The INSIDER Summary:
- We tried four major ice cream brands to find out which one tastes best.
- The brands we tried were: Haagen-Dazs, Ben & Jerry’s, Edy’s, and Breyers.
- We liked Haagen-Dazs the best because it was the most creamy and smooth, plus it had the truest and richest vanilla flavor.
- Ben & Jerry’s was a very close second, with Edy’s coming in third due to the fact that its texture lacked smoothness.
- We liked Breyers the least because it tasted bland compared to the other brands.
It’s always a good idea to keep an emergency ice cream carton in the freezer for those times that you want a scoop — or a whole pint.
But which brand is best?
We set out to answer that question by trying four major brands commonly found at the grocery store:
Ben & Jerry’s
Edy’s (also known as Dreyer’s)
Keep scrolling to find out which was best.
For consistency’s sake, we stuck with one basic flavor across all four brands: vanilla.
Breyers was the most expensive at $5.99 (but also the largest). Then came Häagen-Dazs at $5.49, then Ben and Jerry’s at $4.47. The cheapest was Edy’s at $3.99.
First up was Edy’s slow churned classic vanilla.
We had high hopes for this one because we figured that “slow churned” meant the ice cream would be extra creamy.
We were right about the creaminess. But the texture of the ice cream was just slightly off. It was a little more icy than smooth.
Next up was Häagen-Dazs vanilla bean.
After one bite we realized Häagen-Dazs was everything that we wanted in ice cream.
It was extremely creamy, the vanilla flavor was both strong and authentic, and the ice cream itself had a smooth texture.
We then moved on to Ben and Jerry’s vanilla.
Ben & Jerry’s is known for their somewhat wacky flavors, so we figured they could manage to make a good vanilla.
And they can. Although the ice cream wasn’t on par with Häagen-Dazs, it was still creamy, and we loved the vanilla flavor.
Our last contender was Breyers natural vanilla.
Breyers’ carton highlighted the fact that the ice cream was all natural and made without hormones.
Unfortunately, the taste just didn’t live up to the other brands. It wasn’t bad, but it was relatively bland and lacked the creaminess that the other ice creams boasted.
Häagen-Dazs was our top choice because of its creaminess and rich flavor, with Ben & Jerry’s coming in a close second. Edy’s came in third place due to the smoothness that was lacking in its texture, and Breyers came in last because it didn’t have as strong a taste compared to the other brands.
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