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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Haagen-Dazs Trio Coming Soon!

On January 24th, Haagen-Dazs did their first social media tease of their new Trio lineup. Does this mean the death of the 2016 Destination series? I don't really know! I'm dying for the official announcement because I want to know how many layers these pints will really have. I'm sure there will be a plethora of people slicing them open just like people do with the B&J core lineup.

photo courtesy of Haagen-Dazs

There are four flavors in the photo are:

coffee vanilla chocolate is layers crispy chocolate and coffee & vanilla ice creams

triple chocolate is layers crispy chocolate and white & milk chocolate ice creams

vanilla blackberry chocolate is layers crispy chocolate and vanilla & blackberry ice creams

Salted Caramel Chocolate is layers crispy chocolate and  salted caramel & chocolate ice creams

photo courtesy of Haagen-Dazs

How exactly the layers would be laid out was pretty much my biggest question but Haagen-Dazs has posted this photo to social media and I can hardly wait to find these ice creams now. They even tweeted me back to verify this is indeed how it will look. I am so excited right now!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

New Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Cherry Garcia Ice Cream

I was just wondering if flavor flips had fizzled out but today Ben & Jerry's has announced the latest flip and this one will actually be in stores and not just scoop shops.

Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Cherry Garcia Ice Cream
Chocolate Ice Cream with Cherries & Fudge Flakes

I'm a little surprised they didn't go with a cherry chocolate base to really bring the zing here but maybe this will be more potent than the description implies. The official B&J flavor page is here and it includes a video if you are interested. There is no official release date, it just says "soon".

Searching the internet reveals that their was once a Chocolate Cherry Garcia Frozen Yogurt in the late 90s! It was chocolate frozen yogurt with sweet dark cherries & white fudge flakes. Thank you internet for remembering everything.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

New Graeter's Flavors for 2016

Oh Internet, you are so full of conflicting stories. One article says that Vienna Coffee and Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip were coming out for July 2016. Another says SCCC debuted just this October. There is no official press release on the Graeter's website for either flavor but the flavor list does show SCCC as new, so let's go with that.

What they've done is taken their amazing Salted Caramel ice cream (review here) and added in their infamous chocolate chips. If that sounds cool to you, go find a pint.

Other new flavors this year include the wide release of Cheese Crown (review here) as well as several very limited editions for the summer. The lineup with approximate release dates includes Orange & Cream (5/16), Mexican Chocolate (5/29, announcement here), Banana Chocolate Chip (6/13), S'mores (6/30), Chocolate Hazelnut (7/11), Bavarian Almond (7/27), and Butterscotch Crunch (8/22).

Friday, November 4, 2016

Kemps debuting new Yo2 Frozen Yogurt

There isn't an official press release yet, but apparently shoppers (and myself on 11/26) have stumbled across a new line up of Kemps frozen yogurt (because two lines wasn't enough, they needed a third).

[image courtesy of Kemps website]

So first there is your typical Kemps frozen yogurt with regular and fat free flavors. They are packaged in regular looking ice cream containers. Then last year they debuted "frozen yogurt shop" in fancy clear containers, something akin to clear gelato containers you see some companies use. Now we've got a new line up of pint sized froyo in six flavors to start. Yet again the containers are clear so you can see what is inside.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge: chocolate frozen yogurt, peanut butter fudge swirl and  chocolate peanut butter cups
Cold Brew Coffee: (coffee froyo with fudge swirl)
Mudslide: Chocolate and coffee frozen yogurt swirled with cookies, fudge and chocolaty chunks
Raspberry Cheesecake: Cheesecake frozen yogurt with graham crunch and raspberry swirl
Salty Caramel Cookie Crunch: Vanilla frozen yogurt with shortbread cookies, chocolaty chunks and salty caramel swirl.
Very Vanilla: (vanilla froyo)

There isn't an official press release yet so I don't know officially how these are different. I do notice that there are no added live yogurt cultures but they still use "cultured skim milk". The ingredient lists also seem to be simpler than their usual froyo so that is probably part of this new line up as well. You would think this would be prominent in the packaging though the heavy use of green might imply a more natural product.

Allergy note: they are using peanut oil in their fudge swirls (could be moose tracks fudge).

Thursday, November 3, 2016

New M&M’S Brand Ice Cream Bars

(supposedly) Coming December 2016...

"Mars introduces a new ice cream treat: new M&M’S Brand Ice Cream Bars. Each individually wrapped bar features chopped M&M’S Milk Chocolate Candies inside reduced fat vanilla ice cream, all smothered in creamy milk chocolate."

This will be their newest product since the debut of the Dove chocolate covered sorbet bars.

Update: These started popping up at the very end of January. You can see my review here.