I like ice cream - a lot and when offered the chance to try Haagen Daaz Cookies and Cream wasn't going to say no. I'm not usually a Haagen Daaz fan so it's unusual I would choose this. The ice cream is nice and creamy and tastes rich - the kind of icecream you know is made with proper cream. The cookie pieces however I found disappointing - they are so small it's difficult to get a good idea of their flavour. While you can taste the cookies it's a very sandy texture that I didn't find particularly pleasant in my mouth. I had a small 100ml tub which was plenty and it came with a handy plastic spoon which is inside the tub. For a quick treat it's ideal but I wouldn't be rushing back for more. If you really want cookie ice cream i'd go for Ben and Jerrys rather than this.
I love ice cream, and I am really into good quality (and usually, expensive) ice cream. I very often look out for offers in my local supermarket and recently I bought Haagen Dazs Cookies & Cream. I have never tried it before and I thought that cookies and cream sounded quite tempting so I gave it a go. It comes in standard, 500 ml (or 100 ml, if you know you won't be able to stop yourself from eating the entire big one in a short period of time - I guess I should try it!) cardboard tub which is mostly red and has pictures of cookies with cream on the front. It also has a golden plastic lid, and underneath that a layer of something that looks like thick cling film. The ice cream has a white colour and at first sight, you can see a lot of black bits and bobs in it. These are cookies. The ice cream is extremely rich, creamy and smooth. It isn't overly sweet and has a rather delicate taste. It is basically a very good quality vanilla ice cream. I do, however, think that they should change the name from 'Cookies & Cream' to 'Cream & Cookies' as there is definitely more cream than cookies. The cookies are dark & very nice. There are in quite small pieces and they aren't too hard so you won't break your teeth on them. There is obviously one big disadvantage - calories. One serving of 100 g will provide you with 262 kcal and 17 g of fat which I personally think is quite a lot. Another thing that really puts me off is the price - one tub of 500 ml costs around £4.00 whereas 100 ml container can be bought for around £1.50.
I think in the brand name ice cream stakes the majority of people fit into one of two camps either Ben and Jerrys or Haagen Dazs. I am a Ben and Jerrys fan but I do like from time to time assessing the competition and so treat myself to a tub of Haagen Dazs ice cream. One of my favourite flavours is Cookies and Cream as I do like both chocolate and ice cream with bits in. Haagen Dazs ice cream comes in distinctive and fairly classy maroon, gold and white tubs with a little picture indicating the flavour on the front. The cookies and cream tub is graced with a picture of two cookies looking very reminiscent of Oreos. When you open the tub you are greeted by a dark cream ice cream heavily sprinkled with chocolate cookies. The pieces vary in size from little crumbs to small chunks. Even after a day in the freezer (ice cream doesn't hang around long in my house!) the ice cream is soft enough to be enjoyed straight away. The base ice cream is a sweet cream ice cream rather than a vanilla ice cream. This means that with your first mouthful you are first hit by the sweet creamy taste of the ice cream with the texture of soft cookie pieces. I think the cookie pieces are there to temper the sweetness of the ice cream but the chocolate flavour isn't very dominant. In my opinion I think the ice cream would be even better if it was a little less sweet and you could actually taste the cookie pieces but I do enjoy the actual taste. I make my own ice cream from time to time partly because I like to know exactly what's in it (bear with me I am going somewhere with this) so out of interest I thought I'd check what was in this ice cream. And was pleasantly surprised to find that there are no nasty additives or unexpected ingredients. However bear in mind that this is not a low fat or health conscious product so it is liberally packed with calories, fat and I'd have thought sugar too although that isn't listed on the nutritional panel on my latest tub. Haagen Dazs ice creams are available in two tub sizes 500ml for just under £4 and, to ensure you don't have to share your tub, a 100ml tub for just over £1. Cookies and cream is a quality luxury ice cream, ideal for those days when you want a simple flavoured well made ice cream.
