Product Type: Haagen Dazs Dessert / Yoghurts
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BBC Researcher Exposes Ice Cream Addiction
Haagen-Dazs Banoffee Pie
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Haagen-Dazs Banoffee Pie
Date: 03/11/02, updated on 03/11/02 (1117 review reads)
Advantages: tastes gorgeous, special offers on at the moment, it's Haagen-Dazs!!
Disadvantages: lots of calories - presumably, usually expensive
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.
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