This is Häagen-Dazs’ second offering for autumn-winter 2013-2014 – it feels like a runway for snacks sometimes over here.
As can be expected of Häagen-Dazs, it’s really nice. It’s not too sweet, or too crazy, or too overwhelming.
It’s quite funny that I even like this, as it’s a running joke with my family that I used to detest pumpkin! Whenever we visited my mother’s family and someone had cooked some, I would always turn my nose up at it and refuse to let it anywhere near my mouth! Fast forward 10 years and I happily cook it myself. Actually, “cook” is probably not the most accurate word for the mess I make in the kitchen, but let’s not go there.
I’m really big on the colour of food, especially ice cream. Whenever I see ice cream that’s blue or blue-green, my stomach lurches and I go rather green around the gills. This means that I just can’t put things like Baskin Robbins Popping Shower in my mouth. I just can’t. Not unless I’m blindfolded. And mint/mint-choc chip? Don’t even go there. Aside from the fact that it tastes like toothpaste (sorry, I don’t mean to offend people who do like it – it’s just that I don’t understand. And muddying the waters even more is that fact that I adore mint chocolate!), the colour is just wrong. You might say, “Hey, but don’t you like green tea ice cream? That’s a pretty odd colour.” Yes, that observation is accurate, but it doesn’t have that blue tinge to it. The chances of me putting that in my mouth are nil, second only to rainbow cake. It looks lovely, really, but not for eating – for me anyway.
Oh dear, it looks like I hijacked my own post there! Sorry about that – back to the pumpkin ice cream. My long-winded point was that it might sound weird and gross to some, but it’s done so well, as most snacks are in Japan.
If you get the chance to try it out, please do!
Have a wonderful weekend!