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Correction: Haagen-Dazs is not being discontinued in Canada

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3 tubs for $10 at Loblaws.

Here's the response from Nestle:

"Thank you for contacting us recently about Häagen-Dazs. We value your feedback and appreciate the time you took to share your comments with us.

We are sorry to inform you that Häagen-Dazs is no longer available. Due to sales volume of this product, we made the decision to discontinue manufacturing it. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, and will forward your comments to our Marketing department.

We appreciate your loyalty to our products and encourage you to try another product from Nestlé's family of fine foods."

So sad. I am going to go drown my sorrows in a tub of caramel cone explosion now.

*sniff*

Jennifer

  1. As long as they don't take Ben and Jerry's away from us too...

    Not surprised it couldn't sell here given how they priced themselves out of the market. Why is it that the sale price for HD in Canada is higher than the REGULAR price for it in the U.S.? It should be $3 regular price, not 3 for $10 on sale!

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    1. re: TexSquared

      I don't know how you can be so calm about this Tex...

      ;-)

    2. IMO, the quality of Häagen-Dazs had declined over the last few years. The odd flavour was quite good, but many of their full-of-stuff flavours had weird textures and odd tastes within them that I personally didn't enjoy. I'd stopped buying it, so you can blame me for the line being discontinued. It's possible, also, that the freezers in my local Dominion (now Metro) were malfunctioning and causing the product to develop crystals and a "fridgy" taste, which was certainly offputting. Either way, I am not going to miss it all that much. Sorry for your pain, though.

      1. Meh...not a huge loss - - between my trips to Kawartha Dairy (best ice cream ever!) and our $5 tubs of Gelato Fresco, I am set!

        1. Does anyone know of a good local alternative to the Mayan chocolate flavour? I think that's the only one I'll miss.

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          1. re: Manybears

            You might want to try some of Gelato Fresco's chocolate flavours (Devil's Chocolate, Lindt Milk Chocolate, OBF Chocolate, Toscano Black Chocolate). They have some special editions and custom flavours at their retail outlet that are not available in store.

            http://www.gelatofresco.com

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            Gelato Fresco
            60 Tycos Dr, Toronto, ON M6B, CA

            1. re: Manybears

              Il Gelatiere has a chocolate and chile flavour (can't think of the Italian name) that is probably close to what you're looking for.

            2. naw, there's no way they're discontinuing the entire line. they may be referring to a specific flavour, that's all. false alarm for sure.

              HD cookie sandwiches all day, son!

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              1. re: shallah raekwon

                Sorry to be the bearer of bad news... now confirmed by Sobeys and Loblaws... most flavours all but cleaned out by the time I got there today.

                Sobeys at Main and Danforth had some good flavours left.... but not at the 3 for $10 Loblaws is offering. On sale for $5.99 per tub.

                Apparently the products weren't selling. Should we start an online petition?? Hmmm...

                The stuff is still available in the US by the way. Another reason to go to Buffalo. Maybe the only reason?!