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Ben & Jerry vs Haagan Daaz?

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Ben & Jerry vs Haagan Daaz?

Just an FYI, Walmart has B&J's for $3.97 this week. I never tried it before because it seems so expensive so I always indulge on a sure thing and buy HD. I'm eating the Chunky Monkey which is Banana ice cream with walnut and chunks of chocolate. Honestly, it isn't that great. I prefer the taste of HD over this.
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I don't eat ice cream enough to justify an ice cream maker that expensive.


WOw, that Chunky monkey wasn't that good. I rather have the coffee or strawberry HD ones. Those are my new favourites.
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Sounds like we're only comparing the 500ml containers, not the ice cream on a stick.
I prefer the HD or Magnum bars on a stick.
(Magnum replaced B&J on a stick here in Canada)

You know what's not bad? The "Premium" Chapman bars on a stick.

Back to the 500ml size. (or 444 ml, where applicable) I love cherry, and can't find an HD cherry anything, so B&J wins!! (for me!)
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playnicee1 wrote: Sounds like we're only comparing the 500ml containers, not the ice cream on a stick.
I prefer the HD or Magnum bars on a stick.
(Magnum replaced B&J on a stick here in Canada)

You know what's not bad? The "Premium" Chapman bars on a stick.

Back to the 500ml size. (or 444 ml, where applicable) I love cherry, and can't find an HD cherry anything, so B&J wins!! (for me!)
I almost never buy ice cream on a stick. To be honest, a 500ml is a personal size portion lol.

I sometimes eat half a tub and store it away though. Actually, I have a weakness for the Fudgiscles. It's about the only ice cream on a stick variety I buy but even that is pretty rare. Just grew up eating that stuff from the 'corner store' so it's once in a blue moon treat to nostalgia city for me.
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trucanuck wrote: Ice cream on a stick is garbage... magnum etc are all trash... not even sure if its real ice cream.

HD is much better quality than B&J.... the less ingredients the better (ice cream must be made with real cream, not skim milk + additives):
http://www.seriouseats.com/2007/07/haag ... errys.html
It's real ice cream, but the twist is that they get creative in using less and less of it by introducing newer product. (ie "Now with more caramel" or "now more almond")
They're extra careful to use ingredients that are cheaper than real ice cream, but still a good product or great quality.
(ie still using almonds, not peanuts to weigh the product down)

Another thing to note is that 5 or so years ago HD on a stick used to be 108 ml. It's been 88ml for a while now while the "other guys" are all still maintaining 110ml.

It does surprise me that no store brand (as far as I know) has made any effort to try using plain old peanuts instead of almonds to simulate the HD (on a stick) quality...
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thelefteyeguy wrote: BJ Cherry Garcia
I agree with you 100%, but I'm still upset they discontinued the one on a stick!
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uber_shnitz wrote: Neither. Kem CoBa ftw.
Isn't that a korean frozen yogurt place that's only in MTL?
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DougO wrote: Best is make your own. I just wish I could afford this:
I mean... it's not even in the same league, but if I'm going to spend a grand on an ice cream machine, I'd rather spend $8k on a used Carpigiani.
Supercooled wrote: Just an FYI, Walmart has B&J's for $3.97 this week. I never tried it before because it seems so expensive so I always indulge on a sure thing and buy HD. I'm eating the Chunky Monkey which is Banana ice cream with walnut and chunks of chocolate. Honestly, it isn't that great. I prefer the taste of HD over this.
Wow damn... that's $8/L which is acceptable at least in Canada.
I can't produce ice cream for less than $5/L.

Screw you dairy cartel.
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HD/ PC Black label>>>>>>>chemical filled garbage
Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best.
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ShoNuff2 wrote: HD/ PC Black label>>>>>>>chemical filled garbage
The shorter the ingredient list, the better.
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death_hawk wrote: I mean... it's not even in the same league, but if I'm going to spend a grand on an ice cream machine, I'd rather spend $8k on a used Carpigiani.



Wow damn... that's $8/L which is acceptable at least in Canada.
I can't produce ice cream for less than $5/L.

Screw you dairy cartel.
Looked up that name (I had never heard of it before). Ooh! I want one if their soft ice cream makers...
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Haagen Dasz Gelato is the BEST.

Limoncello, Strachiatella, Sea Salt Caramel, Black Cherry Amaretto. All great flavours without a million ingredients.
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Quality-wise 0 can touch HD: they have extremely strict guidelines on how their product is shipped so that it won't be spoiled in any way. BJ does have better flavor selection though.
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Just a reminder HD is with Nestle. If you can't find the brown HD freezer, look for the blue Nestle freezer and see if there's any HD there.

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