After the painful experience with Five - Brown Sugar, I was looking forward to the Milk chocolate flavored ice cream to right the ship. Problem is, apparently the molasses wasn't the only problem with this ice cream. Not sure how or why, but the milk chocolate suffers a similar (though not as potent) dry/chalky texture that I discovered in the Brown sugar.
I can tell you right now I will not be buying any more Five flavors (unless someone gives me a fantastic recommendation on one of the other flavors). If you've ever messed around with cocoa, you know it can be very dry and chalky, well, that's what this ice cream reminds me of. I really thought Haagen-Dazs was going to break new ground with just five ingredients but instead we're presented with yet another unappealing product. I just can't think of an excuse to eat it ...though I do suddenly have the urge to try and make a milkshake with it, the added milk might wash away the dry texture.
I guess I'm surprised that at a high end company like Haagen-Dazs, the samplers didn't stand up and go "hey, ummmm, this doesn't work for me". Oh well.
Update: After writing this I couldn't resist and decided to make milkshakes for my wife and daughter. The milk does help (though it mellows the flavor). I'll probably burn up the rest of the Five ice cream this way.
Check out the rescoop of this flavor. My bad experience with Brown Sugar made me a bit too harsh of this one, though the second time around wasn't a complete winner either.
Nutrition: 102g: 220 / 110-7 / (1) / 6 (75mg cholesterol)