“The Häagen-Dazs Dazzler is the ultimate portable three-scoop sundae!” boasts the online description. “We take three scoops of ice cream, add a layer of topping between each scoop and put it into a large cup for a sundae that is truly decadent.”
Just what we need: a large plastic cup filled with sugary, fatty ice cream layered with things like sugary, fatty cookie pieces, whipped cream, and hot fudge or caramel sauce that we can carry around the mall, swallowing calories as we shuffle along.
And not just a few. With the Banana Split, Mint Chip, or Rocky Road Dazzler, you can polish off 1,080 to 1,180 calories by the time you’re a dozen stores past the eatery. (If you order the Dulce Split Dazzler and its 1,340 calories, make sure you stop on your way out of the mall for some pants with an elastic waist.)
Are Dazzlers convenient or what? You get all your saturated fat for the next two days (44 grams) in one Mint Chip. A 10 oz. ribeye steak with a baked potato from Outback Steakhouse has about the same calories and saturated fat…if you top the potato with half a stick of butter.
The other Dazzlers chip in roughly 35 grams of saturated fat. And don’t forget the added sugar. (Apparently, Häagen-Dazs has. The company wouldn’t even tell us how much total—added plus naturally occurring—sugar is there.)
Can’t pass Häagen-Dazs by? Get the smallest size frozen yogurt or sorbet. It still has too much sugar, but at least the calories stop at about 150 per half cup.
Better yet: skip the phony-Scandinavian-name feedlot entirely.
Tell Häagen-Dazs what you think of their excessive sundae: (800) 767-0120 or visit haagendazs.com/Shops.
Other relevant links:
- Caffeine content of ice cream and yogurt. See: How Much Caffeine is in Ice Cream and Yogurt?
- Frozen yogurt has much less saturated fat, but watch the toppings. See: Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt?
- Stick to plain ice cream. See: Add Dipped Ice Cream and Cones to Your “What Not to Eat” List