REVIEW: Häagen-Dazs Limited Edition Blueberry Crumble

Written by | February 24, 2011

Topics: 7 Rating, Haagen Dazs, Ice Cream

Haagen Dazs Limited Edition Blueberry Crumble

This past holiday weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting the mile-high city of Denver. I saw the Rocky Mountains, miles and miles of rolling amber prairie, and the giant Zombie Demon Horse at the airport.

Oh, you’ve never heard of this nightmarish equine fiend from Hell?

It’s a thing of rare, unmitigated monstrousness with its jagged, shiny metal form, gaping mouth, wildly probing tongue, and glowing red eyes. It fuels dark visions of the end times and makes one wonder whether the city of Denver is the ideal location for a zombie demon invasion, what with the mountains providing protection from the hordes of undead monsters and all. It also invites speculation as to whether the airport’s Zombie Demon Horse, itself, would be the thing that allows these foul creatures to enter our dimension. Would this 32-foot statue be the glowing, neon sign that declares “Denver is Open for Zombie Demon Business?” I only mention this Zombie Demon Horse because it has exactly one thing in common with the new Häagen-Dazs Limited Edition Blueberry Crumble ice cream: It’s blue.

Haagen Dazs Limited Edition Blueberry Crumble Open Carton

Much like being subjected to night-terror-inducing public works of art, it isn’t often that we encounter naturally-occurring blue food. I can count all the blue foods I’ve eaten on one hand: blue potatoes, blue corn chips, bleu cheese (it’s the mold that’s blue), and, of course, blueberries. There is no shortage of blueberries in Häagen-Dazs Limited Edition Blueberry Crumble, which gives it a nice, violet color. It’s smooth and isn’t clumpy, which certain types of fruity ice cream seem to be.

With my first bite, I was wowed by the Blueberry Crumble’s flavorful combination of real blueberries and fresh cream. The packaging boasts of ripe, simmered blueberries, and frankly, I think they’ve hit a home run with the recipe. Nothing about it tastes artificial – this is made from real fruit. A quick scan of the ingredients lists confirms a refreshing lack of chemical additives and preservatives.

Haagen Dazs Limited Edition Blueberry Crumble Scoops

The texture of the ice cream is smooth and dense, and the crushed blueberries are evenly mixed throughout. However, the “cobbler crust crumbles” – tiny pieces of buttery cobbler that have been folded into the ice cream — are not as plentiful as we are led to believe. Every third bite may include some of the crumble, but overall, it’s mostly blueberry-flavored ice cream. Not what I expected, since the label strongly suggests that you’ll be digging into something that would be at least 50 percent crumbly. The tiny bits of cobbler taste yummy and are an interesting addition, but the pieces aren’t large enough and don’t add much to the experience. The Limited Edition Blueberry Crumble is tasty, but I wish it was bursting with cobbler crumbles.

The Häagen-Dazs Limited Edition Blueberry Crumble may be just the thing to have in the mountains while we’re taking shelter from the zombie demon apocalypse. It’s pretty cold up there, so we can leave the ice cream just about anywhere. In fact, it may be the only thing we’ll have to eat for months, since the power grid will go down within three hours of the Zombie Demon Horse’s clarion call to arms for the denizens of the Underworld. I suggest you start stocking up on Blueberry Crumble now and head for the hills.

(Nutrition Facts- ½ cup (102 grams) –250 calories, 140 calories from fat, 15 grams of fat, 9 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 65 milligrams of cholesterol, 60 milligrams of sodium, 24 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of dietary fiber, 21 grams of sugar, 4 grams of protein, 0% vitamin A, 8% calcium, 0% vitamin C and 0% iron.)

Item: Häagen-Dazs Limited Edition Blueberry Crumble
Price: $3.99
Size: 14 ounces
Purchased at: Vons
Rating: 7 out of 10
Pros: Made from real blueberries and fresh cream. Blue foods are rare. Smooth and dense texture. Violet. The majestic beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Yummy buttery crust crumbles. Delicious, ice-cream-based survival.
Cons: Zombie Demon Horses. Misleading label. Terrifying works of public art. Cobbler crust crumbles are small and don’t add much to the experience. Wildly probing tongues. Gateway airports to the Underworld.






10 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Trish says:

    You forgot to mention that the Zombie Demon Horse is also extremely anatomically correct, which is glaringly obvious in his reared-back position. And did you know that Zombie Demon Horse killed his creator? No joke.

  2. Rodzilla says:

    Thank you for reviewing this! I knew it came out and have been looking all over Western PA, but to no avail. I’m disappointed to hear about the lack of crumble chunks – but I’ll still buy it based on the base ice cream.

  3. Mero says:

    Damn this looks good. Better get me some of this soon, i hope they have this at the Haagen Dazs stores on this side of the pond

  4. Lot-O-Choc says:

    Oh yum this looks tasty, Id love to try a blueberry flavour ice cream, they just dont offer things like this in the UK unfortunately :(

  5. Ko says:

    It’s ok.
    Ben and jerrys would have put the right amount of crumble but may have not gotten the flavor right

  6. Lesley says:

    I’m eating some right now! That’s what led me to look it up to see if anyone had reviewed it. My cup of ice cream has tons of the crumble in it, in pretty big chunks. I was shocked at how crunchy it actually is! I figured it’d be kind of a ‘cookies and cream’ situation where everything gets soggy. I have no idea how they managed to keep everything crispy in there. Magic, I guess haha. Maybe you got a bum pint with not as many chunks.

    I was figuring I’d be kind of grossed out by a blueberry ice cream but it’s so amazing! I’m trying not to OD on it so I won’t start hating it hahah.

  7. TG says:

    what – no mention of the clear precedent of this flavor, “Elena’s Blueberry Pie” by Graeter’s? how about some historical perspective here

  8. Debbie says:

    Hi everyone. It is wonderful and I usually find it at Wal-Mart. I even tracked down the ice cream manager and asked her to please try to keep it in stock. Debbie

  9. Mairi says:

    This stuff is like a perfect gift from Heaven!! It’s soooo good. I read your other review of the Caramel Apple Pie ice cream and now my life’s goal is to find that kind! I got the blueberry kind at walmart, and I noticed another one they carry called Spiced Peach or something which I will be getting next time. I have to find out where I can get the Apple version though! It sounds like it a dream!



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