looked even yummier. The ice cream looked quite like vanilla but with gorgeous caramel and banana swirls running through it. I could aslo just about pick out the little pieces of nut and believe me this was enough to get my mouth watering and I just knew it was going to taste amazing.
Im happy to say that I was not disappointed at all. The ice cream actually tasted like proper, fresh banana with none of that artificial nonsence, the taste of the banana is pretty strong but I dont think it overwhelms any of the other flavours at all and its not so strong that you left feeling sick afterwards. At this point my mom decided she was dying for some ice cream, but I won because shes allergic to banana's hehe so I got to finish the whole tub by myself.
When you take a few spoonfuls of the ice cream out of the tub you then start to properly see the caramel and banana swirls which both look really thick and rich and they taste amazing. The caramle swirls are really thick and actually not as sweet as Id expected but the puree is very, very sweet so I think the two tastes and flavours both compliment each other really well without making the ice cream taste to sickly overall.
The pecan nut pieces were the only thing Im going to have a moan about. To be honest I couldnt really taste them at all. Im not sure whether the flavours in teh nuts were just so weak or whether all the other, stronger flavours just overpowered it but I was disappointed that I couldnt taste those at all. Having said that I think teh textures of the pecan nuts work really well with the softness of the ice cream and the thickness of the different sauces and it all mixes up into an absolutely divine ice cream that I couldnt stop eating!
Does It Taste Like Banoffee Pie?
Banoffee Or No Banoffee. That Is The Question. Lol. Anyway I think this tasted a lot like the real thing it wasnt like the same desert only in a tub but it is very similar. All the flavours are exactly the same and the texture is pretty close as well. Although I reckon an actual banoffee pie would have less calories than this!
I think these are around £5 when its not on sale and you can get them from any supermarket in your area. Having said that in the supermarkets by me this range often has loads of offers on so keep your eyes peeled for a bargain.
Im going back to Morrisons to stock up on this before the sale ends or everyone realises how nice they are and buy them all! Its going to be hard for me to only eat this in moderation because it is so tasty and this is going to be a new treat for myself every time my sweet tooth needs satisfying! I highly recommend this to every one whos loves banoffee pie and even for those who are just looking to try out some new ice cream because this is bloody lovely!
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Karenuk is a bad influence. As if it wasn?t bad enough that I was already addicted to Ben and Jerry?s ice cream, she introduced me to Haagen-Dazs and I now find myself buying tubs of this highly calorific and pricey frozen dessert! One of the first flavours she enticed me with was Banoffee Banana Caramel Pie. Goodness, even the name of it is enough to get me salivating. PACKAGING The background colour to the tub is burgundy and gold, which looks extremely elegant and promises a refined and exquisite dessert inside. In the foreground is a picture of what is presumably supposed to be a slice of banana caramel pie. The pie has what looks like a type of cheesecakey biscuit base, on top of which is a thick layer of banoffee paste mixture, coated with an absolutely dripping layer of pure caramel, all topped off with slices of fresh banana. It implies that within the tub is an ice cream representation of the original pie, containing all the flavours that have been so enticingly drawn on the tub. I couldn?t wait to open it?. THE ICE CREAM The ice cream was a pale yellow in appearance and it looked as though all the ingredients of a banana pie had been thrown in and stirred up. Ripples of caramel could be seen and lumps of pecan nut cookie pieces were poking up from the surface, like succulent icebergs promising even deeper enjoyment beneath. The ice cream was very smooth and creamy and was the most realistic banana flavour I have come across. It was sweet at first but after a while seemed to develop a slightly bitter edge, as though it contained semi-ripe bananas. Luckily not too sweet, as I had feared a banana pudding may have been. The caramel swirls added another gorgeous flavour which complemented the banana perfectly. The pecan nut cookie pieces were delicious and added variety of texture which made the ice cream more interesting. However, they were not crunchy and obtrusive but s
oft and crumbly and melted in the mouth together with the ice cream. THE SLIPPERY SLOPE I can already feel the stirrings of another love affair with ice cream creeping up on me. I would hope that my friends would try to steer me away from this further addiction and yet Karenuk took to me to Sainsburys where they are currently doing an offer of two tubs of Haagen-Dazs for only £5.00 (the normal price being £3.49 each). How can I possibly resist temptation under such circumstances? I?ve been getting cravings during the evenings and have started making trips to the local supermarket just to buy ice cream to sate my lust. The experience is glorious at the time but the next morning I wake feeling tremendously guilty at the vast quantity of calories I have consumed and yet knowing that it won?t be long before I succumb again. Help!
