Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream
Dulce de Leche Caramel Minis

I said I bought four of the minis when I went to the store. Thursday night was the strawberry, but friday night I made my second choice be the dulce de leche caramel. Caramel is one of those flavors that can be truly great when you are in the mood, and thankfully, I was.

So here is the single serving that I happily pulled from the freezer. As I mentioned with the strawberry mini, there is a definite level of satisfaction of grabbing a spoon, grabbing whatever flavor floats your boat, and then heading for the PC or TV to relax with half of your saturated fat for the day ...ok, maybe that last part is a little weak.

I pulled the seal off my mini, observed the nice caramel swirl going through the ice cream, and then dug in. Again we are treated to typical haagen-dazs quality and a nice flavor, but I realize something. Yes, it's a nice caramel flavor, not to strong, not to mild, but it's missing something. I mentioned with the strawberry that the great creamy quality of the ice cream seems to have a cumulative effect, so much so that I wished I had something to break it up so as to maximize my enjoyment of my little half cup treat.

Well, the same thing happens here. It's a nice product, but I want something to break it up ...I want ...salt actually. That's when I remembered something. I had a flavor flashback to the Haagen-Dazs reserve flavor Fleur de Sel. Fleur de Sel is pretty much the best caramel flavor I've ever tried and it has set the bar very high. Dulce de Leche is good, but it just can't compete, for Fleur de Sel is truly complete (sorry, couldn't resist the rhyme).

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 container (103g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 270from Fat 140
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g25%
- Sat Fat 10g50%
- Trans Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 75mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 27g9%
- Dietary Fiber 0g0%
- Sugars 26g
Protein 5g

Vitamin A 10%Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 10%Iron 0%

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