Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Sweet Mother... it's DELICIOUS!

A few months ago, the Food Network was showing some contest where people were competing for a new Häagen-Dazs flavor. The Farm Boy and I watched it somewhat half-heartedly... we weren't really all that into it. At first.

The more we watched, the more we couldn't stop watching. It's kind of like that scene in Tommy Boy when the Carpenters song, Superstar,* comes on the radio... and neither Richard nor Tommy really wants to switch to another radio station. In the next scene, they're both singing their hearts out:

"Don't you remember you told me you loved me baby!
You said you'd be coming back this way again maybe!
Baby, baby, baby, baby, awww baby!
I lo--oove you! I really do!"

Ah, but I digress. So, Farm Boy and I are watching this Häagen-Dazs show, both of us saying to the other that it would be okay if the other changed the channel... but not really meaning it.

The flavor that I wanted to win didn't win. Funny how I thought I'd know which flavor would be best... just by watching it on tv. Puh-leeze. I don't even remember which flavor I was rooting for.. it might have been cannoli, but I honestly don't even remember.

Anyway, as I was shopping yesterday, I walked past the ice cream aisle and noticed I was in the Häagen-Dazs section. I looked to see if the winning flavor was there... and it was. So, I thought, "what the hell. I'll buy it and try some."

The flavor is called Sticky Toffee Pudding.

And... Holy Frozen Mouth-Watering Delight, Batman! It's SCRUMPTIOUS. You should try it.

*I know, there are a lot of links in this one... but this one is a YouTube video of Karen Carpenter singing this song. If you can get past the 70s hair and dress... that girl could SING.


Stinkypaw said...

That does sound yummy! But we're a bit behind here for new flavours... unfortunately!

wire said...
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wire said...

Häagen-Dazs - more like Häagen-Doesn't... in Australia at least.

-R- said...

I don't know what Sticky Toffee is, but it sounds soooo good!

Guinness_Girl said...

OMG! I had that this weekend and it was awesome. AWESOME, I tell ya.

Paisley said...

Thanks! Now I want ice cream and it is only 8:30 am.


hannah said...

I had that right after it came out about a month ago!!!! Deeee-licious.

Although, I was really pulling for the Canoli flavored one. I think that would be borderline amazing.

Juliness said...

Ok, totally unrelated to your post but I had to stop by and say AMEN to your comments on JN's site. You have a great grasp on "normal" and how very crazy it is to strive for constant happiness.

I'll be back!

MiMaw said...

Thanks! Now I want some Sticky Toffee NOW!
My Polish Prince absolutely adored Karen Carpenter and is still heart-broken at her death. What a set of vocal pipes!

don't call me MA'AM said...

stinkypaw: I'd bet you could order it online. Mmmm... yummy!

wire: see? that's just ANOTHER reason for you to come visit us here in the states!

-r-: the best thing about it is that it is the British idea of pudding (more cake-like) than the American idea (more Bill Cosby/Jello pudding-like). It's heaven. That's all I can say.

gg: Yes! I'm glad you like it, too!

paisley: how many times do I have to tell you? You're pregnant. Use that as an excuse for everything! Want ice cream at 8:30am? No problem. You're pregnant! ;-)

hannah: I think that's the one I was pulling for, too. We have a lot of gelato bars here who have cannoli gelato. Yummo!

juliness: Thank you! And welcome!

mimaw: I learned to sing from Karen Carpenter... long distance, of course. I'd play her records all the time when I was a little girl and just sing my heart out with her!

othur-me said...

Karen Carpenter and Sticky Toffee Pudding Ice Cream.

Now there's a web search you'll never see!

don't call me MA'AM said...

othur-me: only because all the freaks looking for MR. HANKY are still coming to my blog about 20 times a week. But thanks for the laugh. :-)

Monkey said...

Like I really needed to know about this! I thought ice cream got as good as it could with the Aztec flavor this summer. Now I'll be FORCED to get some to see if you are right..... Damn!

don't call me MA'AM said...

monkey: Yay! I'll be interested to see what you think of it!

goldennib said...

Karen Carpenter had one of the most beautiful voices. I loves ice cream.

Anonymous said...

My very first album was The Carpenters "The Singles." I was in 3rd grade and had just come home from the hospital after a bout of pneumonia. When your kid nearly dies and all she wants is an album - even if your Southern Baptist heart believes such hippie music to be evil - by God, you buy her that album. (And yeah, that girl could SING.)

don't call me MA'AM said...

goldennib: true, so true.

tammara: the Carpenters were evil hippie music? Wow. I wonder what they thought of "A Taste of Honey." ;-)