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.
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.