Translated by Sandy Lau
Green Tea Bliss! Häagen-Dazs Matcha Ensemble Crispy Sandwich
Written by MATCHA-PR
Enjoy the deep flavor and aroma of matcha green tea through a new ice cream dessert! Häagen-Dazs Japan releases the limited-edition Matcha Ensemble Crispy Sandwich on May 12, 2020. It's the perfect chance to savor multiple green tea flavors in one delicious matcha ice cream!
Entirely Matcha! A New and Surprising Ice Cream Dessert
Attention, matcha green tea lovers! Häagen-Dazs Japan releases the Matcha Ensemble, a new limited-edition crispy sandwich ice cream dessert, on May 12, 2020.
The standout feature of this crispy sandwich is that every part of it contains green tea! The matcha ice cream contains green-tea flavored cookie chips and is covered in a matcha-flavored chocolate coating. The ice cream is sandwiched between two crispy wafers that are also infused with green tea. The result is a variety of matcha flavors and textures in one delicious dessert.
We introduce the features of the Matcha Ensemble Crispy Sandwich along with a review by MATCHA's staff.
A Matcha-Flavored Crispy Sandwich Delight
Open the packaging and you'll find a crispy sandwich in the unmistakeable hue of matcha green tea. The distinctive aroma of matcha wafts into the air, making you want to try it right away. Cut the dessert in half and you'll notice the matcha cookies hidden inside the ice cream.
Of course, the outer coating is also green tea-flavored. The wafers have a distinctive soft green color.
Matchan, MATCHA’s mascot character, is the same color!
When it comes to Häagen-Dazs and green tea, many people will think of the GREEN TEA mini cup ice cream, a staple product that has so many fans around the world! Another product that comes to mind is the Green Tea Crème Brulee (Japanese), a limited-edition crispy sandwich that was released in 2019.
However, the Matcha Ensemble Crispy Sandwich varies in that all of its parts contain matcha. It is a chance to taste the versatility of green tea through all the different flavor degrees and textures––in one dessert! We asked MATCHA's editors to describe its taste.
So Much Matcha! This Is Bliss!
Our taste tester this time was Ramona, one of our editors. Once we told her that this would be a matcha-filled ice cream dessert, she quickly decided to pose under our company's logo in the office! After all, when we think of “Japanese flavors,” matcha green tea is one of the first that comes to mind, right?
“Matcha is used in so many ways in drinks and sweets and it always tastes differently, but this one dessert contains several matcha flavors!” commented Ramona. Rich-tasting ice cream, a subtly sweet coating, and bittersweet cookies—the Matcha Ensemble packs various matcha flavor profiles all into a single ice cream dessert.
She remarked on the matcha cookies in the ice cream: “The moist, soft texture of cookies in the velvety ice cream are a delightful surprise!”
Matchan kept peeking into our photo session. The Matcha Ensemble probably caught her eye.
The limited-edition Matcha Ensemble Crispy Sandwich will be available for purchase from May 12, 2020, at supermarkets, convenience stores, and department stores in Japan. Don’t miss out on this dessert and its fully satisfying Japanese green tea flavor!
Photos by Monami I
Sponsored by Häagen-Dazs Japan, Incorporated.