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Haagen-Dazs Non-Dairy Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Bar Review

While the Vegan Festival did happen this year, I didn’t think it was safe enough to attend, even though they had pretty good regulations in place to keep everyone safe. Although I absolutely loved the previous festivals, I’m not going to jump the gun just because I want to have fun.

So, with that in mind, I’m bringing you another ice cream review, instead.

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I actually first tried Haagen Dazs vegan ice cream at one of the festivals, so I thought it fitting that I reviewed their product in place of the festival review.

These ice cream bars are very tasty. It had that dark chocolate that makes you thirsty as a coating, encasing the peanut butter ice cream, on a stick. The bar is similar to what I remember Reece’s cups tasting like (though I haven’t had those in over 7 years, so maybe not the best authority on their taste. That said, it was chocolate and peanut butter, which is a great combo regardless of how close it tastes to a sugary snack.

Another cool thing about the Haagen Dazs ice cream, is that it is actually peanut butter ice cream, not almond, soy, or nut-based. They straight up turned peanut butter into ice cream, and used that. I think that’s part of why it tastes so good, because they didn’t make (for example) almond ice cream, and then blend peanut butter with it, it’s just peanut butter.

There were streaks/swirls of what looked like chocolate in the bar. I don’t know exactly what the swirls were made out of, but am assuming it was chocolate fudge, as the name suggests. I don’t know if I’d say it was a ‘fudge-y’ flavour, but it definitely added to the overall taste of the bar. Even the wooden stick the bar is on tastes pretty good!

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(Don’t mind the Supernatural pyjama background)

There was also a lattice pattern of drizzled chocolate over the coating, which made the bar feel very fancy. The box they come in is also a fancy looking green and gold, which really makes it feel like you’re buying a premium ice cream.

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Speaking of the box, only 3 bars come in one, which… well, I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: it sucks! Why do they make vegan food in such small quantities? Also, judging by the size of the box, you could fit at least one more in there. They wouldn’t even have to change production or make updated boxes! Four at least would be better, especially for the price. One box is $5.98 at Walmart, and while that’s pretty on par with the other vegan ice creams, if given the choice between a tub and 3 bars, economically, it just makes sense to buy the tub. You get more ice cream for almost the same price.

All in all, these bars make you feel pretty fancy/posh when you eat them (or maybe that’s just me?), and they are pretty tasty. If you haven’t tried them yet, I definitely recommend you add them to your summer shopping list. (At least once)


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Ben and Jerry’s Netflix and Chill’d Non-Dairy Ice Cream Review

I was so happy and excited the first time I tried this flavour, that I thought it tasted similar to a marshmallow. While that actually isn’t the case, this is still one of my favourite flavours from Ben and Jerry’s. I’m so glad that they’ve continued to release new non-dairy flavours! (And, if you guys are taking suggestions, a Rocky Road pint would be awesome!)

*picture of pint*

This Netflix and Chill’d flavour has peanut butter ice cream, with sweet and salty pretzel swirls and fudge brownies. And honestly, with a description like that, how could anybody not like this flavour?

The base peanut butter ice cream is pretty good. It tastes like what I imagine Reece ice cream does. I will say though, that because there are so many other flavours going on with this ice cream, the peanut butter taste can get lost. For example, if you’re eating it and watching TV, it’s easy to forget/not taste that the peanut butter ice cream is peanut butter. At one point I had to re-read the pint because for a moment I thought it was vanilla, or some other ‘basic’ flavour.

The fudge brownie pieces are very good as well. They’re chocolate-y and cake-y, which is never not a plus when we’re talking about ice cream. Whoever was the first person to think ‘hey, y’know what would taste good in ice cream? Brownie pieces’ was a genius.

The only thing that I would say disappointed me about this flavour (other than the fact that the pint is still super small!), is the fact that the pretzel ‘swirls’ are like, little tiny pieces of pretzel – like the dust/crumbs at the end of a bag – and not actual pieces of pretzels. I think this flavour would be a better experience if there were actual chunks/pieces of pretzel in it. Need a little salty crunch to balance out all the other soft sweetness.

All in all, this is one of my favourite ice cream flavours, and I highly recommend you try it for yourself. Just make sure not to eat the whole pint at once (even though you’ll want to).


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Ben and Jerry’s PB and Cookies Ice-cream Review

Alright, now that it’s summer, I figured it’s time to start getting into some summer-y products. First up, this amazing ice-cream.

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This is one of those products I love a lot and it’s hard to tell if I love it just because it’s amazing, or because (of my allergies) I had to go years without it. (Or eating sh*tty versions) This ice-cream though is like heaven in your mouth, I swear. If you haven’t tried it yet, what are you even doing with your life?

If you’ve ever seen my Instagram page, you know how much I love this stuff. I buy it more then I probably should. It’s amazing.

It’s got peanut butter, and cookie bits in it. What’s not to love? It’s also versatile. While I often just eat it straight out of the tub with a spoon, it’s also great for banana splits, in a cone, this thing:

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And pretty much anything else you’d need/want ice-cream for.

The only downside to this ice-cream is that it’s so rich you can’t eat the whole tub. (… Well, you can but you won’t feel so hot after) It’s the perfect example of how too much of a good thing can go bad. You’ll love every second of it, until about an hour after you’ve polished off the tub, then, well, you might regret it a little. (But you’ll probably do it again anyway).

There’s not too much else to say about this ice-cream, it’s smooth and crunchy, and hits the spot after a long day in the heat. Or, after any day, really. Also, if you’re still not convinced, just look at it:

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How could you look at that and think, ‘nah’.

I’d also like to take a moment to thank the Ice Cream Gods that Ben and Jerry’s decided to make some vegan ice-cream. I’m one very happy consumer knowing this product exists.

It’s hands down the best ice-cream I’ve ever had. So, y’know… go try it for yourself.


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