Haagen Dazs Belgian Chocolate 500ml tubs only £1.11 instore @ tesco
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Haagen Dazs Belgian Chocolate 500ml tubs only £1.11 instore @ tesco

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Found 31st May 2013
Also seen these today and it is lovely
Big pic in first post

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Original Poster

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This is a great find but is it limited to a few stores or nationwide?

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PsillyPseudonym

This is a great find but is it limited to a few stores or nationwide?


Who Knows . Just look when your there

Their best ice cream, hope its not that price cos they are going to discontinue..... Mega hot from me at this price!!!

Looks like they accidentally halved the price twice over

Dammit, I've just posted this. HOT from me... loads of pralines and cream flavour at the Billingham branch.

thats me off to CARNFORTH

Still £2.22 in mine

yum

damn my lactose intolerance

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krato

Still £2.22 in mine


Unlucky

Can anyone confirm whether this is big tesco, express or metro stores?

these are about £30 quid in my local cinema

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lyndaloo

Can anyone confirm whether this is big tesco, express or metro stores?


Big tesco

This stuff is really nice, and I actually don't like chocolate ice cream normally... picked it up by accident once

Essential to get some bedroom-jitsu with the missus.

would not buy it if it was 10p

gloria hunneford did a program about ice cream on the telly

have not ate any since
bye xxxxxxxxx

mrtech007

would not buy it if it was 10pgloria hunneford did a program about ice … would not buy it if it was 10pgloria hunneford did a program about ice cream on the tellyhave not ate any since bye xxxxxxxxx



Post of the week.

mrtech007

would not buy it if it was 10pgloria hunneford did a program about ice … would not buy it if it was 10pgloria hunneford did a program about ice cream on the tellyhave not ate any since bye xxxxxxxxx



I haven't watched telly since i saw Gloria Hunniford oO

mrtech007

would not buy it if it was 10pgloria hunneford did a program about ice … would not buy it if it was 10pgloria hunneford did a program about ice cream on the tellyhave not ate any since bye xxxxxxxxx



Really informed post there, mrtech007, well done.

Except that Haagen-Dazs is one of the few brands that make ice-cream as it should be made, from mostly frozen double cream, sugar and eggs and real vanilla, and not cheap vegetable oils like palm oil (very high in saturated fat), with some vanilla-flavoured unidentifiable substances.

(I don't work for them, BTW, jut love their vanilla ice-cream)

I'm sure someone will point out some small aspect where they deviate, but for the most part, Haagen-Dazs don't put crap in it that shouldn't belong, like vegetable oil (which leaves a greasy film on your tongue when you eat your "ice-cream") and, worse still, "bulking agents" (tasteless, odourless, no-nutritional-value filler!) and even AIR ! (yep, air, they whip it to make it swell up more, as "ice-cream" is sold by volume, not weight, so you're paying for air! If you let it all melt down, you'll get maybe a third of that tub full of liquid)

Oh, and it's Hunniford, not "hunneford".

You can easily work out what's good ice-cream and what's dreadful with your tongue (well, sadly they don't allow you to open and lick the merchandise right there in the frozen aisle before buying, but you get the point - the good stuff tastes amazing and creamy, and does NOT leave a greasy film on your tongue) and by price: if the standard price is £1 a litre (and not the good stuff that happens to be short-dated or on a glitch / special offer), it's gonna be bad news. Simple, really.

I hate the Daily Mail, and in this article I'm about to link to, their shabby webmasters can't even seem to have worked out how to format quote marks and apostrophes (APOSTOPHES, FFS!!!!), so they've been replaced by "?" which makes it amusing and infuriating to read, BUT there's still some useful info there:
Aargh-tickle

Some eye-openers from the article (the "?" replaced with the correct punctuation by me):

[...]
Emulsifiers such as 'diglycerides of fatty acids' prevent the fat and water content separating into a greasy puddle.
[...]
Palm oil is not only industrially cheap, it is also unhealthy. Used in margarines, lipstick and detergents, this yellow liquid is high in saturated fat, a known cause of cardiovascular problems.
[...]
The amount of dairy produce an ice cream must contain in order legally to qualify for the name is appallingly low. The FSA requires "dairy ice cream" to have a minimum of 2.5 per cent of milk protein and an additional minimum 5 per cent of dairy fat. That's all.
The only good news is that in "dairy ice cream" vegetable fat is not allowed. But this is not the case with anything labelled simply "ice cream".
Here, the product is merely required to contain 2.5 per cent milk protein and 5 per cent of any kind of fat. This rarely comes from any fresh ingredient. Partially reconstituted skimmed milk is one source. Another is whey solids.

"Whey is the liquid left over when milk is turned into cheese", explains Ian Tokelove, of the Food Commission. "It is produced in vast quantities by the dairy industry."
A hugely problematic waste product, whey was for years dumped into rivers, or discharged into the sea.
Dried out to a pale green powder for ease of storage and transportation, it now acts as an exceedingly cheap protein carrier and sweetener, although sometimes even the sugar is taken out to be repackaged and resold.


And from the amusing and revealing taste-tests:

Tesco Vanilla Flavour Soft Scoop Ice cream 74p for 2 litres
Description: Vanilla flavour soft scoop.

What it actually is: Partially reconstituted lactose reduced whey protein concentrate (from milk)
(niiice!), sugar, vegetable oil and hydrogenated vegetable oil, dextrose, whey powder, emulsifier: mono and diglycerides of fatty acids, stabilisers (guar gum, sodium alginate), flavourings, colours (curcumin, anatto)."

No mention of vanilla pods, and that's because vanilla hasn't been anywhere near this "vanilla flavour" ice cream.Instead, the vanilla is a synthetically produced chemical identical to real vanilla but produced in a lab.

Joanna Blythman, author of Bad Food Britain, says:
"This really is a low-grade product. Soft scoop is always bad news, it basically means poor ice cream. This doesn't have any real anything, it's just a water-sugar oily bulk held together by starches. At least they are using natural colours, though."

Taste: Throw some sugar on the floor, sprinkle over some water, lick it off and you have the taste of this ice cream.

The only ones to score well were Haagen-Dazs and Hill Station Mango & Lime Ice Cream (similarly around the £4 / 500ml mark - see what I mean about price? Cheap crap is cheaply made and sold cheaply. The good stuff will always cost.)







Edited by: "Shoesize" 2nd Jun 2013

Original Poster

Still in store for me I got another 4 today

Thanks Shoesize. That's good to know. I will remember that.
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