Japan Does It Better 20: Häagen Dazs Crispy Sandwich

JDIB, Häagen-Dazs Crispy SandwichOh Häagen-Dazs Cookies & Cream Crispy Sandwich…how I miss you! This is another one of those American-like snacks that is exclusive to Japan. (But if anyone wants to start a letter writing campaign with me so we can get them over here…I have my stamps ready!)

The Häagen-Dazs Crispy Sandwich is an ice cream sandwich made with ice cream (in this case cookies & cream which is, in my opinion, the best!) coated in a hard shell and sandwiched between two crispy wafers. The wafers taste kind of like an ice cream cone, but they are thinner. They add a nice crunch and texture, but not a ton of taste which allows you to focus on the yummy ice cream and coating. The Crispy Sandwich takes the ice cream sandwich to a whole new level…so good. So very good.

Crispy Sandwiches can be found at just about any convenience store, which makes them waaaaay too easy to eat every day. (Not that anyone is guilty of eating one every day during her two week trip or anything…) I tried the plain vanilla and the special spring sakura versions, but truthfully, cookies & cream wins. I’ve read about a green tea version and will make it my mission to find one during our next trip.

Tastier ice cream sandwiches…another reason Japan Does It Better!

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4 thoughts on “Japan Does It Better 20: Häagen Dazs Crispy Sandwich

  1. juliamonroe says:

    We just returned from three weeks in Tokyo. I didn’t get to try that crispy ice cream sandwich. It sure looks good. But I did have a taste of Haagen Dazs seasonal Rose Ice Cream. Oh my goodness, really rose! Wow. I sure wish Haagen Dazs would get more creative in the US. That rose ice cream was amazing.

  2. hOhmaigahhhhh I love these so much!!! I guess I arrived in Japan almost a month after you tried this variety, so maybe the flavors had rotated already. I never saw this one, but kept running into a caramel one, chestnut, I think I saw a mango one, but my all-time fave was the choco-berry one. It was the first one I tried and remained the best!

    • kimberly ah says:

      Yes! The cookies & cream seems to be discontinued 😦 I like all of the others, too! There just seems to be something so tasty about that crunchy shell and the crispy sandwich!

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