The Good: Great flavor, Quality ingredients
The Bad: More expensive than other ice creams, Not very healthy, Limited edition nature
The Basics: Haagen-Dazs Midnight Cookies & Cream Ice cream is a limited edition flavor that should be the essential chocolate flavor added to Haagen-Dazs's regular line.
I used to love limited edition flavors of ice cream. Limited Edition ice creams afford ice cream manufacturers the chance to play with flavors that may or may not last without committing to trying to keep it on the shelves. In other words, they frequently create a false sense of demand for their flavors because consumers know that the limited edition flavors will not last. I used to love limited edition flavors of ice cream . . . until I kept running into amazing ice cream flavors that were limited edition and I'd like to be able to try more than once! The Haagen-Dazs Limited Edition Midnight Cookies & Cream ice cream is one such flavor.
For anyone who loves chocolate flavor, Midnight Cookies & Cream - which is a chocolate ice cream with chocolate cookie pieces - might be one of the best flavors of ice cream. Unfortunately, it is not permanently available and it is comparatively expensive.
Haagen-Dazs Ice cream comes in a 14 oz. (almost) pint container. The Midnight Cookies & Cream Ice cream is a smooth ice cream packed with chunks of Midnight Cookies & Cream in it. Midnight Cookies & Cream has chunks of cookie pieces in every single bite.
At (locally) $5.99 a pint, the Haagen-Dazs Ice cream is an expensive frozen dairy dessert, though it is on par with other premium ice creams.
Ease Of Preparation
The Midnight Cookies & Cream Ice Cream is a simple ice cream with one major additive. As an ice cream, 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 Midnight Cookies & Cream Ice Cream!
Haagen-Dazs Midnight Cookies & Cream ice cream has a strong, chocolatey aroma to it. This ice cream becomes more aromatic as it nears its melting point and it is very inviting to anyone who loves dark chocolate.
In the mouth, the Midnight Cookies & Cream ice cream is dark and chocolatey. The chocolate flavor only takes on any sense of sweetness in the secondary flavor. The primary flavor is dry and powerfully cocoa-based. Almost every bite of this ice cream is dry and packed with chocolate cookie pieces that accent the less-sweet aspects of the chocolate ice cream in the Midnight Cookies & Cream ice cream. The chocolate flavor is powerful and real and distinct.
The dry chocolate flavor from the Midnight Cookies & Cream ice cream lingers on the tongue for about five minutes after one has finished consuming it.
The Haagen-Dazs Midnight Cookies & Cream Ice cream is a comparatively thick ice cream with a firm, obvious additive. The 14 oz. container represents three and a half half-cup servings. In the half-cup serving, there are 290 calories, 150 of which are from fat. The seventeen grams of fat represent 26% of the RDA of fat, with 55% of one’s RDA of saturated fat coming in the 11 grams of saturated fat in this ice cream. One serving has 75 mg of cholesterol (that’s 25% of the RDA!) and 110 mg of Sodium (5% RDA). The only other real nutrients are five grams of protein, 10% of the RDA of Calcium and Vitamin A and 8% RDA of Iron in the Midnight Cookies & Cream Ice cream.
Haagen-Dazs has decent ingredients. Made primarily of Cream, skim milk and sugar, Midnight Cookies & Cream ice cream is all natural! There is nothing unpronounceable in the ingredients list. The Midnight Cookies & Cream Haagen-Dazs is not marked as gluten free or Kosher. There are allergy warnings on the package for milk, wheat, soy and egg ingredients, so it is very much not Vegan compliant.
Haagen-Dazs Ice cream is both a frozen and a dairy 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 Midnight Cookies & Cream Ice cream is a very dark brown ice cream and it will stain if it melts on light clothing; consult a fabric guide to get chocolate ice creams like this out of your specific fabric. On nonporous surfaces, the ice cream wipes off exceptionally easily.
The Haagen-Dazs Midnight Cookies & Cream Ice cream is a good dessert, but for the price, I would have hoped both flavors would be equally vibrant.
For other Haagen-Dazs reviews, be sure to visit my reviews of:
Dark Chocolate Chip Gelato
Blueberry Crumble Gelato
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