Review: Häagen-Dazs Limited Edition Peanut Butter Pie Ice Cream & Introducing THE NOSH SHOW!
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Today’s junk food: Häagen-Dazs Limited Edition Peanut Butter Pie Ice Cream!
First, let me say, when it comes to ice cream, I usually defer to my friends over at Crazy Food Dude, On Second Scoop, or Ice Cream Informant. They are the experts. But, I have been known to review ice cream myself from time to time, and especially Häagen-Dazs ice cream. And I love peanut butter! So when I saw this Häagen-Dazs Limited Edition Peanut Butter Pie Ice Cream, I had to make a move…
Häagen-Dazs, if you wanted to make me shudder with happiness with your Limited Edition Peanut Butter Pie Ice Cream, you’re doing well so far. I love Peanut Butter Pie, only because it’s always been the easiest way to get 3000 calories in me in one sitting.
This tub of Häagen-Dazs Limited Edition Peanut Butter Pie Ice Cream has over 1000 calories. Yep, that’s about right.
As soon as I opened up the tub of Häagen-Dazs Limited Edition Peanut Butter Pie Ice Cream, I could IMMEDIATELY smell peanut butter goodness. It ebbed from the container like a radiator of flavor. Really nice smell. Onto the taste!
This Häagen-Dazs Limited Edition Peanut Butter Pie Ice Cream was pretty awesome. Let’s break it down. The ice cream was smooth and tasted a LOT like frozen peanut butter, or rather, frozen peanut butter pie. LOTS of peanut-y flavor that was cut with a good deal of creaminess. Really tasty.
The ribbons of peanut butter were, at times, hard to carve out with the spoon, but they mixed well with the ice cream – nice huge splotches of peanut butter that were salty like a Reese’s. Overall, I felt like the peanut butter didn’t feel like a separate ingredient from the ice cream at all – it felt like a burst of saltiness here and there that made my mouth water.
The Oreo-like chocolate cookie bits in this Häagen-Dazs Limited Edition Peanut Butter Pie Ice Cream were sweet and chocolatey, very dark tasting. The almost bitter dark chocolate taste was a perfect contrast to the sweet ice cream and salty peanut butter.
Overall, the flavor was perfectly balanced, and didn’t feel like H-D was clubbing me over the head with any one taste. Like many others who have tried this, tasted exactly like how I’d imagine a frozen peanut butter pie to taste like. Simply, SPOT ON.
PURCHASED AT: Harris Teeter
COST: I will admit, I did NOT buy this on sale, and holy cow it was like $4.70-$5.00. YIKES.
Junk Food Guy