Going nuts about Macadamia at Haagen-Dazs

Haagen Dazs Macademia Nut Ice Cream
Haagen-Dazs Macadamia Nut Vanilla and Belgian Choco Ice Cream

The fickle weather hints at the onset of the rainy season but every once in a while, the sun emerges from the clouds and the weather turns sunny and hot. Make that uncomfortably, very humid, hot. Seems to us that summer is still here and holding. What a time for happyfoodies to be given an opportunity to sample Haagen-Dazs’ nutty creations.

We were offered three preparations to sample (many thanks to Haagen-Dazs Philippines and especially the SM Megamall crew) – the Macadamia Nut Delight, Hawaiian Macadamia Crunch, and the Macadamia Nut Cake. Imagine the velvety, creamy goodness that Haagen-Dazs is known for. Mix it with Macadamia nuts. Voila, you have the perfect recipe for going nuts.

Haagen Dazs Megamall Branch
Haagen-Dazs Megamall Branch

Ironwulf said: Honestly, Haagen-Dazs is not something one can eat every day since it’s an expensive brand of ice cream. But at times when you just want to reward yourself with true, premium exquisite flavors and creaminess, Haagen-Dazs is known to deliver the quality you pay for. And with the addition of Macadamia variants, the choices become more delightfully exciting. I love chocolates so I tried the Macadamia Nut and Belgian Chocolate with crunchy wafer stick on cone. While I had my dose of the choco flavor, the Belgian chocolate flavor overwhelms the nutty flavor, but pairing it with the wafer stick adds a nice crunchy texture.

Haagen Dasz Macademia Nut Crunch
Haagen-Dazs Macadamia Nut Crunch

Lagal[og] said: I’m a chocoholic but I liked the vanilla macadamia variant over the chocolate one. The vanilla taste complements the nutty flavor while the chocolate seems to overpower it.

Ironwulf said: For their Macadamia Nut Ice Cream, which has scoops of both Vanilla and Belgian Choco variants on top of a tart cake and strawberry bits, I find the vanilla flavor harmonizing well with the tart cake. The nutty taste really shines through the vanilla flavor.

Macademia Nut Delight
Macadamia Nut Delight

Lagal[og] said: All three preparations were good but if made to choose, I would definitely go for the Macadamia Nut Delight. I call it layer upon layer of creamy goodness. Picture this: a tall parfait glass is laden with crushed sweet cones at the bottom then stacked with Macadamia Brittle Ice Cream, then stacked with Macadamia Nut Ice Cream, then topped with soft and buttery caramel sauce. I liked the combination of the two ice cream flavors, tasting a bit similar to but also different from each other.

Macademia Nut Delight Layers
Macadamia Nut Delight Layers

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  1. I always choose fat free ice cream when buying so I don’t know if I had these before. But I’m nutty so I’m sure these are just right for my palate.

  2. hi photocache, i don’t eat ice cream that often so i indulge in the non-fat-free version 😀 anyway, the macadamia ice cream at haagen-dazs are really a treat.

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