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One tub never gave so much pleasure


Full of quality, vibrant flavour, tasty as heck, different taste each time, not so much as to distract from the quality

Over - priced, or certainly more expensive than other brands

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Whilst I consider healthy eating and dieting an important part of everyday life, as I demonstrated by writing my last opinion on Ciao, there are certain things that are always going to take priority over good health and a fit body. Haagen-Dazs is one of them. It may be one of the even most fattening and unhealthy products available to buy on the market, but the amount of pleasure, albeit Hedonistic, that a person can receive from even one mouthful of the stuff surpasses two whole weeks of intense dieting and restricting yourself to two or three lettuce leaves per day.

Cookies and Cream is one of the most astounding of them all. A unique blend of some of the most pure and delicious vanilla ice-cream and Oreo-style biscuits (dark and crunchy biscuits with cream inside, like Bourbon Creams, but only with a stronger taste) combine to make the flavour that the American public have loved for so many decades. The cookies come both whole and mashed up with the bulk of the ice-cream, and interjected randomly, so as to create a different sensation everytime.

But of course, you always end up eating more than you expected to, and I confess to having even eaten an entire tub in one sitting before now (I'm not proud of myself)! As a word of warning, the fat and calorie content of the milky goodness that is Cookies and Cream is off the records, so you must really watch how much you eat of it.

The ice-cream, as with all the Haagen-Dazs ice-creams, comes in both 125 ml and 500 ml tubs, and is available at the R R P of £1.25 and £3.99 respectively. This may seem pricey, maybe even extortionate, as you have to consider that you can only get a maximum of 4-5 servings out of a £3.99 tub, but it ensures that the quality of the ice-cream stays at its highest, as you find with top quality perfumes and cars - you can always be sure of the Haagen-Dazs name. It also makes sure that you don't buy it so much as to become obese!

The other rival to Haagen-Dazs is Ben and Jerry's, the American brand of ice cream luxury, which are becoming ever more popular universally. Although Ben and Jerry's ice-cream have a much wider range of flavours (for example, there's one with chocolate fish, marshmallow, chocolate and white chocolate chunks and toffee pieces in it, as well as the actual ice-cream!), the actual quality of the produce I find to be slightly worse. As well as this, too many flavours can hinder the actual enjoyment of the product, something that Cookies and Cream doesn't amount to.

If you've never had the full self-indulgent pleasure that comes from eating Cookies and Cream, or even a Haagen-Dazs ice-cream before, then I thoroughly recommend that you think about buying some, especially since it's Buy One get One Free in a few major supermarkets dotted around. It's best for sharing amongst a small group of family members or friends, although you might discover that it's far too tasty to share and end up offering them a last-minute alternative, such as raspberry jelly in the shape of a one-eyed hedgehog.
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KarmababyUK 02.03.2002 22:40

I am a total fan of haagen daz as u will c from my op on the stuff. i sooooo agree with its addictive quality!also ben and jerrys isnt my bag like u comment too many flavours ruin the taste!and their chocky pieces are poo!Louisa:)

KarenUK 09.01.2002 20:44

I had a tub of this one at the cinema & loved it. I think H-D is much better than B&J's.

modernity 06.01.2002 01:46

I got one at Safeway recently for £ it definately pays to shop around for that magic HD moment.

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