Haagen Dazs Ice Cream is brilliant, and this continues this trend. It has the same great taste and the high level of quality that Haagen Dazs is known for.. However, it is very expensive, and also hard to take out of the container, which can ruin it for some people. The packaging is very nice and colourful. However, all of the Haagen Dazs packaging looks the same, making it hard to find the one you want amongst them all, but this might get you to try new flavours. It does a good job as the ice cream is always fresh. It is also very easy to read, with big clear text. The packaging is very easy to open and easy to close after you are finished. When you open the container, a sweet smell drifts into your nose. The ice cream is packed tightly, making ti very hard to remove, into your bowl. This can sometimes ruin the experience, as you want to just eat the ice cream quickly when your taste buds want it. As soon as you put it in your mouth, a nice creamy vanilla taste melts in your mouth. This is very soft, and you are then hit by a great opposing texture, crunchy cookie pieces. Then, a crunchy piece of cookie, creates the ultimate flavour. This is very creamy and just like a milkshake. The product is very addicting, and you will find it very easy to eat all of it up in one sitting. The product's quality is high, just like other Haagen Dazs products. It has the same great taste all the time. There is a lot of cookie pieces, and they are very big. The ingredients seem to be very high quality, as they look and taste very good. There is also some disadvantages. These include being very expensive, but it is worth it with the high quality, and it is very hard to remove from the container. Overall, another brilliant product from Haagen Dazs. It has great flavours, a mixture of textures that work together very well and a very high quality but is very expensive and hard to remove from the container.
You know a good ice cream when you taste Haagen Daz ice cream. Haagen Dazs, a german ice cream comes with many flavours, such as macademia, peppermint, double chocolate but my favourite is cookies and cream. What is so special about Haagen Dazs ice cream? Well, its very creamy to say the least. Yet it wouldn't make you feel sick when you have too much. Haagen Dazs ice cream isn't very sweet too. I think the cookies in Haagen Dazs is Oreo biscuits. Though the ice cream base is vanilla, the sweetness and crunchiness of the cookies blends very nicely with the vanilla flavour. The combination is simply divine. Some part of the chocolate cookies have dissolved into the ice cream, creating a chocolatey effect within the vanilla flavour, whereas the cookies crumbs gives a different sensation to the tastebuds. Cookies and cream is by far one of the best flavour from Haagen Dazs.
I purchased Haagen Dazs Cookies & Cream on the mistaken pretence that it was chocolate icecream. To open it and find it to be vanilla was an immdiate disappointment. I very rarely consume icecream so when I do I always opt for one of my favourite flavours - either chocolat, mint choc chip or rum and raisin. As I'd spent money on this, I thought I might as well try it out. It tasted OK at first although my first thought was that it was too expensive for what it was. After a few spoons I felt so sick because it's excessively creamy and rich. Maybe people who have a preference for vanilla icecream would enjoy this more as I admit I don't like that flavour much anyway. Having said that, this was probably the worst vanilla icecream I've ever tasted. My disappointment turned to being annoyed when I discovered the icecream was leaking through a hole in the base of the pot as it melted.
As part of a Sainsburys promotion on Haagen Dazs we bought a tub of Cookies & Cream ice cream last week. The promotional price is 2 tubs for £5 but usually this costs £3.99 for a 500ml tub. I know that sounds like a lot but this is well worth it. Firstly you need to leave the ice cream out to thaw for about half an hour before you can eat it (or even serve it) as it's a very dense ice cream that freezes solidly. Once it's ready for eating, this serves up nicely though beware that the cookie chunks can get in the way of your spoon a bit when you're dishing this up. The texture of this is really amazing. It's like the creamiest vanilla ice cream you could imagine. It's soft and smooth and just melts in your mouth. This is definitely only for cream fans this one as it really couldn't be creamier. There are loads of chunks of chocolate cookies in various sizes scattered within this ice cream. It doesn't specify a brand of cookies used but if you've ever had an Oreo then that's pretty darn close to the cookies used in this ice cream. They really melt in your mouth as the ice cream softens them nicely. I know that the standard RRP of this ice cream is quite high but as a treat this is well worth every penny. The taste is to die for and the texture is really interesting and well blended. There's enough here to serve two to four people. The Mrs and I polished this off between us in under half an hour though!
