Jun
21
2009

Not This Sorbet

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I haven't written a Best Thing Ever in a while because I haven't really found anything worthy of the title---ah! malaise!---and also because perhaps this Best Thing Ever malarkey is getting just a little old. I mean, can one be so relentlessly upbeat about new discoveries all the time? I think one cannot. Especially when one is planning a wedding with every spare millisecond of one's time. Hey, you know what would be the Best Thing Ever? IF ALL THE VENDORS I'VE EMAILED WOULD ACTUALLY GET BACK TO ME FOR ONCE. 

And so I thought you know what, instead of Best Thing Ever, there should be a page wherein I detail new things I've discovered that should have been the Best Thing Ever, but were instead.....Pretty Much The Most Mediocre Thing Ever. Or, in extreme cases, Things That Honestly Really Just Suck. And first up in this category is this disgusting sorbet I bought on Friday night in an attempt to simultaneously a) celebrate the impending weekend and b) still fit into my wedding dress in September. (Don't worry, I also bought a pint of Dulce de Leche ice cream as well, which came in handy when the sorbet proved to be horrible. Probably won't help with fitting into the wedding dress in September, though.)

I had high hopes for this Haagen-Dasz Brazilian Acai Berry sorbet, Internet. Brazilian Acai berry!, I thought. That sounds fun! After all, I like other Brazilian things, like Havaiana flipflops and The Girl From Ipanema played on an acoustic guitar, and I also like berries, so what could go wrong? Well, as it turns out: plenty.

This sorbet is just....gross. I don't know how else to describe it. The flavor---if it can even be called a flavor---is weak and cardboardy. No, worse than cardboardy: it's wet cardboardy. The texture is gritty and strange and, really, the only redeeming feature of this sorbet is that it's a pretty purple color, but come on, I want to eat my dessert, not decorate my house with it.

Thank goodness for that pint of Dulce de Leche.

18 Comments

1
Barmaiden
Jun 22, 2009

That sorbet is gross! I thought I was the only one who thought so! I feel so much better...

2
loonytick
Jun 22, 2009

I haven't tried that sorbet, but I can honestly say that I haven't liked anything I've tried with acai or goji berries.

3
Monica
Jun 22, 2009

I know.. I hated it too, which is funny, since Hagan Daz usually is my downfall. I will recomend the new "FIFE" ice cream, which according to them, its all natural crafted with only five ingredients and it has less fat! I love it, its super creamy. I highly recommend it. And I promise, you will still fit in the dress!

4
NGS
Jun 22, 2009

One month after we got married, a place we had considered for the reception site FINALLY called me back. They left a voice mail on my phone exactly eight months after I had originally contacted them for information. So I totally hear you on vendors NOT RETURNING PHONE CALLS. How crazy making for you!

Go Dulce de Leche!!

5
Kitty
Jun 22, 2009

How did they manage to ruin sorbet? That is a crime beyond all reason.

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theambershow
Jun 22, 2009

OH MY GOSH I LOVE THIS STUFF! It reminds me of berries and earl grey tea. I even liked the slightly gritty texture.

7
Nothing But Bonfires
Jun 22, 2009

I should ship it to you in dry ice.

8
Teej
Jun 22, 2009

Best thing ever and can never find since moving to Vancouver is Indiana Kettlecorn Crispy Crunchy Sweet & Salty - red bag. My friend who is also British says it's just like popcorn from England. Apparently you guys find it weird to eat buttered popcorn and always eat it sweet. So this might be the treat for you.

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Kate
Jun 22, 2009

Oh, if only you had written this a month ago. I seriously spent a good ten minutes in the freezer section at my grocery store debating between my usual Haagen-Dasz Raspberry sorbet which I know I love OR the New!Exciting!Purple!Superspecialfancy Brazilian Acai Berry sorbet. Sadly, I chose wrong. That stuff was such a disappointment. I'm still a little bitter about it...

10
alison
Jun 26, 2009

Acai berries are all the rage in Japan right now, and I have no idea why. Acai smoothies, acai sorbet, acai juice... it's just not good. When will this country discover the humble yet delicious cranberry!?

Sorry, got kind of carried away there. I had high hopes for the acai berry - before I tried it, anyway.

11
Mary Richardson
Jun 27, 2009

Speaking of dulce de leche ice cream, I just figured out how to make a super simple homemade version. I live in Japan, and it's hard to find it there. Seriously, check out my link-- it's amazingly easy and delicious.

It's too bad about the acai sorbet. I used to buy the imported frozen packets of acai puree in the states and mix with yogurt, bananas,and granola. THAT was good.

12
metalia
Aug 04, 2009

I HATE THAT SORBET! I, too, thought it would be a fun treat, but learned the hard way that it tasted like old, assy perfume. With a sandy texture. MMM!! (So glad I'm not alone on that.)

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Mega Moolah Game
Sep 04, 2009

Yeah, SORBET isn't natural. It has a lot of additions that can influence significantly on your health

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Nov 09, 2009

You know it is very nice that you unlike the majority can feel it. You know people enjoy the fruit when there is no taste or flavour in it, they don't feel the artificual additives in othe food and it is very sad. Maybe the bad quality of some things is explained by their import. You know there is a very nice book at the book search engine http://pdf.rapid4me.com by the British news editor who made a research about the origin of all the stuff we use. It is very interesting.

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