Häagen-Dazs

I received a sample of Häagen-Dazs through Crowdtap. This review is 100% honest.

haa This couldn’t have come at a better time! I am majorly needing ice cream and Häagen-Dazs has been my favorite for a long time. I prefer it over Ben & Jerry’s pints any day.

I have needed chocolate and been low on estrogen, if you catch my drift… so I went for the Destination Series “Mayan Chocolate.” I wanted to go out of the box for something spicy and I thought this was perfect. I wanted to see what they could do because I knew they would keep it sweet. Low and behold, I forgot about sweet spice… cinnamon. Ugh. I don’t like cinnamon whatsoever usually. Especially not with chocolate!

How they roped me in:

“the distinctive taste of our mexican-inspired chocolate ice cream is balanced with a warming touch of cinnamon spice, rich fudge, and chocolate truffle chunks. the result is a deliciously complex flavor for the serious chocolate lover.”

I thought “a touch” is not a lot. I guess it’s not, but I am not a fan of cinnamon whatsoever in chocolate I learned. I was supposed to get Brownies A’La Mode. It’s my absolute favorite of the Destination Series I’ve tried. It’s like a better version of milk and brownies. It emulates a good cup of ice cold milk. It’s wonderful on the tongue and the aftertaste. haa4

It seemed to get better in a cake cone, but I love cake cones, so my perception could have been skewed.

I think this would be an awesome truffle base or some type of sweet recipe base to just drown out the cinnamon to a real hint and keep the rich chocolate truffle pieces and fudgy ice cream taste all intact.

I really would have enjoyed this ice cream without the cinnamon in it, with anything else, so Cinnamon lovers rejoice, you got another great addition to your family of sweet spicy goodies.

I’ll stick to trying the Caramel Cone the next time I go… they’re still on sale at Heinen’s, I better stock up 😉

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Might as well try with this one. 

 

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#WeightWatchersIceCream VoxBox

Ah, the choices!

Ah, the choices!

Yummmmm, ice cream without as much guilt! Influenster teamed up with Weight Watchers to offer two free coupons to try their ice cream. I was able to try two and can give my honest opinion about them.

ww3Currently sitting in my freezer are the Salted Caramel Candy bars & the Dark Chocolate Raspberry bars.

I kicked back and had a candy bar while finally getting into OITNB:

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So, I gave it a try and DISGUSTING! Ugh, it tastes like they just dumped salt into a perfectly okay caramel. The ice cream cannot even help this disaster of a sauce. I threw this one out after two bites thinking maybe I just wasn’t appreciating it enough and tried it three days later while watching a movie.

Gave it another try.

Gave it another try.

Still terrible. I am not a fan of these at all. I am trying to give them away, I wish I would have gotten the Cookies and Cream bar over these.

HOWEVER, the Dark Chocolate Raspberry ARE DELICIOUS! I cannot get enough. They are the perfect amount of tiny sweetness without going overboard.

YUM

YUM

I will definitely be keeping these in the freezer and look forward to any more partnerships Weight Watchers has as they area always supportive and coming up with great ideas to trim your waist!

#DiscoverBrookside

Got to try Brookside Crunchy Clusters as a free sample sponsored by Crowdtap and Brookside.

So yummy, chocolatey, and big!

So yummy, chocolatey, and big!

I opened them up as soon as they arrived and haven’t stopped sharing them! They finally came to stores near me so I’ll have to stock up, I wish there was a coupon included so I could have gotten a new bag sooner, as they’re kind of pricey averaging nearly $4 a bag for 5 oz.

My first bite! Look how bit a Crunchy Cluster is!

My first bite! Look how bit a Crunchy Cluster is!

They are heavenly. The berries inside are so moist and the granola is crunchy, not soggy. I’m very intrigued by the snack.

They are sweet and can be added to a special mix of pretzels and popcorn to surprise guests. I popped them in my ice cream for an extra healthy type of crunch.

I know I’ll be getting more soon because my team at work really loved the dark chocolate. It meshed very well with the fruits and granola unlike a milk chocolate would have.

Great snack for work, relaxing without the guilt!

Great snack for work, relaxing without the guilt!

I know I got great feedback from my coworkers as well, saying they loved how bright the berries tasted and the crunch was an added surprise. One tried it in her vanilla yogurt and said it brought out a flavor that was ultra filling!

I preferred to snack on them at home and will look for coupons soon!

Cozy & snacking! #DiscoverBrookside

Cozy & snacking! #DiscoverBrookside

Lana, my work BFF, chowing down in her cube!

Lana, my work BFF, chowing down in her cube!