Thursday, August 18, 2016

Haagen Dazs Vanilla Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Bars

[Discontinued] Sometimes it may take a month to find a new product, or a season, or even a year. And then there are the times when apparently you are three years late to the party. That's right, tonight's treat came out three years ago and I've managed to avoid buying it all this time.

Haagen Dazs Vanilla Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Bars
peanut butter swirls in creamy vanilla ice cream
dipped in rich milk chocolate & crunchy peanuts

Ok, that was pointless, I inhaled that bar without even trying. I wanted to savor it but I couldn't. It's not a bad bar, but it doesn't taste as you might expect. It's more of a mild raw peanut taste than a sweet peanut butter type flavor.

While the razor thin swirls are both plentiful and pretty, I'm not sure they add a ton of flavor. What you do taste is the peanuts in the shell. You taste peanut bits first, chocolate second, and then some white substance holding them together third (if you really notice it at all).

The shell is thick and requires some effort to break through. If you don't dig biting in to something rough, you don't want to try this bar. It's not as annoying as those silly magnum infinity bars, but this bar definitely isn't for everyone.

The ice cream inside is solid, but like I said, you don't really taste it over anything else. I know it's there, and my taste buds are cold now, but it's not some rich vanilla bean flavor tying everything together and being a full team player. The ice cream is there to deliver the shell. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it is something to keep in mind.

On Second Scoop: So the other two bars have been devoured (at separate times) and I'm not sure I have a lot to add at this point. The peanuts are definitely the defining characteristic of these bars. I'm so use to candy bar like flavors that it's weird to have something a bit more... straightlaced? These have been out for awhile, so what do you think of them?

Jan 2017 Update: apparently they are ending the run of this one

Verdict?  more raw peanut than candy bar
Buy Again?  iunno

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Alright Dubba I have some ice cream questions for you:

What is your favorite plain vanilla/chocolate brand?
Do you have fancy ice cream scoop?
Do you have fancy ice cream bowls or spoons?
Are you a cone or a bowl kinda guy?
Do you let your gelato/ice cream sit out first? If so for how long?
Favorite ice cream topping?
Favorite ice cream parlor/scoop store?