Ltd. Edition Häagen Daz Caramelized Pear & Toasted Pecan Ice Cream
- LindaWhit Sep 21, 2007 03:44 PM
Looks like this is the winner in their latest contest - I had wanted the ginger cashew crunch to win. :-) Has anyone tried the new flavor?
I just bought a pint and it is divine. The nice-sized chunks of pear playing off the pecans... mmmm. The whole time I'm eating it I'm thinking: "pears in ice cream!! why hasn't someone thought of this before??"
and SO much better than the sticky toffee pudding (which was the winner of the last one of these contests they did).
I posted on another thread about it after finding it at Whole Foods. I don't like it. Both the ice cream and the small (obviously canned) pears have a "tinny" taste to me. Toasted pecans are all but neglible. And I agree with Xericx - not a fresh fruit taste but like the syrup from the canned pears was added to the ice cream mixture before freezing.
I've eaten perhaps the top inch of the pint, and I'm not sure I'm going to eat the rest. I think I'll switch to the English Butter Toffee pint I bought. (And I still wish the Ginger Cashew Crunch had been the winner!)
I just had this...astounding. I totally love it. Although with some of their new novelty flavors I realize some of the appeal is the unusual flavor combinations. This appeal can wear thin after a while. If I still love this in 3 weeks, I will consider it officially amazing.
I still love the sesame coconut brittle and the pomegranate chocolate ones, they are really killer.