“ Type: Sorbets & Ice Cream „
Haagen Dazs is a uk company with a premium branding to give it a euro feel. Dulce de Leche is a toffee ice cream product with rich caramel sauce running through it. The price is around £4 and it should be noted there is always offers one with at least one of the major supermarkets at some point.
The product is very rich but also very smooth and cremy. The ice cream melts very easily and in the mouth is very refreshing. The toffee taste is very strong which is a quality I like. I like my flavours to fool me into thinking it is the actual product in my mouth and not the ice-cream.
It is not a low fat product and this makes it quite sickly after a while so it should be shared or eaten over a few sittings. The product is packaged in a paper tub and will fit nicely in the freezer. If you leave some melted ice-cream in the tub and leave it sitting it will leak out and make a sticky mess
In our local Asda store the Haagen Dazs ice cream is on offer at the very reasonable price of £2 per tub. According to www.mysupermarket.com the 'normal' price is £3.99 although there are offers on at all the four supermarkets listed.
We decided that it was time we treated ourselves to something nice so we took a look at the flavours available and chose the Limited Edition Raspberries and Meringue, Cookies and Cream, Dulce de Leche and Summer Berries and Cream.
After tea this evening I decided it was time to try one and I chose the Dulce de Leche as I love anything with a flavour of caramel.
The 500ml tub is the classic and now unmistakable Haagen Dazs style with the deep pink tub with a coffee and white marble pattern at the top and a plastic lid. The lid and the front of the pack both have the name of the flavour - in this case Dulce de Leche - and a picture of the flavouring - in this case caramel.
Apparently the flavour of this ice cream is inspired by a dessert from Latin America. Having done a bit of research I have found that this dessert, the name of which translates as sweet milk, seems to be a banoffee type concoction.
Anyway I took off the lid and looked at the contents. The ice cream was vanilla with caramel swirled through it or, as described by Haagen Dazs, 'a delicious combination of caramel and sweet cream swirled with ribbons of golden caramel'.
I took my spoon and in I went - oh my! It is glorious! OK the fact that my favourite flavour of ice cream is caramel or toffee has something to do with it but even taking that into account this is wonderful!
It is a gorgeous mixture of creamy ice cream and thick swirls of sweet caramel. It is quite sweet but not sickly; however I couldn't eat a lot of it at a time. I ate about one fifth of the tub so that would be about 100ml and that was just enough for me to really enjoy it without it becoming too much of a good thing.
The nutritional values per 100ml are as follows:
Carbohydrates (all sugars) 23.63g
Of which saturated fats 8.69g
The high calorie, sugar and fat content aren't that surprising when you see that the ingredients listed on the tub are as follows fresh cream, skimmed milk, sugar, milk caramel base (10%), caramel variegate (10%) and the two caramel ingredients are both made from sweetened condensed milk! No wonder the end result is sweet!
So there you have it - a gorgeous Haagen Dazs flavour - but I could only eat a small amount at a time, which I guess is just as well really!
Ice cream. Inspired by Latin America's treasured dessert, our dulce de leche ice cream is a delicious combination of caramel and sweet cream, swirled with ribbons of golden caramel.