-HAAGEN-DAZS - COOKIES & CREAM - 'The ultimate ice cream to satisfy the milk-and-cookies kid in all of us. The smoothest, creamiest most delicious vanilla ice cream imaginable with just a hint of naughtiness interspersed with your favourite chocolate cookies'. What can I say about Häagen-Dazs Ice-Cream?! - Well apart from the Organic, Vanilla Green and Blacks which is pretty good, it has got to be my most favourite Ice-Cream ever. It certainly isn't cheap, but it does have the most exquisite flavour that I have ever come across within the Ice-Cream brands. Häagen Dazs Vanilla Ice-Cream in my very favourite flavour, you can really taste the pure vanilla and it seems a shame to add any form of sauce or fruit which only masks the unique flavouring of this Ice-Cream. When Vanilla Häagen -Dazs is unavailable in the shops, which is quite often actually, they seem to sell out of this one quite quickly, I will happily settle for the 'Cookies & Cream' flavour as my next choice for second best. The main reason that I like this one is that it is composed mainly of their vanilla Ice-Cream, having just the addition of small pieces of the tasty dark cookie interspersed throughout the tub of Vanilla Ice-Cream. Around since the 1920's Häagen -Dazs started its life in the Bronx, New York, offering three flavour only, of: Chocolate, Vanilla, and Coffee. The young creator of Häagen -Dazs insisted on only using the purest and finest ingredients to ensure a superior tasting Ice-cream, that was the very best that it could possibly be. The range has certainly extended itself now and offers many delicious and enticing flavours and on their Website at the moment they are advertising their new limited edition of Raspberry and Meringue Ice-Cream which sounds absolutely gorgeous to me, being a big fan of both those ingredients. --HAAGAN-DAZS-- Häagen -Dazs 'Cookies & Cream' Ice-Cream is supplied in a high rounded, lidded carton. The weight is 500ml/415g. The carton looks of a good quality as if care has gone into the design and materials used for said carton. It is a deep red in colouring with detail picked out in white and gold. To the front there is a picture of some dark coloured cookies with white cream filling, and these look a little like 'Oreos' cookies in appearance, and this shows us the colour of the cookie pieces that you will come across within the Ice-Cream. There is a Harrods green slash across the top of the carton which states that this brand of Ice-Cream is in fact the 'Choice of Wimbledon'. (It's my choice too : ) So Wimbledon loves Häagen -Dazs too and it is the official Ice-Cream to the tennis players and spectators at the Tennis Tournaments which are played during the summer. According to the Häagen -Dazs carton: "Glorious summer days, Cookies & Cream and catching all the action on the centre court.....Nothing quite awakens that summertime feeling quite like the excitement of Wimbledon" and then they go on to say how well Häagen -Dazs compliments the experience that is Wimbledon. All other Ingredients and nutritional information are all listed to the reverse of the carton also.- -- HAAGEN-DAZS COOKIES & CREAM ICE-CREAM-- The luxurious maroon and gold carton is well sealed inside with a tear off vacuum strip which covers the top of the ice-cream. Once inside the tub you immediately smell the gorgeous scent of the real vanilla in the ice-cream. The vanilla was originally imported from Madagascar, known for its supreme quality bean. The marriage of 37% pure fresh cream and prime quality natural vanilla with exotic spices gives Häagen -Dazs its unmistakable intense flavour. I absolutely adore the flavour of this and can quite happily polish off a 500ml size straight from the tub with just a spoon. The taste experience is second to none and the ice-cream really is absolutely divine. The quality of Häagen -Dazs Ice-Cream in incomparable as far as I am concerned. Green and Blacks organic comes a close second but Häagen -Dazs really does deliver a full bodied vanilla taste that is perfect in composition. The addition of the cookies into the vanilla makes for an interesting texture difference and the almost black pieces of cookie sit intermittently amongst the delicious vanilla. They cookie doesn't dominate the ice-cream, and makes for a really nice mixture of flavours and textures. The sweet and spicy aroma of the vanilla translates well onto the taste buds and gives the most gorgeous flavour upon the palate when mixed with the cookies which have a fudge Brownie taste and composition. It's a lovely ice-cream, though I do still prefer the vanilla as it really is perfect as a singular taste. --INGREDIENTS -- Vanilla 37% - Skimmed Milk - Sugar - Chocolate Cookie Pieces - Wheat - Flour - Coconut Oil - Cocoa Powder - Salt - Egg Yolk - Raising Agent - --CONTAINS-- MILK - EGG - WHEAT - This product is suitable for vegetarians as the gelling agent Pectin is vegetable based. Calories in carton: 1130.00 - --SUMMARY-- Well I think you know what I'm going to say. I love this Häagen-Dazs Ice-Cream and I thought the cookie pieces which are quite small, complimented the wonderful vanilla ice-cream very well. The name 'Cookies & Cream' sums it up very well. With the thick luxurious pure cream based vanilla ice-cream blending beautifully with the 'Fudge Brownie' consistency of the cookie that is exactly what this variety tastes like. Beautifully decadent and indulgent, the 'Cookies and Cream' option sells itself really. At £4.50'ish normally, this doesn't come cheap, but we did manage to buy this pot for £2.65 at Tesco this week and well worth every penny I say:) Häagen -Dazs Ice-Cream is the worlds leading, and best selling luxury Ice-Cream and UK's favourite luxury brand. That's what happens when you insist upon using the finest and purest ingredients that the world has to offer and don't cut financial corners. You end up with a product that is quite simply...The best! Thank you for reading PRINCESSPUSSYCAT June 2008*
