Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream – My New Indulgence

Sadly, Haagen-Dazs has decided to close their operations here in the Philippines.  Click here to read more.

I’ve been wanting to try Haagen-Dazs ice cream for months now and it was only last September that I finally had a taste of their luscious ice cream. The idea came to me ’cause I was having a really rough day and I needed something to boost my mood. And, so, with my brother accompanying me, we decided to finally head out to Häagen-Dazs in SM Mall of Asia to try their ice cream.

Haagen-Dazs in SM Mall of Asia - CertifiedFoodies.com

Some may be a li’l intimidated to try Haagen-Dazs’ ice cream. I can’t really blame them because, first, the name is hard to pronounce. Hahaha. Seriously. I can’t really pinpoint where the name Häagen-Dazs originated, but this brand of ice cream was established by two Polish entrepreneurs back in the 60’s.

Another reason why most people I know haven’t tried Häagen-Dazs ice cream is because of the price, that you need a high-paying finance job to afford their ice cream. They’re really expensive, even for me who don’t usually care about the price as long as the food is great. So, that very first time in September that I got to try their world-famous ice cream, it took me a bit longer to decide on what to order ’cause I forgot to withdraw money from my ATM account (hahaha). Good thing one of their staff gave us their menu so we can decide on what to order within my budget. Oh, I love their menu! I wanted to take them home with me! *LOL*

Haagen-Dazs menu - CertifiedFoodies.com

I also love the ambiance inside their store. Their staff were also very friendly. The guy at the counter even offered to take our photos, but I declined ’cause I looked like a mess after what transpired the night before. Anyway, their staff who was waiting on us to order was very patient and even suggested a couple of things we should try. I so wanted to try their Fondue, but I was afraid my bro and I won’t be able to finish everything since we’re planning on having dinner later.

Waiting on our Haagen-Dazs ice cream - CertifiedFoodies.com

After I saw a post from another blogger about Haagen-Dazs Fondue, I’ve vowed to order that next time we head over to Haagen-Dazs. Well, after we’ve claimed our free scoops, that is.

Ice Cream Flavor Choices at Haagen-Dazs - CertifiedFoodies.com

There are a lot of choices of frozen delights on Haagen-Dazs menu. But, we prefer to just have a taste of the flavors we wanted so we ended up with ordering a scoop each of 3 of their best sellers – Belgian Chocolate, Strawberry and Macadamia Nut. The 3 scoops cost Php 420.

3 scoops of Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream - Strawberry, Belgian Chocolate and Macadamia Nut - CertifiedFoodies.com

The Belgian Chocolate was deliciously bitter. It’s creamy and really mouth-watering. The li’l bits of chocolate added texture and you couldn’t help, but close your eyes with every scoop. I tried to not devour the whole scoop of chocolate ’cause I was sharing it with my brother. *LOL*

A scoop of Haagen-Dazs Belgian Chocolate - CertifiedFoodies.com

The Strawberry also had bits of strawberry, as expected, and it’s not so sweet. I can say that Haagen-Dazs has the best strawberry-flavored ice cream I’ve ever tasted. I love it! The only traces left of our Haagen-Dazs ice cream - CertifiedFoodies.com

And, then, the Macadamia Nut. The guy at the counter kept on telilng us it’s their best seller. I had second thoughts about ordering it ’cause I really don’t like food mixed with nuts. I’m glad I decided to choose it among our 3 flavors ’cause it was really good! No wonder a lot of people are raving about it.

Kien and I won a free scoop each of Haagen-Dazs when they had a promo on their Facebook page, My Indulgence. We haven’t redeemed them yet. We’ve got until December 21st to do so. If you’re like us who were fans of Haagen-Dazs on Facebook on or before September 30, 2010, then, you’re qualified to redeem your own free scoop. For more details, click here. That page includes information on where you can redeem your free scoop from anywhere in the Philippines.

Haagen-Dazs store in SM Mall of Asia - CertifiedFoodies.com

I can’t wait to enjoy another scoop or two of Haagen-Dazs ice cream. I’m planning on bringing my family so we could share their Fondue. Though I’m not a fan of their prices (it’s just too expensive!), from time-to-time, it feels good to indulge ourselves, especially during times when you need a major pick-me-up.


Have you already enjoyed Haagen-Dazs’ ice cream?

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17 thoughts on “Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream – My New Indulgence”

      1. How can you justify those prices . I bought 2 ice creams in a box  69 gram each also at a price of 369 php each yes in a supermarket  .and to be telling you the trued it was melted by the time we where  eating it. love the magnums from Unilever  55 php each also 1 gram more weight .sorry Haagen -dazs you lost me being your customer. 

  1. wow, P420 for 3 scoops! that could be a gallon for selecta supreme, haha.

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    1. I know, right?!?! Hahahah. But, I really wanted to try their ice cream. I can’t really say it was worth the money, but it was really good and heavenly. Let’s just watch out for their next promos. 🙂

    1. Hahaha I know! I was just a li’l desperate for a pick-me-up that’s why I resorted to spending that much on Haagen-Dazs. Let’s just watch out for any promos! 🙂

    1. I agree! *LOL* But, I was really intrigued and it’s good to try new things once in a while, even if they’re that expensive It was heavenly and they have other items on their menu that might be of more within our budget. 🙂

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