Wednesday, April 13, 2016

READER REVIEW: Timothy's Review of Haagen Dazs Brownies A La Mode

After a bad experience with another brands "brownie ice cream", I decided I needed to try for redemption. I'm a big fan of brownies, and obviously, ice cream. Those two combined are usually a good combo. I saw the new Haagen-Dazs destination series flavors recently, and decided to try out the Brownies a la Mode. This is described as "Like Chicago- the birthplace of the brownie- our brownies a la mode is rich with flavor. We combine our signature vanilla ice cream with rich fudge and decadent brownie pieces to bring this american original to life." I took it out to my car and dug in. Here is how it was.......

I removed the lid and noticed a lot of brownie fudge on the top of the pint. I immediately took a bite of that first and was not incredibly impressed. The "fudge" tasted more like chocolate syrup. It wasn't bad per say, but it wasn't what I was expecting either. Turns out that most of the "fudge" in this pint was all at the top. It wasn't too evenly distributed throughout the pint. I have said before that Haagen-Dazs vanilla is probably my favorite of all vanilla bases. This pint didn't let the vanilla shine though! It was too inundated with brownies and chocolate which kind of masked the great flavor of the vanilla. On a good note, the brownies in this pint were fantastic! They were nice and soft and chewy and fresh! The chocolate brownie flavor definitely was abundant and at the forefront of every bite. The texture was pretty good all the way down the pint. I just wish I could taste the vanilla base a little bit better. I finished the pint and thought it was good, but not great.

Overall, I would rate it a C. Good enough to eat again, but not good enough to buy again without trying out some other flavors first. It was a lot better than my last brownie pint from another manufacturer, but even then, nothing about it stood out as excellent.

Where Timothy Found It: Fry's
Timothy's Grade: C

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