Nestlé USA, Oakland, Calif., expanded its Haagen-Dazs brand to include Haagen-Dazs Gelato, made Madagascar vanilla, Brazilian coffee, San Francisco sea salt, Oregon cherries and South African lemons, among other fine ingredients.
"Leisurely strolls through the piazza at dusk, an appreciation of centuries-old craftsmanship and a love of food that borders on obsession, these are the essential Italian moments we had in mind when creating Haagen-Dazs Gelato," says Cady Behles, brand manager. "As the first super premium national brand to offer gelato, we wanted to make sure we got every detail exactly right by providing those who know and love our brand with the perfect expression of the Italian experience."
Haagen-Dazs Gelato will be available nationwide beginning April and will feature the following flavors:
Stracciatella Gelato—Inspired by the Italian classic, Stracciatella gently folds rich chocolaty shavings into smooth, sweet cream gelato.
Sea Salt Caramel Gelato—Rich in flavor, Sea Salt Caramel blends ribbons of sea salt caramel into creamy caramel gelato.
Dark Chocolate Chip Gelato—Decadent and creamy, Dark Chocolate Chip is a perfect blend of bittersweet chocolaty chips in dark chocolate gelato.
Vanilla Bean Gelato—Elegant in flavor, Vanilla Bean is a blend of rich and creamy vanilla gelato with flecks of vanilla beans.
Cappuccino Gelato—Bold and complex, Cappuccino is a blend of cappuccino and sweet cream gelato.
Limoncello Gelato—Sweet and zesty, Limoncello is a blend of creamy lemon gelato with vodka.
Black Cherry Amaretto Gelato—Delightfully creamy, Black Cherry Amaretto is a blend of black cherries with amaretto, an Italian liqueur.
Each flavor will be available in 14-ounce cartons for a suggested retail price of $4.79. Sea Salt Caramel Gelato and Vanilla Bean Gelato will also be available in 3.6-ounce cups for a suggested retail price of $1.49.