Last Updated on August 16, 2019 by Michael Brockbank
Looking for a good non-dairy alternative to ice cream? Recently, I gave the Häagen-Dazs non-dairy Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge a try. And it was quite a bit better than I thought it would be.
Especially considering how I was never really a fan of anything non-dairy in the past. However, my opinions on it have changed greatly thanks to this product.
What Is Häagen-Dazs Non-Dairy Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge?
What prompted me to start looking into non-dairy products is the fact that I suffer from plaque psoriasis. And one of the things that makes psoriasis flare up are dairy products. [note]National Psoriasis Foundation – https://www.psoriasis.org/about-psoriasis/types/plaque[/note] [note]WebMD – https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/psoriasis/psoriasis-avoid-foods#1[/note]
The Häagen-Dazs non-dairy alternative is made with water, coconut oil and sunflower oil among other ingredients. And because there is no milk, it might be worth checking into for those who need to stay away from dairy.
Another aspect of this Häagen-Dazs non-dairy ice cream is the fact that I’m still looking for a good peanut butter frozen dessert. While I’ve come across some that were almost perfect, I am still looking and testing many brands.
And should this help keep psoriasis flare-ups down while satisfying my hunger for peanut butter ice cream, all the better.
Why Should You Want Häagen-Dazs Non-Dairy Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge?
Like I mentioned, the primary reason to try this product is the prospect of a non-dairy alternative to traditional ice cream. Whether you’re lactose intolerant or have other physical conditions which limit dairy use, this product serves its purpose. [note]Mayo Clinic – https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lactose-intolerance/symptoms-causes/syc-20374232[/note]
Not only that, but it seems Häagen-Dazs puts in more effort to create a superior product.
Good Peanut Butter Taste
I’m a big fan of peanut butter in any form. And I can say the flavor in the Häagen-Dazs non-dairy product was better than some of the cheaper brands I’ve tried. I would have liked more peanut butter in each serving, but it still has a great taste.
Great Fudge Taste
One thing that stood out prominently for me was the chocolate fudge. It’s reminiscent of a fudge ripple ice cream, only the chocolate is dense with excellent flavor. It almost made up for having less peanut butter in my opinion.
Unlike some of the lite ice creams I’ve had in the past, the Häagen-Dazs non-dairy dessert has a nice, smooth texture and overall taste. It wasn’t like licking frozen water. A few times, I completely forgot it was non-dairy.
This product is gluten-free for those who keep an eye on such things. Then again, a lot of ice cream and other frozen desserts are gluten-free as well. So if you’re watching your intake, this might be something to consider.
What Kind of Health Benefits Are In It?
Don’t mistake non-dairy for superior health factors. Just because it’s not made with milk, doesn’t mean it’s any lower in calories. In reality, it’s about on par with traditional ice cream in terms of nutritional value.
This isn’t saying the Häagen-Dazs non-dairy ice cream is terrible according to health value. Just make sure you eat it as sparingly as you would any other type of ice cream.
About Average Calories
The number of calories in each serving of Häagen-Dazs non-dairy Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge is about average compared to other products. It’s a bit heavier than what I’d like in a regular product on my shopping list.
About Average Sodium
Like the calorie count, the sodium content of the Häagen-Dazs non-dairy ice cream is about par for the course as well. Sitting at 220mg per serving, it’s still lower than many other types of snacks on the market, though.
A bit of Iron Content
Because of the chocolate fudge in this product, you’ll get a bit of iron. Each serving delivers about 6% of your daily value. It’s quite a small amount, but at least it’s more than just eating sugar.
A Bit of Protein
Each serving of this Häagen-Dazs non-dairy product delivers about 4g of protein. This is most likely due to the peanut butter and perhaps a few other ingredients. So it’s not devoid of nutritional value, but there’s better snacks out there for protein.
Will It Work to Help Lose Weight?
Although this product is non-dairy, it’s still laden with lots of sugars and carbs. According to the label, you’re looking at 36g of carbohydrates in each serving.
Which means eating the whole pint in one sitting may be bad for any diet.
Part of this is thanks to the 22g of sugars in each serving.
Now, it’s possible to still lose weight when eating Häagen-Dazs non-dairy Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge. Just make sure your properly portion the servings out and snack responsibly.
Then again, it’s up to your diet plan. If you’re on something more restrictive, such as keto or paleo diets, this is definitely not on the list of what you can eat.
Where Can You Get Häagen-Dazs Non-Dairy Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge?
I bought my container of this product at the local Safeway. However, I’ve seen it in stores like Walmart as well. Essentially, it’s an ice cream product and often accompanies any store that carries Häagen-Dazs.
The only real downside is how much more expensive this frozen dessert is compared to alternatives. If I remember right, I spent nearly twice what I normally would on ice cream in general.
At Walmart, it runs about $3.88 per pint. Which isn’t all that bad. However, that breaks down to about $1.11 per serving. And I don’t really like to spend as much as a single snack as I do on my meals.
Then again, this is Häagen-Dazs…which is often more expensive than cheaper brands. I suppose in this case, you definitely get what you pay for.
What’s the Bottom Line?
In the end, it all boils down to pricing and health value for myself. The Häagen-Dazs non-dairy Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge dessert probably isn’t going to be a common addition to my shopping list because of these two factors.
However, it is a great product with a nice, smooth texture and taste. And although I probably won’t buy it again for a few months, it was definitely worth trying at least once.
Now if Häagen-Dazs can make a non-dairy, lite version with fewer calories, that might be something I’d buy regularly. The search continues…[template id=”3591″]