Monday, April 30, 2012

Spiced Caramel Biscuit (Haagen Dazs)

Last week, I was a little bummed out and decided the right course of action was to purchase some ice cream. I decided for the sake of expanding my horizons and for the sake of, well, blogging something besides red velvet cake ice cream, I'd try something totally different.

And let me say, Haagen Dazs will be seeing my business again.

Spiced Caramel Biscuit ice cream might be ringing in near the top of my favorite ice creams list, and I've only had it once (though I made sure to purchase a second carton today). The base ice cream is caramel, and it's a nice, smooth flavor. The carton describes it as velvety, but I hate using that word to describe food. As much as the ice cream itself is delicious, what is stand out is the incorporation of the spiced biscuit.

I was a little hesitant at first because I'm not a huge fan of cookies in my ice cream; however, the biscuit in this one is somewhere between a graham cracker and biscotti in terms of flavor and texture, and it paired really well with the caramel ice cream. The biscuit isn't soggy nor too hard -- it melts in your mouth without a whole lot of effort. Spiced Caramel Biscuit reminded me of tea time in Europe (not that I've ever had tea time in Europe but I've seen it on TV enough to know what that must be like). It's sweet, but it's not too sweet and it made me want a cup of tea when I was finished. There's a bit of a bite to it, as the biscuit itself is somewhat spicy with its cinnamon hues. Yes, I felt fancy using the word hues to describe cinnamon.

This is a limited edition ice cream, and it reminded me a little bit of the limited edition Sticky Toffee Pudding ice cream that came out a few years ago (do you remember that? It was the winning flavor from the Food Network's amazing Scoop! competition. Why don't they bring that show back?). According to Haagen Dazs's website, this one will be available through December.

As much as I like ice cream, I'm not a huge fan of sweet flavors. I prefer more muted tones, and this one hits all the right notes. It's a little pricey at $3.50 or so for the small, 4-serving carton, but this one is worth the extra pennies.


  1. Curse you limited edition ice creams! I went to the grocery store the other day and the small Häagen-Dazs flavors are $4.50 here. (!!!!) And they did NOT have this flavor. Dangit.

    1. If you can find this flavor, it is worth the cash. Once in a while, at least!

  2. It always seems they have a hit with limited favors, I just hope that is nearby!

  3. Will be trying this one soon!