It was a late night and my friend and I were both feeling ' a hole' in out stomachs.Since there was no-one else at home we decided to raid the fridge!To our dismay there was nothing edible that didn?t involve more than 2 minutes of effort on to cook!Disheartened but still determined we moved onto the freezer!Draw one, no luck.the same with draw two.We were about to give up when all of a sudden a familiar logo caught my eye!I thought it said ?Haagan Dazs? and to our delight I was right! We pulled it out as quickly as we could.We placed the unopened 500ml tub of ?Haagan Dazs cookies and cream? flavour ice-cream on the table and looked on in awe. **Background** I don?t think there?s too much to say here that you probably haven?t already heard!They are a German company that have been making ice-cream for a long time.They are often considered ?the greatest ice-cream makers ever!? **Packaging** The 500ml tub is decorated with the Haagan Dazs logo and pictures of ice-cream. There is the nutritional information on it too.The tub has a lid which when pulled off (usually comes of quite easily) reveals a plastic cover (with the Haagan Dazs logo of course!).This must be pulled off in order to get to the ice-cream.Although it seems quite basic and easy I have often struggled with this plastic covering!Sometimes its ok but sometimes it is extremely difficult to get off! **Taste** The ice-cream consists of a vanilla ice-cream (the cream part) which is bombarded with pieces of what appear to be oreo cookies!The smooth vanilla taste comes through superbly.the cookies are soft and chewy and have a wonderful chocolate taste.When these too are combined the taste is magnificent!When you taste this ice-cream you are taken to a different level and other ice-creams no longer seem as good! **Price** A 500ml tub costs about £3.25!this is extremely expensive when compared to other ice-creams!But it isn?t just any other ice-cream is it? **Ingredients and allergies** for ingredients just look on the side of the tub but what I would like to say here is that they contain a LOT of calories!They are lovely though! **Conclusion** This ice-cream is indeed exquisite and tastes amazing.I certainly recommend you give it a try!It may be pricey (and leave a hole in your pocket!) and it may contain a lot of calories but remember: ?Pain for pleasure!? By Rishi
Cookies and Cream... just thinking of the name makes my mouth start to water. I'll start by explaining my title... Just about the only time I ever eat Haagen Dazs ice-cream is when I go to the cinema, hence it is my cinema treat - and the flavour I'll opt for 9 times out of 10 is Cookies and Cream. The ice-cream is a luxury vanilla ice-cream with pieces of chocolate cookie crumbled into it. The pieces range from little crumbs to small pebble sized pieces. Haagen Dazs themselves describe this product as follows: "Finally there?s an ice cream to satisfy the milk-and-cookies kid in all of us. Pieces of your favorite chocolate cookies are dunked into delicious, creamy vanilla ice cream. It?s like coming home again" Cookies & Cream is available in two types of product, firstly there's the tub, and secondly the bar... the bar is definitely my favourite... I'll come on to that in a moment... THE TUB =========== You've probably seen Haagen Dazs tubs of ice-cream before... they range from little individual portion sized cups to flower pot sized tubs. The little cups are often available in larger supermarkets and in cinema's and video rental stores. Approximately the size of a yoghurt pot, the little cups come complete with their own mini spoon tucked away inside the lid. Generally these are priced at around £1.50, which although is expensive for the amount of ice-cream you get, is worth it if you enjoy a luxury ice-cream. The larger tubs are available in most supermarkets and prices tend to vary from around £2.99 - £4.50. THE BAR =========== The Cookies & Cream bar is like a sophisticated choc-ice on a stick! The Cookies & Cream ice-cream is surrounded by a generous helping of creamy milk chocolate containing little crunchy pieces of cookie. Haagen Dazs describe the Cookies & Cream bars as follows: Like a spring day with no homework, Häag en-Dazs® Cookies & Cream ice cream bars are a simple pleasure. First we make our scrumptious bars by blending crispy, crunchy chocolate cookie pieces into pure, fresh cream. Then we dip the bars into a pure milk chocolate and cookie crunch coating. It?s portable perfection. The ice cream bar comes individually wrapped in a smooth plastic wrapper, which is inside its own little box. The pure fact that you have to open up the box to take out the ice-cream makes is what adds a little bit of luxury to the moment rather than opening up the soggy paper wrapper of a value brand choc-ice! The wooden stick that the ice cream bar comes on is sturdy enough to take the weight of the ice cream and is positioned sufficiently deep into the ice cream to make sure that after your first bite it doesn't wobble off the stick and end up in your lap! Slightly pricier than the individual tubs of the same ice-cream, the ice-cream bar is generally priced at around £2.00. I have only ever seen these on sale at the cinema, though I expect some supermarkets may sell them. TO CONCLUDE =============== Haagen Dazs is a pricey ice-cream when compared to the many substitutes on offer, but equally it has a luxury taste that cannot be matched by mant competitors. The Cookies & Cream ice cream excels in treating your tastebuds to a refreshing vanilla ice-cream combined with rich chocolatey cookie pieces - this ice-cream is definitely a cinema treat!
