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Häagen-Dazs Japan to Release Vegetable Ice Cream
UPI ^ | April 22, 2014 | Kate Stanton

Posted on 04/23/2014 9:08:16 AM PDT by nickcarraway

The first line of vegetable flavors will include Tomato Cherry and Carrot Orange.

Would you eat veggie ice cream?

Häagen-Dazs Japan is about to debut two vegetable-based ice cream flavors for a new line called "Spoon Vege," set to hit shelves May 12.

To make it palatable, the company added fruity flavors to its vegetables, so the "Spoon Vege" line will be available in Tomato Cherry and Carrot Orange.

According to a press release, Tomato Cherry will combine the "sweetness and flavor of tomatoes" with the "acidity and fruity aroma of cherry." Carrot Orange will incorporate carrot flavors with the refreshing citrus taste or orange.

Each carton will contain about 8.5 percent fat from milk, about half the fat content of regular Häagen-Dazs.


TOPICS: Food; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: icecream

1 posted on 04/23/2014 9:08:16 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

yuuuuuuuuuuk


2 posted on 04/23/2014 9:10:04 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: nickcarraway

Hopefully Michelle’s ugly mug won’t be on the container.


3 posted on 04/23/2014 9:10:38 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: nickcarraway

It will work in Japan, land of the octopus/corn pizza


4 posted on 04/23/2014 9:16:16 AM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: nickcarraway

***Each carton will contain about 8.5 percent fat from milk,***

Is this closer to Melorine than Ice Cream?

For those youngsters, Melorine was a vegetable oil ice milk from the 1960s.


5 posted on 04/23/2014 9:20:52 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

melamine I remember....Melorine not so much


6 posted on 04/23/2014 9:28:50 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: nickcarraway

This is in the same country where green tea flavored sorbet is a common dessert treat. Not as bad as it sounds, but nothing I’d ever look for in the frozen foods section either.


7 posted on 04/23/2014 9:29:18 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Sacajaweau

Actually,,,, they sound kinda good to me! At least I’d want to try it before passing judgement on it. I didn’t think I’d like Octopus either, but I still tried it. It’s delicious! So are Chicken feet! I suggested Grits to a Vegan friend, as something he’d like for a hot breakfast during the cold months. He grimaced and said he hated grits, but on further questioning, he admitted he’d never tried them. He like Polenta though. Got him to try a spoonful of creamy grits, and now it’s his favorite breakfast! His comment was, “This is way better than oatmeal!”


8 posted on 04/23/2014 9:37:11 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: chajin
Japan does wonderful things with food. When I first lived there back in 1977, the local version ice cream had all the flavor of frozen aerated chalk and skim milk. When I left in 2002, Häagen-Dazs Japan was even better than their American counterpart and was already experimenting with different flavors.

No, I never did develop a taste for corn on pizza, but octopus wasn't half bad.

9 posted on 04/23/2014 9:37:23 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Instant grits are absolutely disgusting, yet that is the experience most people have had with grits.

Add a little cream to good, old fashioned stone ground grits. Throw in a little shredded cheese to melt into your grits. Then top them with shrimp sautéed with chopped mushrooms, chopped bacon, shallots, squirt of lemon, white pepper and a shake of Tabasco.

10 posted on 04/23/2014 10:02:38 AM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: ponygirl

Oh, and a shake of nutmeg onto the grits, too.


11 posted on 04/23/2014 10:03:40 AM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: ponygirl
Heck, you could do all that to tofu and it would be palatable.
12 posted on 04/23/2014 10:21:48 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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Especially when you add bacon to your tofu.

1 tablespoon bacon fat
4 slices thick cut applewood smoked bacon, chopped
1/4 teaspoon tofu

Yeah, that would work.

13 posted on 04/23/2014 10:24:32 AM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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14 posted on 04/23/2014 10:30:24 AM PDT by Daffynition (I stand with the Bundy Family!)
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To: ponygirl
Sounds good. Especially if you cut back on the tofu.
15 posted on 04/23/2014 10:50:07 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: nickcarraway

Gaaaaaak! *urp*


16 posted on 04/23/2014 10:51:40 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: nickcarraway

Green Tea ice cream is actually really good... but after noting that Häagen Daaz has taken the plain old pint container and reduced it by 12.5% to a 14oz package, I refuse to purchase their products ever again. Enough!


17 posted on 04/23/2014 5:33:30 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: ponygirl

I was blown away with the shrimp & grits I had in SC. Very close to what you described... Growing up in NJ, I was always sort of unimpressed with grits. The reason? Nobody up here makes it with cream... they use water.


18 posted on 04/23/2014 5:39:06 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Rodamala

I’ve always been able to win over people from the northeast to grits by telling them it’s a coarser variety of polenta, which it essentially is. Good grits should be close to the consistency of creamed potatoes. Runny, thin grits made with water are not particularly good, even to those who grew up eating them.


19 posted on 04/23/2014 5:45:52 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: nickcarraway

Somebody make pomegranate ice cream please.


20 posted on 04/23/2014 5:46:49 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: nickcarraway

The Japanese look at ice cream differently from us, and already have unusual tastes by our standards. So, you get fish ice cream, all manner of strangeness. Every now and then a winner pops out of all the weirdness, for instance ginger ice cream or pumpkin ice cream. But most of it is unpalatable to us, even if they love it.


21 posted on 04/23/2014 5:52:48 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Lizavetta

I’ve had pomegranate gelato before.


22 posted on 04/23/2014 5:54:06 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Japanese have crazy ice cream flavors.

http://www.who-sucks.com/food/101-frightening-ice-cream-flavors-from-around-the-world


23 posted on 04/23/2014 6:24:07 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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