Häagen-Dazs Releases Flower Flavors

Rose and cherry blossom flavors announced for anniversary
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Häagen-Dazs is celebrating 30 years in Japan with two flower-flavored ice creams.

Among the ice cream brands in the grocery freezer, Häagen-Dazs trades more on a reputation for quality and deliciousness than bizarre or headline-making flavor combinations. But that doesn't mean they can't have a little fun once in a while. To commemorate the brand's 30th anniversary in Japan, its customers in Japan will get to celebrate with two special new flower flavors: Rose and Cherry Blossom.

According to Japan Today: "These new flavors, of course, make perfect sense flowers are ubiquitously present at celebrations, plus they make the packaging look pretty. Also, apparently flowers taste good."

Rose petals and cherry blossoms are both edible and impart a sweet, floral fragrance to food. Of course, the packaging is where the special flavors really win out. Both come in cute pink and white containers printed with either pink rose petals or cherry blossoms. The two flavors come slathered in either plum sauce or cherry and cherry blossom sauce. The company says they will both go on sale in Japan on February 3, 2014, and they sound like a pretty good way to celebrate spring.

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The flower-flavored ice creams have not been announced for the U.S. market, but check out some of our best flower recipes for some interesting ways to incorporate florals into your diet.