Haagen-Dazs Cappuccino Gelato
I really like the design of these faux-pints. Like their violet colored limited edition pints, there’s just a feel of sophistication as well as simplicity. So what exactly is this flavor made up of? Well Haagen-Dazs describes it as “bold and complex, our cappuccino gelato beautifully blends cappuccino and sweet cream gelato.” Wait, shouldn’t it be coffee gelato blended with sweet cream gelato in turn creating a cappuccino gelato? If not, then shouldn’t the name be cappuccino sweet cream gelato? This is actually really bugging me. I know it’s just a description but I'd prefer it to actually make some sense. Okay well that filled my rant quota for the week, let's move on to the actual product shall we?
Mixing the two together doesn’t help out the situation and possibly makes it worse. The coffee flavor becomes even tamer and just plain boring. That aftertaste lessens but it’s still noticeable. While I could eat spoonful after spoonful of G.S. or Ciao Bella, I can’t do that with this one.
Now let’s talk about the consistency. Haagen-Dazs calling this product gelato is a stretch. To be honest, this just reminds me of a smoother version of their normal ice cream, much like the retired 5 line. While I prefer this texture to their normal stuff, this isn’t authentic gelato like they want you to believe.
Verdict? Very lackluster
Buy Again? Nope