Ice cream and yogurt!

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One of the first things I wanted to try as soon as I got to Japan was Haagen-dazs’s special edition Rose and Sakura (cherry blossom) ice creams! Here is their official website: click

Haagen-dazs Japan is under completely different management than in other countries and releases a lot more different and seasonal flavors for the Japanese market, and the flavor is better in my opinion! The first one I tried was rose since that’s one of my favorite flavors! It did not disappoint me.

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They added lots of fruity elements to round out the perfumey nature of rose and keep it from becoming too overwhelming. I checked the ingredient list and it included lemon and cherry juice, and raspberry and plum puree, yum! The top of the ice cream was covered in a liquid sauce but I was too excited to eat it and forgot to take a picture.

The next night I tried the sakura version!

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It was really good but more mild than the rose. Traditionally cherry leaves are used to wrap mochi and it has a particular flowery plus salty flavor which they referenced here, but also added some light perfume and fruitiness. I preferred the rose since it’s a more in your face flavor.

Here is that tasty sauce on top.

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I really love Japanese yogurt! Somehow it’s much more delicious than American kinds which have a chalky or bitter aspect to them. I tried this yogurt called Satine.

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It’s made by Pierre Herme, famous in Japan for his/their brand of macarons! So of course I had to try it. The texture was very interesting – foamy and frothy – and it contained little bits of passion fruit, orange, and mango. I really liked it!

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4 thoughts on “Ice cream and yogurt!

  1. Lol had you even unpacked before you tucked in?! I’ve gotten a little addicted to the Sakura one myself…but soon it will stop and I’ll be lost!
    Welcome back!x

  2. Charlie

    Omg Pierre Hermé yoghurt?! When I lived in France there was Pierre Hermé muesli with rose petals and raspberries that cost an absolute bomb, but I never saw yoghurt!

    (Also mmm rose ice cream…)

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