Ok, this probably counts as housecleaning #6. You may not believe this, but the selection of ice cream in the house at the moment is downright unbearable. The only thing I have right now is high octane stuff and a rogue container of turkey hill (which i will try to get up in the next few days). I knew my daughter could use some ice cream to wrap up her day, but I didn't want to go too chocolaty, so I went digging, and look what I found!
just kidding. You want to know how a past "best by" ice cream tastes don't you? Well, the waffle cone bits have lost some of their crunch, and I do get a sense that the ice cream has been sitting a long time, but even with those two factors bringing it down, this ice cream is still simply amazing. The way the caramel comes across versus the chocolate waffle cone bits in literally every bite is just fantastic. H-D makes such a great caramel base that's rich and real, not artificial or overpowering. Sometimes you actually get 2 or 3 cones bits in a scoop, it's crazy! Can you tell I really like this ice cream? I need more adjectives!
Such a wonderful treat, what could ever possibly go wrong? Oh wait, this is Haagen-Dazs and the whole family is about to pay for our dinner time dessert. A single half cup serving clocks in at 31% of your total fat, a whopping 65% of your saturated fat, and don't forget 28% of your cholesterol!!! Whoa, wait, apparently this flavor has been tweaked since I bought it back in (iunno, spring?). It's now 29% total fat and 51% saturated fat. Still crazy, but at least a little less crazy. It's a shame this flavor is so unhealthy because boy am I impressed right now. Definitely a family consensus that this flavor is top notch. Nice job H-D.
Here is the Competition:
New Favorite? H-D Caramel Cone
Top Notch: Americone Dream
Pleasant Surprise: Edy's Caramel Cone Crunch
Close Third: Breyers Waffle Cone OVERLOAD!
Respectable Stuff: Brigham's Just Jimmies
Nothing Special: Edy's Nestle Drumstick & Walgreens Waffle Cone