These Häagen-Dazs ice cream bars are perfect for a treat.
In my sailing days we had a theory that in any given season there is a certain amount of wind. The problem is that it seems to either all come at once, or not at all which is frustrating when you want that happy medium and an enjoyable day on the water.
I think that the same theory can also be applied to the summer, it is either far too hot (worse if you live in the city), or miserable. We’ve had several bouts of unbearably hot weather with not much to speak of in between – I’d rather the summer was more evenly spread out.
In London we are having a last blast of summer, with hot sunny days, but mercifully cooler nights than we had in the heat of July, and I am making the most of the sunshine to work on my flip flop tan line and to spend as much time out of doors as I can.
My recent treat du jour to cool down with are the new Häagen-Dazs ice cream bars, available in Salted Caramel, Vanilla Caramel Almond and White Chocolate Almond – it is all too easy to grab one from the freezer to enjoy when I go for my walk.
My favourite has been the Vanilla Caramel Almond, rich soft vanilla ice cream, with two thick layers of caramel running through it, all covered with chocolate and crunchy almonds.
The salted caramel contains pieces of salt caramel brittle, in a salt caramel ice cream with an additional swirl of salt caramel. Again it is all wrapped up in thick chocolate.
Lastly, but by no means least, was white chocolate an almond, vanilla ice cream containing crunchy caramelised almonds. Delicious.
Of course we did not quite eat three each in one sitting, but the temptation was certainly there.
Unlike some other brands Häagen-Dazs’s ice cream is made with cream and other quality ingredients, and always tastes great. We like that they come wrapped and in a box so they are less easily damaged like some competing products.
Go and get one now and sit outside and eat it, enjoying the last days of summer, you will thank me.
The stick bars from Häagen-Dazs are available in convenience stores, Tesco Express and the Co-op with a RRP of £2.29
Which of the new flavours would you try first?
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