Okay, we admit we have, shall we say, a certain amount of fondness for Häagen-Dazs ice cream (no, we’re not calling it an obsession, not yet). But that’s because the people at Häagen-Dazs keep giving us reasons to be obsessed about fond of their products, so it’s not really our fault, is it? And now, it looks like Häagen-Dazs might have done it again, with two new flavors, that despite seeming unconventional for ice cream, certainly sound good enough to plunge our spoons into!

Häagen-Dazs Japan recently announced that they 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). They even have a special campaign going on until April 22 on the Häagen-Dazs Japan Facebook page where you can win one of the 100 eight-cup vegetable ice cream sets  they’re giving away.

Both ice cream flavors will be available in 100ml (3.7oz) cups priced at 284 yen (approx US$2.80). 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 press release (Japanese)
Photo: Häagen-Dazs Japan