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Which one, Ben and Jerry's or Haagen Dazs?

Asked by BeccaBoo (2720points) September 3rd, 2011

So you get a night in to watch a movie, you don’t fancy popcorn, so go get yourself some ice cream…..but which is your favorite?

I have just discovered Ben and Jerry’s Coconuttlyfair….(yum) but I am a sucker for the chocolate, pralines and caramel of HD.

And please tell me I am not the only one that can eat a whole 500ml tub in one sitting?

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KateTheGreat's avatar

Neither. They are expensive and I like to make my own ice cream.

BeccaBoo's avatar

@KateTheGreat Wish I had the time! But they are a rare treat.

@JilltheTooth Whats Breyers?

marinelife's avatar

I tend not to buy either one because of the expense, but of the two of them, I prefer Haagen Dazs. Their dulce de leche is delicious as is their mango and strawberry flavors.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Expensive is an understatement. I buy whatever is on sale. If we want something special, we go out to get it from an ice cream stand. I don’t even think I’ve ever eaten Haagen Daz.

muppetish's avatar

I also find them too expensive. I like them both (especially Ben and Jerry’s chocolate chip cookie dough and Haagan Daz’s chocolate-coated vanilla bars), but if I want to satisfy my ice cream fix then I usually buy something from Fresh and Easy.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia and Chunky Monkey. Hagan Daas ice cream bars, and Baskin Robbins’ Charlie Brown (chocolate ice cream with chunks of peanut butter.) Starbucks’ Java Chip Frappuccino. The all-time favorite is Breyers’ Mint chocolate chip on top of a warmed up chocolate brownie.

As for the amount consumed, I can’t get through that much in one sitting. My brother can though, and I suspect that’s one of the reasons that he runs every day.

digitalimpression's avatar

All of the above? I usually buy whichever one jumps off the shelf at me whenever I’m looking for ice cream (which is rare anyway).

Money is no object when I need good ice cream.

linguaphile's avatar

I’m a Kemp’s or Blue Bunny fan. Peanut Butter Panic or Moose Tracks for me.

But if I have to choose from just B & J or HD… Ben and Jerry’s is the no brainer. At least they named their ice cream after real guys, and did not a make up Scandinavian sounding name to market their pseudo-Euro ice cream that’s made in California.

Other than that, I like B and J’s charity platforms.

zenvelo's avatar

Ben and Jerry’s by far. H-D is too manufactured tasting for me. B&J also uses better ingredients.

BeccaBoo's avatar

Oh wow you can get chocolate ice cream with peanut butter?? Sounds absolutly divine!!

ucme's avatar

Snickers choc ice

rebbel's avatar

Ben? Jerry? Häagen? Dazs?
No. Markant! Live pic!

sleepdoc's avatar

My wife likes Blue Bell… but you can’t get that everywhere.

JilltheTooth's avatar

Gee, @rebbel , aren’t you violating some international statute by showing a live pic of foreign ice cream on the internet?

stardust's avatar

Ben and Jerry’s, no contest! Caramel Chew Chew..yum!
I find HD a bit too heavy for me..just a bit mind

rebbel's avatar

@JilltheTooth I am, but I am also rebellious ;-)

JilltheTooth's avatar

@rebbel : Don’t you mean rebbellious? I’m sorry, the joke was so obvious I couldn’t resist..

rebbel's avatar

@JilltheTooth I do, but I am also afraid of Auggie.

Seelix's avatar

I don’t buy ice cream anymore. I stick with frozen yogurt these days – less guilt :)
There’s some strawberry-banana President’s Choice in the freezer right now, calling to me!

BeccaBoo's avatar

@ucme Yes they are lush but not peanut butter and chocolate….....dribbles!

ucme's avatar

@BeccaBoo If truth be told I like myself a big old magnum or six ;¬}

BeccaBoo's avatar

@ucme Not sure about the magnum being big, but to eat six…...oh I am so with you, only when I am in the ice-cream mood ;-)

filmfann's avatar

I like Dryers, HagenDas, Breyers, B&J, but my fav is Baskin Robbins Fudge Brownie French Ice Cream.
Simply the best.

creative1's avatar

Love my homemade ice cream, I have made a peach pie flavor with crumbled up peach pie (crust and all) mixed in….. Yummmmmm

Brian1946's avatar


B&J’s is so yum it makes my mouth cum!

SpatzieLover's avatar

Gelato. Only the non-Americanized version will do i.e. NO corn syrup

Sunny2's avatar

I’m a Ben and Jerry chunky monkey kind of gal. I never buy it, but I tried it once and realized I would be a chunky monkey if I let myself get hooked.

Facade's avatar

I used to a pint of Chocolate Haagen-dazs at least twice a week…Horrible, I know

El_Cadejo's avatar

Ben and Jerry Georgia Peach. YUMMMM

I love to just make my own ice cream though. Lately ive been on a sorbet kick though. I just made strawberry-black peppercorn, winter green, and pumpkin pie. :)

prolificus's avatar

I just HAD to read this post, didn’t I. Now it’s 2:09 in the middle of the night and I want ice-cream! Grrr!!

Haagen Dazs butter peacan is my go to indulgence. But I love other HD flavors. I don’t remember the last time I had Ben & Jerry’s. When I want a quick ice-cream fix, I don’t like wasting my time reading the flavor details of BJ’s silly names. I like the simplicity of HD, and I think it shows in the purity of their flavor, too.

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