I get into habits quite easily (meaning routines, not a nun’s getup) but can find some of them quite hard to break. The latest is that absolutely no trip to Blockbuster is complete without a tub of ice cream to bring home – I’ve been eating ice cream at cinemas for years of course, but this is something new. Despite my quite well know obsession with chocolate itself, I cannot stand ice cream that claims to resemble the brown stuff – for me it’s a case of the real thing or not at all – so this limits the choice slightly. Add this to the fact that I really don’t like nuts, fruit, or weird flavors, and there aren’t many tubs left to choose from. Still, Cookies and Cream is one of those that my palate does deem acceptable, and so it came to pass (you can tell it’s almost Christmas) that Saturday night after work, I found myself with a rapidly increasing wet patch between my legs, holding the just bought tub in my lap as we drove home. Häagen Dazs describe this flavour as “The smoothest, creamiest vanilla ice cream imaginable, with just a hint of naughtiness delivered by a dappling of dark cookie pieces.” I describe it as “yum” – it might lack details, but it’s concisely straight to the point. ** Ingredients ** Fresh cream skimmed milk sugar chocolate cookie pieces (5.5 % - see below) corn syrup raising agent egg yolk natural flavouring Now cream’s dairy, right? And so’s milk. And unless I got utterly confused in GCSE Biology, that somehow relates to calcium. Which we need to stop Osteoporosis. Which I have a slightly increased risk of (we’re talking 0.001%) due to dancing and implant hormones. Which basically means that to stay healthy, I should eat as much of this as possible, right? ** Cookie Search ** The cookie content is listed as 5.5% this sounds – erm low? High? I’m really not sure. There could be more but the suspense caused by the lower percentage adds to your eating pleasure (how poncy does that sound??) You get to the last few mouthfuls and you can’t be sure there’re any bits left – there could be some hiding under those creamy pale layers, but then again there might not. You dig in gingerly and, relief!, there are some pieces floating about. ** Health Info ** Unsuitable for those on gluten free diets, this pot is fine for vegetarians, although not for vegans. Per 100g Serving you get Energy Kcal - 262 Protein - 4.6g Carbohydrate - 22.6g Fat - 17 g 17% fat may sound a lot, but the way I see it, if we’re sharing then my eating partner gets all the 17g of fat, and I make do with the fat content of a diet coke from my spoonfuls. Was told the other day that it doesn’t work like that though – damn! ** The Taste Test ** Ah, the most important bit. Haagen Dazs is niiiiiice. Cookies and Cream is really niiiiiice. It’s hard to explain – I’m a programmer not a writer - but there is an ethereal mix of silky vanilla ice cream hiding small but perfectly formed chunks of soft sweet cookie. If you let a helping linger for a moment in your mouth you can feel the vanilla seeping from the ice cream (that sounds gross, but I meant it in a nice way) and the cookie chunks soften even further, until all too sudden it all disappears down into your tummy. It’s a sweet ice cream, but that still doesn’t stop you eating so much. I think it took us two sessions, so eating it in quarter tub helpings if we had the same amount each – I prefer to think I only had a fraction of that but then I always am in denial. ** Price ** 500ml tub = £3.99 at Blockbuster – that’s nearly 4 squid of my hard earned money, but it is worth it. Places like Tesco and Safeway often have BOGOF offers on, or at least BOGOHP (half price) so it's worth shopping around. Let’s see - £4 is nearly an hour’s wage at work, or 133 reads on this place. Nuff said really. Get clicking and feed my addiction :-)
"Häagen-Dazs Cookies & Cream ice cream blends all-natural chocolate cookie chunks into a rich, creamy vanilla ice cream. Soothing in its familiarity, Häagen-Dazs Cookies & Cream ice cream delivers plenty of cookie in every spoonful."