Haagen-Dazs Vegetable Ice Cream


For those of you who are not meeting your daily recommended servings of vegetables, you can now have your vegetable for dessert. The Haagen-Dazs SpoonVege comes in two flavors, Carrot and Orange or Tomato and Cherry. I tried it with two friends so we could all share our thoughts. The Carrot and Orange reminded us of a Creamsicle®, fruity and creamy and shared that same orange color. It was good but not great. Same with the Tomato and Cherry. One friend said later in an e-mail that she thought it didn’t work out as it was cream based. I agree. Both of these could have been interesting had they been created in a sorbet style. We threw these away after we all took a spoonful. My recommendation? Buy one and see if you like it. If you do, go ahead and try the other. Better yet, stick with what they do well, flavors like Melty Caramel or Green Tea (a rich mattcha). In Japan you often come across flavors not available back home, so if you are visiting Japan, be on the look out for for Haagen-Dazs mini cups at convenience stores and supermarkets. Be sure to ask the cashier for spoons which they often keep at the check-out counter.

My suggestion? Stick with the vegetable ice cream flavors you are already doing a great job with, kabocha and purple sweet potato. Maybe bring those back with this new packaging.

10 Comments Add yours

  1. I love vegies, but what strange flavours! Think I will stick with green tea

    1. And, they usually hit it out of the park with unique flavors, but this was a flop.

  2. kevbot says:

    I’m glad you tried these so I don’t have to. A high school student of mine agrees with your assessment.

  3. kevbot says:

    I’m glad you tried these so I don’t have to. A high school student of mine agrees with your assessment. I’ve been digging the matcha papico recently, very refreshing and good matcha flavor.

  4. Dean says:

    Totally agree with your review. These 2 new flavor combinations would probably be better as sorbet. I had to finish them because I didn’t want to waste … I’m ketchi. 😉

    1. I get the ketch thing. We had just finished a lovely udon lunch so were pretty full to begin with. The challenge was finding somewhere to throw things away on the Tokyo streets. 🙂

  5. akhinds says:

    I want to try it but I just can`t bring myself to buy it.

    1. You are better off to buy one of their regular ice creams.

  6. Whew! I am SO glad I didn’t try these 🙂 I keep seeing them in the conbini and wondering about them but a bit put off by the idea of the veggies, even though I love their kabocha and murasaki imo ones.

  7. Stick with the ones you like.

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