Apr 21, 2014

Around the World: Haagen-Dazs Vegetable Ice Cream Coming to Japan

Perhaps as a step towards offering healthier indulgence, Haagen-Dazs is set to offer two flavors of vegetable ice cream over in Japan starting May 12, 2014.

Designated as the "Spoon Vege" line (because they will come in mini cups with a spoon), the flavors are Tomato Cherry and Carrot Orange.

Tomato Cherry's flavor comes made with a combination of cherry juice and tomato paste. By composition, it is 20% fruit juice and 8.5% milk fat (compared to 12 to 14% for the typical Haagen-Dazs ice cream).

Carrot Orange features a blend of concentrated carrot juice, orange juice concentrate, orange pulp, and orange peel. It has the same 8.5% milk fat but less concentrated juice at 5%.

According to RocketNews24, the flavors will come in 100mL (3.7oz) cups for 284 yen (~$2.80 US) each.

Considering that Dreyer's (which is owned by Nestle who also owns Haagen-Dazs) recently started offering fruit and vegetable frozen juice bars over here in the US, it's possible that we might see vegetable ice cream here in the near future.