May 7, 2008

Häagen-Dazs Extra Rich Light Caramel Cone Ice Cream

hdcaramel.jpgI’ve been a huge fan of Häagen-Dazs Extra Rich Light ice cream ever since it was introduced and have given good reviews to two flavors in the past. Caramel Cone, however, is probably the best one that I’ve eaten. I love anything caramel, so it’s no surprise that I loved this ice cream. It’s made with caramel ice cream with caramel swirls and chocolate-covered cone pieces. The flavors come together perfectly, and there is a good amount of cone pieces (although more wouldn’t hurt). The texture is so creamy and luscious that it’s hard to believe that it has half the fat of regular Häagen-Dazs ice cream. This leads to a question that every ice cream lover must ask themselves: With the huge improvements in light ice cream in recent years, is there really any reason (other than pure gluttony) to eat regular ice cream anymore? I don’t think there is, as long as there are products as good as Häagen-Dazs Extra Rich Light.

Phoood rating: Outstanding!

Posted by Jim on May 7, 2008

I want to try this... It sounds like what Ben & Jerry were trying to get to with their "Americone Dream." Friday night is my "Cheat Night," so I'll be looking for it!


Posted by: Ed at May 7, 2008 8:41 PM

this ice cream is the best..i love it...its my biggest weakness of all time and always will be...

Posted by: Aina at July 28, 2008 5:11 PM

haagen-dazs = amazing. period.

Posted by: Lorraine at November 15, 2008 8:58 PM

This is a personal favorite of mine. The caramel flavored ice cream is dreamy.

Posted by: Matthew at January 15, 2009 10:27 PM

I tried it today and in my honest opinion I have to say if you're trying to find a lower-fat/calorie replacement for your addiction to regular caramel cone, this probably isn't it. The texture change I was expecting (corn syrup rather than cream based ice creams tend to be "chewier" and less dense), but I was disappointed to find the ice cream was overly sweet and the caramel cone chunks didn't seem to stay crunchy in the new mix. I might have gotten a bad batch, but I have to say I'll probably stick to eating half as much as the real stuff for this flavor.

Posted by: Katie at February 10, 2009 9:12 PM

Too bad the Extra Rich Light Haagen Dazs line seems to be being phased out. I can't find ANY flavors on the shelf anymore!

Posted by: Mary at February 17, 2009 1:36 PM

I'll take Katie's word for just can't beat the taste, texture, flavor of the regular Caramel Cone. This said, I will, like her, continue to treat myself with half as much of the real stuff!! It is hard to stop once one tears into this flavor though but if you are going to splurge and treat yourself, may as well go full tilt boogie.

Posted by: Jan at July 11, 2009 3:42 PM
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