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Nov 3, 2011 09:06 PM

At last !!! Haagen-Dazs Cranberry Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream:

It is not that I don't appreciate the rum raisin, but I always hoped HD would make pumpkin ice cream.

When I saw it, I snagged it immediately ... at full price ... $4.69 ... ouch. But I had to have it now. Couldn't wait for a sale.

It's good. IMO, there is zero cranberry flavor which is fine with me. The dots of cranberry here and there give it a little color. It is lightly spiced letting the pumpkin flavor rule.

Now, if they'd only make eggnog. Maybe next year.

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  1. I really hope they keep the blueberry crumble and bananas foster, but I know that's wishful thinking.

    1. I finally found Ben & Jerry's Schweddy Balls last week and could not resist Clusterfluff this week.

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      1. re: Axlsgoddess

        I'm glad my local grocery store tends to run on the lazy side with stocking their ice cream freezer because I got seriously hooked on that Clusterfluff flavor. PB and caramel are two of my favorite sweet flavors so it was like B&J's found my kryptonite in ice cream form.

      2. Just tried the Haagen-Dazs Cranberry Pumpkin Spice ice cream myself this evening and enjoyed it very much. Paid $2.58 for it at Target (my new fav bargain grocery store). The pumpkin flavor was just right. I agree with rw, the cranberry was subtle but I did detect a slight sour note that offset the pumpkin spice. The cranberry swirl adds a bit of flair to the solid pumpkin color. H-D is the only commercial brand of ice cream I buy and this seasonal flavor was a nice surprise. I plan to sandwich the ice cream between two large gingersnap cookies and make a few holiday treats for my family.

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        1. re: HillJ

          That sounds wonderful. I love love love gingersnaps and pumpkin.

        2. I've always loved pumpkin ice cream but truly the H.D. takes it to a gastronomic level. I wasn't sure I'd like the cranberry mixed in, but it does cut the fattiness a bit---or at least that's what I tell myself to justify eating it.

          1. Hey rworange, have you had McConnell's Eggnog flavor ice cream?

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            1. re: Emme

              I love eggnog as well ... maybe HD will tackle that next year.

              No McConnell's in this area though.

              1. re: rworange

                Actually, I've seen a few flavors of McConnell's pints at Whole Foods in Berkeley in recent months, so I imagine it's in other local WF, as well. I don't know if they carry seasonal flavors, though.