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Healthy ice cream? Well, these new Häagen-Dazs vegetable flavors at least sound healthy

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Häagen-Dazs Japan will be coming out with two new vegetable flavors on May 12, and they’ll be called the “Spoon Vege” series. That’s right, ice cream that allows you to eat vegetables as a dessert! And they’ll be available in the “Tomato Cherry” and “Carrot Orange” flavors.

The “Tomato Cherry” combines the natural sweetness of tomato with the fruity flavor of cherry, which should accentuate the rich taste of the tomato.

The “Carrot Orange” takes the gentle flavor of carrot and adds to it the fresh citrus taste and scent of orange, giving the carrot a sophisticated and refreshing twist.

That actually sounds quite good, doesn’t it? And according to the information in the press release from Häagen-Dazs, these ice creams will contain about 8.5% milk fat, which is only a little over half what Häagen-Dazs ice cream usually contains, so maybe it’s actually not too far off to say that the “vegetable ice cream” is somewhat healthy (relatively speaking, of course).

Both ice cream flavors will be available in 100ml (3.7oz) cups priced at 284 yen. It should be interesting to see how the taste of the vegetables have been arranged, and with the weather starting to get slightly warmer, it seems we’ll have something to look forward to next month.

Source: Häagen-Dazs

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Just like Brian Williams said on his show last week about this particular ice-cream "If there's ever been a food that defeat it's purpose, it is this one!"

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For once, I agree with Brian Williams!!

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sooooooo wrong!

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HD is my favourite ice cream, and the last thing I'm thinking of when I reach for my spoon is eating healthy. But these sound good, and I'll look forward to giving them a try.

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Almost as bad as the annual Pepsi contest to come up with worst flavor in the world. I don't know what's with the recent trend of dinner flavored ice treats, but it's sick. One company I noticed is doing this with crushed ice products (forget the name), with this year's special being "Neapolitan pasta" flavor. Last year it was "beef stew" and the year before that "corn pottage". As for it being 'healthy', I can just hear the companies laughing their way to the bank.

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What's the big deal?

Carrot is often a sweet flavor, and has been used in cakes and pies and bread etc since forever and it tastes great in them. Ice cream may be good too.

Tomatoes have also been used in desserts before and with milk/ cream flavors as well (in pasta), easy to imagine a potential good ice cream flavor.

I look forward to trying them. (Anyway, can't be worse than beer- or squid-ink flavor which I've seen in Japan!)

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So the marketing shill says, "That actually sounds quite good, doesn’t it? " To which I reply, "Oh, no, it DOESN'T!"

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Vegetable-flavored ice cream? No big deal, I've seen squid-flavored ice cream here.

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Come to think of it, when you want your children to have iron because they suffered anemia, the best to give them is beetroot and carrot juice, just add sugar and it is delicious, you can also combine this with oranges (so you have vitamin C, vitamin A, iron, calcium and beta-carotene) and this juice is good for people with high cholesterol.

So if it is delicious as a juice, no wonder they can transform this in an ice cream.

as for Tomato and cherry, it is new to me, since I like tomato in salads, it would be weird...

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Come to think of it, when you want your children to have iron because they suffered anemia, the best to give them is beetroot and carrot juice, just add sugar and it is delicious, you can also combine this with oranges (so you have vitamin C, vitamin A, iron, calcium and beta-carotene) and this juice is good for people with high cholesterol.

So if it is delicious as a juice, no wonder they can transform this in an ice cream.

as for Tomato and cherry, it is new to me, since I like tomato in salads, it would be weird...

Not everyone likes that combination, so if you find it delicious is your personal opinion, not everyone will agree with that. For one thing, beet root is not as popular in many countries as it is for example in Australia, it just depends. My mom did the same thing as you said with carrot juice and my sister and I would gag, literally! And to this day, just smelling it, makes us queasy. It just depends on what you like, but veggie juice, drinks or ice cream is not the most popular thing for every child or adult. It's going to be a hit or miss with this one.

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Yeah, just sounds healthy. Tomatoes and carrots are full of sugar, and I'm sure this ice cream will be chock full of it.

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Vegetable flavoured ice-cream? Hmmm... For a really healthy alternative, try freezing a banana & then putting it in a blender - tastes amazing!

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@bass4funk

I agree, yesterday i was talking to my sister and she did think the same as me about the combo between orange and carrot, but then we also remember that for that particular flavor that we liked, the carrots had to be from a certain part of our country, same as the type of orange used (it should have to be a little bitter to get better taste) or the tomato, to us, it was kinda amazing how the tomato from the northern part is quite different from the ones that grow in the southern part of our country. Beet root that I'm talking about is the same family where you get sugar, but as for flavor we did like it with some kind of citric flavor (lemons or oranges) but since it is pretty common in our country I generalized, I'm sorry. (I experienced some similar to you as a child because my mother used to give me raw garlic before breakfast to clean all my digestive system, to this day I cannot eat garlic that easily)

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