Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Flavor battle: Dulce Delish v. Dulce de Leche

Ben & Jerry’s has a new flavor: Dulce Delish. But how does it match up against the popular
Häagen-Dazs flavor Dulce de Leche?

I was excited to do this comparison because I recently ate a dessert at a snazzy restaurant that featured legit dulce de leche: Carmelized plaintains in a crepe with cajeta and raspberry sauce. Somehow this fusion of flavors created a Dr. Pepper-esque sensation. So when I bought these flavors, I also bought some raspberry syrup.

Ben & Jerry’s Dulce Delish

  • More bitter
  • The dark caramel has a taste resembling cajeta, goat’s milk caramel
  • Much heavier
  • The raspberry syrup created flavor combat with the negatives of each flavor showing.

Häagen-Dazs Dulce de Leche
  • Sweeter
  • Caramel on caramel
  • Lighter
  • Raspberry syrup was good on the Häagen-Dazs. The flavors fused a little.
Conclusion: Ben & Jerry’s may offer the more unique flavor, but to me it was not enjoyable to eat. Go with the lighter Häagen-Dazs variety.

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