Several weeks back, Max wrote about the launch of Haagen Dazs' new Five ice cream. Last week, Slashfood was surprised by 14 pints of the new recipe. That's right, 14 (2 pints each of the seven new flavors). Needless to say, everyone got a bite.
All of the Five offerings are made with milk, cream, sugar, eggs and one of the following ingredients to create the seven single-note flavors:
- Brown Sugar
- Milk Chocolate
- Passion Fruit
- Vanilla Bean
|Mint Chocolate Chip||170 (17.6%)|
|Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough||115 (11.9%)|
Here's the verdict:
The brown sugar, chocolate and coffee flavors came out on top.
Some said brown sugar had notes of coffee, but really, is that such a terrible thing? The vanilla bean shocked this true chocolate fan. With specks of real vanilla bean throughout the container, this is easily my new favorite vanilla -- unbelievable creamy and decadent. When it comes to root-beer floats, I may only use this.
Ginger was also a favorite. Most responses noted that a single scoop of this ice cream would pair well with a peach cobbler in the heat of the summer.
As for the passion fruit and mint, they were so-so. It could be we were just blown away by the other flavors or maybe we were just ice-creamed out.
If you had a mint-chocolate chip craving and wanted to splurge on calories, I suggest going with your tried-and-true favorite. Either way, if you feel the need to splurge on a great container of ice cream, Five is the new way to go.