Guam Diner Bytes: Haagen-Dazs

by Ken Stewart
The Guam Food Guy

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. “I can resist everything except temptation.” In this case the temptation is the irresistible Haagen-Dazs store located at the lobby entrance to the Fiesta Resort and Spa! Yes, I was caught trying to walk by this shop after stuffing myself silly at the World Cafe’s lunch buffet. I stopped in to see if they had anything new and and soon found myself in a world of “ultra premium temptation”! I did have in mind to re-visit a new product I’d seen a few months back at the Chocolate Festival. These were the Macaroon Melts, which I’d sampled at the event held in the Outrigger. These are one of the better versions of macaroons I’ve had as they are not nearly as sweet as most “cookie” macaroons are. These are primarily ice cream and come in several flavors (Cookies & Cream, Strawberry, Green Tea, Macadamia Nut, Chocolate, & Vanilla). True to their name, as you eat these they simply “melt” in your mouth! These sell for $2 each. The Dine In set cost $12, and the take-out set is $22 (8 pcs. In a special container).

One of the many new things (new to me) was their Creamy Italian Soda which is available in several flavors (guava, lime, coconut, strawberry, watermelon, orange, and cherry). This is made with and ice cream scoop blended with San Pellegrino Sparkling Water and Monin syrup. I had the intention of leaving this shop unscathed however I was mesmerized by a poster showing what was described as “Strawberry & CREPE Pleasures”! Yes, the poster showed a Haagen-Dazs waffle cone and a Haagen-Dazs cup modeling a scoop of ice cream with a Chocolate- Dipped Strawberry and a crepe wrapping partially around the ice cream scoops. Well I did get to test drive one of these and was it ever delectable! It’s called exactly what it is - A Pleasure Cone ($8.50) for a single scoop of ice cream of your choice, and one topping (I had macadamia nuts). The waffle cone was dipped in chocolate and almonds, and it had a crepe (my ice cream choice was Rum Raisin. Mounted on top of the ice cream scoop was a large chocolate dipped strawberry! Talk about sweet and juicy! A paper parasol was stylishly perched above the entire creation. I know for sure that I got a few envious stares from other drivers as I licked my way back to the office!

*15% discount only at Fiesta location for locals & military

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