Haagan-Dazs Triple Chocolate Trio Ice Cream
layers crispy chocolate and white & milk chocolate ice creams
Now where is the chocolate layer? Ooo, I see little chocolate bits on the edges. --crunch-- yup, that's them! You can actually hear the thin chocolate layer break apart as you push your spoon into it. Very cool. Ohhh, I see a second layer too.
I dig in and proceed to enjoy over the next several minutes.
Obviously the Haagen-Dazs quality is here, it always is, but I'm debating how I feel about the overall flavor profile. Don't get me wrong, I like it, I do, but when you enter new territory like this, I think there is an adjustment period.
What I'm trying to adjust to (or question) is the flavor profile of this triple chocolate setup. In particular is the use of the white chocolate ice cream. Rather than getting a traditional chocolate flavoring infused with real chocolate layers, we instead diffuse the overall chocolate flavoring of this treat with the white chocolate ice cream. I guess I'm just not sure how it plays against the chocolate layers. Sometimes it feels like a distraction instead of a harmonization.
I'm talking in circles again, aren't I?
Look, this is a neat product, I won't argue that. This is some very fun ice cream tech on display and no one can take that away from H-D. At a bare minimum, you need to pick up at least one trio flavor and give it a shot. That said, we'll see how all four flavors earn my appreciation over time.
On Second Scoop: So they must have a special nozzle that squirts out the two ice creams and the chocolate all at the same time and then swirl that in to the faux pint container as they fill it. On this second sampling, I scooped along that swirl divide to get the Belgian chocolate to come out a little more and I think it helped. To clarify, this is a tasty ice cream and you will enjoy it to a good degree no matter what. The thing I was trying to bring up earlier is that I think I expected the actual chocolate to be more of a factor. When you eat a magnum bar, there's always that chocolatey coating on your tastebuds and part of me thought that same underlying chocolatey vibe might stick here but the chocolate just isn't thick enough for that. I hope all this makes sense. Go ahead and buy a pint to try it for yourself and then come on back to let us know what you think.
Verdict? a true chocolate swirl
Buy Again? yup