Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Instead of Fine Chocolate, How About Fine Ice Cream?


I choose my ice cream in the same way that I choose chocolate. I want to read the label and see the least number of ingredients possible. The list should be simple and short, which indicates to me that no funky additives, colours, artificial flavours or hydrogenated oils are in it. Cream, eggs, sugar, milk, cocoa powder - those are the ingredients that make up great ice cream. And of course, there MUST be real cream in it (otherwise, it should just be called 'ice').

So I can always rely on Häagen-Dazs® for a simple ingredients list, with real cream included. They use real vanilla for flavouring and real cream to create the rich flavour and texture that they are known for. How do I know this? For starters, by reading and comparing ingredients lists of many, many store-bought ice cream products over the years. And Häagen-Dazs®  nearly always wins me over based on ingredients when I am making a purchase decision at the grocery store.

Now Häagen-Dazs®  has introduced the most delicious of 'take-home' ice cream bars:  Chocolate Peanut Butter. If you are a fan of chocolate and peanut butter in general, you need to try this ice cream bar!  Personally, I prefer my icy treats in cones, rather than on a stick, but this bar is so tasty that I find myself thinking about it on a regular basis. And when I first read the ingredients, I knew this product was going to be a winner.

The best part about the Peanut Butter Ice Cream Bar is that Häagen-Dazs®  has used peanut butter that is natural, when most of the brand-name and no-name peanut butter that is available in jars at the grocery store almost always has hydrogenated oil and icing sugar in it. But of course, Häagen-Dazs®' philosophy is to: "find the finest ingredients in the world and craft them into our best ice cream available" (ref). So why wouldn't they use natural peanut butter?

You can learn more about this product on Häagen-Dazs® Canadian Web site at: http://haagen-dazs.ca/hd-en/products/take-home-bars/chocolate-peanut-butter.aspx.

For some reason, the American Häagen-Dazs® website does not have this product listed, but they do have a Vanilla Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar, which also looks delicious.  But for something more chocolaty, you can get Haagen-Dazs' Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream in the tub: http://www.haagendazs.com/Products/Product/2454 (U.S. Web Site).

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As per usual, I am not paid by the brand, or enticed in any way with samples or other free stuff, to write such a positive article on this product (don't get me wrong, it does not mean that I don't want free stuff or samples! But I would mention it if I was given samples).  I just love this Häagen-Dazs® Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Bar so much it so much that I HAD to share.  After all, my philosophy is to connect fine chocolate (and fine chocolate treats) to fine people everywhere.

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