Product Type: Haagen Dazs Dessert / Yoghurts
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Haagen Dazs Pralines & Cream
Member Name: flodombey
Haagen Dazs Pralines & Cream
Advantages: Creamy, delicious, luxuriuos, wonderful texture
Disadvantages: Usually expensive, very high in calories and fat
Haagen Dazs was one of the original 'luxury' ice cream brands available in the UK, it usually retails at around £3.99 for a 500ml tub. However, I nearly died with excitement last week when I went into my local Asda on one of the hottest days of the year to find that they had reduced the entire range to £2 a tub!
I immediately stocked up on some of my favourites for the freezer. I have seen them on offers like '2 for £5' before now but never so reduced in price per single unit as this - it was obviously some kind of omen that I need this ice cream in my life?
So, I bought the Pralines and Cream as I have tried it before and know it to be one of the most amazing, indulgent tasting flavours of ice cream around. With the Haagen Dazs brand in general you know you will be getting a high quality product and it always tastes exceptionally creamy. I find with this range that one scoop is enough to get a real sugar hit from so although this is not a great product to be having when im trying to watch my weight, a little goes a long way.
The Pralines & Cream flavour is a rich vanilla ice cream base, swirled with caramel sauce and containing chunks of praline which is like a sugared nut. Apparently in this particular product the nut they use is a pecan and you can sort of tell because it still retains some of the nutty taste and the pecan with the caramel works so well - as it does in a pecan pie (one of my very favourite desserts which is probably why I like this ice cream so much!).
The texture is glorious in my opinion, the pralines are genorously scattered throughout the ice cream so in most mouthfuls you get the wonderful contrast of the smooth vanilla and caramel and the crunchy, crumbly, nuttiness of the pralines all at once. It really works.
In 100ml, or a fifth of a tub which is a small scoop of this ice cream, there is an astounding 242 calories and 15.1g of fat. Not friendly on the waistline at all! However, it makes for a fantastic, creamy, indulgent treat every once in a while, especially when its on a fantastic special offer.
Haagen Dazs ran a famously suggestive advert some years back where the emphasis was on sharing this product with a loved one in a bit of saucy food based fun - I have to be honest, opening a tub of this would personally require my full attention and I would not really want to share it with anyone else for the world - some things were made for enjoying alone!
Summary: The king of ice creams in my opinion
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