Tuesday, November 14, 2006

DFSBP nod # 4

more food--deal with it.

i bought some "groceries" the other day, which for me consists of granola, vanilla Silk soymilk, saltines and maybe peanut butter, and i was going to forgo the usual Ben and Jerry's pint out of a slight pang of healthfulness. i had already paid, but then i made the mistake of looking into the freezer beneath me. immediately i saw it: Haagen-Dazs Sticky Toffee Pudding ice cream. and limited edition no less.

i rationalized the purchase by saying that since it was limited, i may never have another chance to try the flavor. and then i promptly went home and consumed half the pint. this shit is DELECTABLE, like even better than you'd think. vanilla base, some toffee swirl action and then the kicker, which is (are?) moist chunks of cake--yeah, cake. which adds the most awesome spongy texture. you probably don't need me to spell this out, but this is like eating cake and ice cream, a time-tested combo if there ever was one.

this flavor took me back to a long-discontinued Ben and Jerry's frozen yogurt flavor called Gooey Gooey Cake, which was built on a similar concept. putting chunks of anything in ice cream rules, but cake may be the best add-in of all.

another thing this flavor made me realize is that Haagen-Dazs is straight better than Ben and Jerry's. it's far, far creamier and richer. Ben and Jerry's is somewhat vulgar and indelicate, whereas Haagen is supple and luxurious. maybe i'm simply buying into the respective package designs, but my taste buds have not been known to deceive me. anyway, trust me, sweets people: Sticky. Toffee. Pudding.

[note: this flavor was devised by a civilian who won a Haagen-Dazs design-a-flavor contest. her name is Judiaann, and get this, she is from Brooklyn! hellz yeah. and btw, flavor is officially only available till January, so get to it.]

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