The Good: Good flavor, Great ingredients
The Bad: While there is nothing bad in it, it is not bursting with nutritional benefits, either!
The Basics: Better than ice cream?! Haagen-Dazs Orchard Peach Sorbet might well be one of the few frozen desserts that can make that argument.
Years ago, I was married to a Vegan. It was pretty hellish for me . . . especially when it came to eating! When my local grocery store blew out a bunch of Haagen-Dazs and Ben & Jerry’s frozen desserts , one of the ones I picked up cheap was Haagen-Dazs Orchard Peach Sorbet. As I started consuming the pint of Haagen-Dazs Orchard Peach Sorbet, I realized that it was the first time since my divorce that I had any sorbet! Sorbet was a staple around my house during my first marriage because as a non-dairy frozen dessert, sorbet is Vegan-compliant. The Haagen-Dazs Orchard Peach Sorbet is almost good-enough to convert an ice cream-lover like me to convert!
The Haagen-Dazs Orchard Peach Sorbet is a flavorful fruity dessert that essentially is like a frozen juice instead of a creamy dessert like ice cream. Even competing against more complicated Haagen-Dazs products, this is one of the best Haagen-Dazs frozen products!
Haagen-Dazs Sorbet comes in a 14 oz. (almost) pint container. The Orchard Peach Sorbet is a smooth Sorbet without any additives. Orchard Peach is entirely smooth without any chunks of fruit, rind, or additives like a pie crust. This Sorbet is a single, solid flavor.
At (locally) $5.99 a pint, the Haagen-Dazs Sorbet is an expensive frozen dessert, though it is certainly on par with other sorbets. That I found it on clearance for $2.99 was the primary reason I bought the pint of Sorbet!
Ease Of Preparation
The Orchard Peach Sorbet is a simple Sorbet with no additives. As a Sorbet, preparation is ridiculously simple: one need only open the top of the container, remove the safety seal from the top, scoop out a half cup and consume! There is no trick to preparing or eating the Orchard Peach Sorbet!
Haagen-Dazs Orchard Peach Sorbet has almost no aroma to it. As a sorbet, the sorbet has virtually no scent emitted from it.
Despite the almost absent aroma, the Orchard Peach Sorbet tastes potently like peaches. The smooth, icy sorbet is very sweet and perfectly fruity, embodying peaches entirely accurately. In fact, the strength of the Orchard Peach flavor is so great that this sorbet tastes like a liquefied, frozen peach without any other flavors or distractions to the pallet. Not at all creamy like an ice cream, the Orchard Peach Sorbet is like a frozen, sugary, juice.
This Sorbet has a very sweet aftertaste, but that flavor only remains on the tongue for about two minutes after one completes eating it.
The Haagen-Dazs Orchard Peach Sorbet is a thoroughly light Sorbet, with no additives. The 14 oz. container represents three and a half half-cup servings. In the half-cup serving, there are 130 calories, none of which are from fat. One serving is also cholesterol and Sodium free. The only real nutrients this sorbet has are 4% of the RDA of Vitamin A and 6% RDA of Vitamin C in the Orchard Peach Sorbet.
Haagen-Dazs Sorbets have decent ingredients! Made primarily of water, peach puree, and sugar, Orchard Peach Sorbet is entirely natural! There is nothing unpronounceable in the ingredients list. The Orchard Peach Haagen-Dazs Sorbet is not marked as either Kosher or gluten free, though it seems like it would be both. There are no allergy warnings on the package. Despite not being marked as such, there is nothing in the ingredients that would not make it Vegan compliant.
Haagen-Dazs Sorbet is a frozen dessert product, so it is pretty obvious that it must be kept frozen in order to remain viable. Kept frozen it remains fresh for months.
The Orchard Peach Sorbet is fairly light orange in color and is not likely to stain. Should the Sorbet melt and get onto fabrics, it will require one to wash it right out. On nonporous surfaces, the Sorbet wipes off exceptionally easily.
Haagen-Dazs Orchard Peach Sorbet is sweet, fruity and all-around delightful, making it easy to recommend and well worth trying. It’s arguably the only sorbet I find myself wanting to stock up on!
For other Haagen-Dazs products, be sure to visit my reviews of:
Peanut Butter Pie Limited Edition Ice Cream
Coconut Macaroon ice cream
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