I?m not normally an ice cream eater and can take it or leave it, but every now and again whilst walking around the supermarket I get craving for some and have to buy it immediately. This happened the other day and I chose Haagen - Dazs Banoffee Banana Caramel Pie, partly because I liked the sound of it and partly because I am stingy and this was on offer in Safeway for £1.99 for a 500ml tub. As soon as I got home from the shops I took off the lid and peeled back the top. Because I had walked home from the shops it had softened to just the right texture for eating. Not too soft so it was runny but still with that ice cream texture and crunchy bits. It didn?t look anything special, just a pale creamy colour with swirls of toffee in it and the occasional biscuit piece. On taking my first mouthful I could understand all the fuss over Haagen Dazs. It was absolutely gorgeous. The banana taste was subtle and definitely real banana taste, (it is made with 18% banana puree) not that false taste that a lot of banana tasting products have. The pecan nut cookie pieces added a contrasting bite to the soft ice cream but the grand finale was the caramel. Swirled throughout the ice cream was a caramel sauce that reminded me of school dinners, my favourite sweet was ice cream with toffee sauce, not for the ice cream but just for the toffee sauce. I could eat bowls of it! And this tasted just the same. The mixture of all three tastes was lovely, each taste blended with the other with nothing too overpowering. Heaven! On realising how delicious it was I had to find a suitable hiding place from the rest of the greedy bunch I live with, so being of a devious nature I hid it in the vegetable drawer of the freezer knowing it would never be found by anyone else. I have managed to make this tub last for four days with lots of restraint on my behalf and also because I only sneak it out when the house is empty or I go to make a cup of tea for ever
yone. The only problem here is that it tastes best when allowed to soften for about 5 ? 10 mins before eating and the kettle boils faster than that. It still tastes ok but the flavours blend together better when it has been allowed to soften slightly The price has now gone back up in Safeway but I still think it justifies the higher price because it is a luxury ice cream and you can taste the difference when compared to the shop brand ice creams I would normally buy. It does however, bring out the greedy side of me and I can?t imagine sharing it with anyone else no matter how fond I am of
(NOTE : As usual, Dooyoo don't have this exact category, so I put it in one as close as I could find. Apologies, but 'needs must' and all that.) Okay, I have to ‘fess up here and let you all in on my sad story. I am an addict. Not the John Leslie/Angus Deayton type, you’ll be pleased to know – but an addict nonetheless. Therefore, I should hardly have been surprised to be emailed by a BBC researcher a couple of days ago, who wanted to talk to me about my love of ice cream. But I was. I hadn’t realised things had got that bad. Would I soon be making tabloid headlines, draping myself in skimpy bikinis over a hundred tubs of Haagen-Dazs? For the sake of the nation, I blinking well hope not. But we’ll see. It has got worse recently. A fellow writer (amyturtle, I believe) left me a comment on one of my opinions informing me that Asda (my supermarket of choice) was doing an offer of two 500ml tubs of Haagen-Dazs for £5. I saved up (£5 is a LOT of reads!), hubby went shopping and the deed was done. My favourite flavour is anything with cookie dough in it, but that wasn’t available in Asda so rather apologetically, hubby bought me Cookies and Cream (one I eat quite a lot) and a new flavour - <takes deep breath> Haagen-Dazs Banoffee Banana Caramel Pie (Phew!). I wasn’t sure what I’d think, but I opened it and fell in love. It looks okay, nothing unique. It’s a creamy, milky whitish-yellow colour ice cream with brown swirls, which look like melted toffee. But the amazing bit is the taste – yummy scrummy, in my tummy ;-) You get the ice cream itself, which tastes of mashed banana – not the artificial ‘banana’ flavour you get in sweets, but how real banana tastes. It isn’t too sweet, it’s just about perfect. (For some reason, this is how I imagine Lush’s Banana Moon soap to taste!) Then you dig deeper (
I’m too impatient to wait for it to soften!) and you find crumbly bits of biscuit and soft swirls of thick caramel. It’s just divine, especially if you fi nd a mouthful, which combines all these. The different textures and flavours are great together and unless you hate bananas, I can’t see anyone disliking this – and if you do, let me know, I’ll take your abandoned tub off your hands ;-) Looking at the list of ingredients on the tub, it contains things like fresh cream, 18% banana puree, 10% caramel sauce and 5% pecan nut cookie pieces. However, I am not a big lover of nuts and I can’t really discern the taste of pecans, so don’t let that put you off - unless you are allergic to nuts, of course. Now if all this hasn’t yet convinced you to buy some of this luscious stuff, Co-Op are selling these on a ‘Buy One – Get One Free Offer’ which means you can buy two tubs for (I think) £3.89, so that’s even cheaper than Asda. The pots also have a £2 voucher to spend at Amazon at the moment, so all in all, you could end up getting a tub for around 94p!! What a bargain. Oh, just one more thing. I may seem like a nice, kind, generous kind of woman – and I usually am, honest. But I’m a greedy, selfish cow when it comes to ice cream. I also have some funny ways, which mean I couldn’t eat this, if anyone else had been eating it. So sorry, but I don’t share. Buy your own. Bah humbug.
Luxury ice cream made with fresh cream ice cream with bananas, swirls of caramel and pecan nut cookie pieces.