Review: New Häagen-Dazs Black Cherry Amaretto Gelato & TAX DAY! FUN FUN FUN (Plus, Jackie R., WNBA, Hunger Games!)
Junk Food Nation, HAPPY TAX DAY! Get those returns in, fools! Lucky for me, I have family in the tax biz, so I got my check long ago…but for those of you who are stragglers, pull out those W-2s, brush off those receipts, and get number crunching! And for those of you interested in all those great FAST FOOD TAX DAY DEALS, head on over to GrubGrade, who is doing a great job cataloging all the discounts April 15 holds!
For you baseball fanatics, today is Jackie Robinson Day! I’ve yet to see 42, but I am going to. Today, in honor of Jackie R., every single baseball player will be wearing the number 42 in today’s games. Fun fact: the ONLY current player to wear the number 42 normally? Mariano Rivera.
Tonight is also the WNBA draft, for all those interested. Will Britney Griner be drafted by the Phoenix Mercury or the Dallas Mavericks?
And perhaps the biggest reason to be excited today – last night the new Hunger Games, Catching Fire, trailer was released! Yes, sometimes I am a 14-year old girl. Whatever – shut it, and watch:
SWEET. Anyways, onto the junk food.
So back when I first saw these new Häagen-Dazs Gelato flavors in the store, I thought there were only a few new flavors. Little did I know (and then later discovered after reading the Impulsive Buy and Brand Eating and the Ice Cream Informant) that there were SEVEN new flavors!!! Holy crap. That’s a lotta new flavors!
I’ve already reviewed the Sea Salt Caramel and Vanilla Bean on this blog before. And I’d seen the Stracciatella and Cappucino Gelatos in stores… and then, while at my local Safeway, I spotted two more!
New Häagen-Dazs Dark Chocolate Chip Gelato! Looked good I opted not to get it, since there’s only so many ways I can describe how chocolatey something is. Instead, I bought the one flavor, besides the still-unseen Limoncello, that I wanted to try: New Häagen-Dazs Black Cherry Amaretto Gelato! So let’s do this:
As mentioned, New Häagen-Dazs Black Cherry Amaretto Gelato is just one of the seven new Gelato flavors that Häagen-Dazs has. It’s the first time, I think, where I’ve seen amaretto in ice cream form. Amaretto sours are a favorite drink of old people like me. Amaretto, btw, is a sweet, almond-flavoured, Italian liqueur.
New Häagen-Dazs Black Cherry Amaretto Gelato is apparently loaded with cherry flavor. So, I guess if you don’t like cherries to begin with…don’t eat this ice cream. But, if you’re like me, and LOVE cherry pie and cherry things generally, this should excite you. “Your passport to Italy is just a spoonful away.” It is? Because I’m sure I can’t present this to TSA. Especially if it’s mostly eaten.
Let’s peel the top off of this New Häagen-Dazs Black Cherry Amaretto Gelato!
New Häagen-Dazs Black Cherry Amaretto Gelato has a pink/lavender sort of color, and you could see the cherries right from the start… in fact, this gelato had so many cherries, that when I dug in with my spoon even slightly…
…BLAMMO! TONS OF CHERRIES.
New Häagen-Dazs Black Cherry Amaretto Gelato was pretty good, IMO. The flavor of the gelato was nice and sweet, and had a clear amaretto liquor flavor…nice and almond-y…mixed with a creamy cherry flavor. The big chunks of cherry also produced a nice, tart, taste of cherry. The flavor profile, in a sense, was rather simple – creamy, cherry, almond/amaretto. It didn’t taste artificially constructed at all, and I enjoyed that lilt of boozy flavor in this gelato. Very good. Would definitely eat again.
There’s only one other review of this New Häagen-Dazs Black Cherry Amaretto Gelato out there, here – that eater didn’t care for the overly strong cherry and almond flavors. That’s exactly what I loved about this. If you like amaretto, you won’t be disappointed.
PURCHASED AT: Safeway
COST: $3.00 on sale
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