The Ultimate Challenge. Ben & Jerry's VS Haagen Dazs.
It's a serious showdown. Which icecream tastes better?
Is it Haagen Dazs... or Ben & Jerry's.
Some history before we begin.
Ben & Jerry's website says it all began "over 30 years ago with 2 guys creating otherworldly ice cream flavors." As for the 2 guys they are: Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield who grew up in Merrick, Long Island.
Haagen Dazz has a uber European name, however I was surprised to learn it started in the streets of the Bronx, New York. It's website says "Reuben Mattus, supported by his wife Rose, decided to form a new company dedicated to his ice cream vision and called his new brand Häagen-Dazs, to convey an aura of the old-world traditions and craftsmanship to which he remained dedicated.
Taste test time.
Cookies & Cream from Haagen Dazs VS Cherry Garcia from Ben & Jerry's. (Both are take home tubs)
|Cookies & Cream - Haagen Dazs|
|Cherry Garcia - Ben & Jerry's|
I have had the Ben & Jerry's cookies & cream before, and therefore I can say that the Ben & Jerry's version is definately creamer and has bigger chunks of cookies than Haagen Dazs. Haagen Dazs was rather more vanilla than cookies. Cherry Garcia from Ben & Jerry's was delicious. If you like Cherry-ripe chocolates then this is definately for you. Chunks of choc chip pieces & cherry jellies. The vanilla was creamer than Haagen Dazs.
Verdict: If you prefer your icecream creamy & sweet (like me), then I suggest you go for Ben & Jerry's. Haagen Dazs tends to be a bit light on in terms of flavour and lacks the same volume of chunky chocolate bits & pieces that Ben & Jerry offers.
That's all for now folks. Enjoy! :)