“ Brand: Häagen-Dazs / Type: Ice Cream „
Wandering around Tesco looking for my chocolate fix I decided I fancied some ice cream, and started to trawl the long aisle in search of a yummy treat. My eye immediately fell on this ice cream-mainly because it happened to be on offer at the time priced at £1.99 per tub. I felt this was too good to pass up so off I went with my prized find. Packaged in the usual haagen daaz tub, it looks fairly classy and upmarket for an ice cream!
After one bite of this, boy am I glad I stumbled across it! Chocolate Pralines and Caramel, on opening the tub is a gorgeous rich chocolatey flavour and an equally inviting aroma. Swirled amongst the chocolate ice cream you will find a fabulous mix of caramel and salty pecan nuts. Now, you may think salty? how bizarre but in this case it is a very pleasant surprise. The saltiness of the pecans blends perfectly with the sweetness of the ice cream and caramel as it adds a slight contrast and extra depth to the flavour. This ice cream usually retails at £3.99 so can be a bit pricey but the quality is definitely there.
Now I could have happily eaten the entire tub but I think that would be piggish and a little bit too sickly. However, this is a delicious ice cream that warmly greets all the senses, I could quite happily dive into the tub!
I'm a big fan of both Haagen-Dazs and Ben & Jerrys ice creams and do enjoy premium ice cream in general. That soft scoop stuff has never gone down well with my refined (okay snobbish) pallette. In the Haagen-Dazs flavours, my favourites are Belgian Chocolate and Pralines and Cream - so naturally I was very eager to give this Chocolate Pralines & Caramel a try when I spotted it a few weeks ago in Tesco.
My first impressions of this ice cream were extremely good. It was quite clearly a nice, thick, premium ice cream and I could tell just by looking at the density on opening the lid and peeling back the freshness seal. I needed to leave it out for about ten minutes to thaw a little before I could get my spoon in, but you do with all similar products.
Diving into this I found that the ice cream was pretty packed with a soft, sticky caramel swirl. There were also lots of pralines in this, though I wouldn't say it was jam-packed. A few extra pralines wouldn't be unwelcomed by me, but I think they struck a good balance for most people's tastes here.
The taste of this ice cream can't really be put into words. It is undoubtedly my new favourite flavour. So much so I only tried this about a fortnight ago and I'm onto my third tub already... Oops. It's got a really thick and creamy texture, much softer and creamier than the texture of the belgian chocolate flavour. The caramel compliments the soft texture perfectly, and has the kind of sweet, perfectly balanced caramel flavour that you'd expect to find inside a Thortons truffle.
This is the ultimate indulgence ice cream in my opinion. It's expensive at £3.99 a tub but genuinely worth that price tag. It's thick, creamy, chocolaty and smooth with tasty, sweetened pralines in every other mouthful and plenty of caramel to go round. Highly recommended by me, I only hope you all go out and buy it asap so they keep this flavour in production for the long term!