Yesterday was a rather difficult day after such a big weekend. Rather than focus on the difficulty of a day filled with grumpy, obstinate kids, crying baby, sick dog, and spitting-up/puking baby, I'm going to tell you about one of my newest food loves. :)
Several months to a year ago, Andrew and I watched a fascinating show about the creation of a new Haagan Dazs ice cream flavor. We watched with interest each step of the intense process. The show was actually a competition between various individuals. The winning combination? A flavor I had never heard of - Sticky Toffee Pudding. Ever since then, we've talked about trying the ice cream or at least trying the British dessert.
Recently, I attended a lovely English/Jane Austen themed shower (hosted by Heather) for my sister and one of the goodies was sticky toffee pudding. Let me just say, it was love at first taste! I'm not typically a big fan of dates (the fruit :)) but they were delectable in this dessert! OH MY GOODNESS...it was sooo good.
Then a couple of weeks ago, Andrew surprised me by bringing home a pint of Haagan Dazs Sticky Toffee Pudding ice cream. Friends, never have I tasted such deliciousness. Neither of us has stopped thinking about how wonderful it was. It totally deserved to be the winner of the competition and no other ice cream can even compare (and I should know - I love ice cream!).
Oh happy day when I met Sticky Toffee Pudding! Whether the dessert or the ice cream, my first tastes were definitely not my last. My food life will be forever changed for the better. :)
On a side note, should you decide to splurge on this completely-splurge-worthy icecream, do yourself a huge favor and avoid looking at the calorie count. :) Just enjoy and walk a little extra the next day - you won't be sorry, I promise! Oh and just to clarify - I didn't eat a pint by myself. :)