[New for 2014] Wow oh wow oh wow did I just have an awesome treat! Haagen-Dazs just announced three new gelato bars two weeks ago, (tiramisu, strawberry, and the one below) and I was a afraid that this might be a gimmick to battle Talenti (and Magnum), but all my fears are gone now. This was love at first bite.
Haagen-Dazs Vanilla Caramel Pizzelle Italian Style Frozen Dessert Bars
Golden caramel ribbons in creamy vanilla gelato,
enrobed in rich milk chocolate and pizzelle cookie pieces
The wonderful aroma of quality milk chocolate hit my nose just before I dove in for the first bite and it was perfect. The chocolate is the right flavor and the right thickness to compliment all the other ingredients. There is such a well thought out balance here. I knew this would be a quality product, but the way it comes together is exceptional.
Unlike the foolish hard cocoa nibs in the 2014 Magnum treats, these pizzelle pieces are perfect. Don't let their size fool you. They crunch effortlessly and you savor each and every bite you take. Their wonderful sugary sweetness is perfectly amplified by the wonderful caramel swirl inside.
I can't stress enough how perfect each bite has been for me. I know I eat quick, but every bite seemed loaded with chocolate, caramel, pizzelle, and gelato. I'm using all of my self control right now to NOT have another one. I'm just dumbfounded how good this bar was. If you see these, please buy them immediately. Sharing is encouraged but not required.
Note: Nick wanted to point out that for April fool's he came up with a B&J gelato that had a caramelized swirl and pizzelle pieces. Coincidence? Probably, but still...
On Second Scoop: Did I over hype this one? Taking one bite, I think "nope, this one is awesome". Give it a try and let me know what you think.
Verdict? Treat of the year