should read the label more carefully next time

Philippines
April 2, 2013 7:41am CST
Hi myLotters! Last Easter Sunday my sister and I went to buy ice cream and was excited to see new flavors in store. We bought 2 different flavored ice cream that had a label stating a country's specialty and bought the one from Italy and France. The first that we tasted was Italian coffee affogato and we loved it instantly. Aside from the coffee flavor it kinda had bits of nuts but I'm not sure because it was dark brown and it didn't indicate in the label. Anyway it tasted so good that I told my sister to try the other flavor. So we did and I got confused with the taste. It wasn't until I grabbed the container and read the label "French salted caramel"... What?! I've never heard of such. I was disappointed and I made sure that we finished the salted caramel first and save the best for the last. How did we NOT read the "salted" in the label... Now I know that there is a salted ice cream. ^_^ So has anyone tried a salted caramel before and do you like it as a flavor for ice cream?
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14 responses
@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
2 Apr 13
Yes, we sometimes all jump and buy things without really looking. Be careful next time.
• Philippines
4 Apr 13
Next time we will, my sister actually liked it better than I did. The picture caught our attention and it was so good looking that we didn't bother reading the name.
• Mexico
4 Apr 13
That has happened to me several times. i bought a salsa in a jar last week. It was not my reg. one. it looked the same. I was lucky it was Good.
• India
7 Apr 13
though i have not tried salted caramel i have had similar experiences,i go to an ice cream parlor and i order stuff at random as i want to taste new things and like this i have come across many ice cream varieties and some of them were very good but the remaining were pretty bad and a bit of a waste,but hey every one of them proved to be different and i found a few favorites in them so all's good
• Philippines
8 Apr 13
That's good for you. At least you were able to find your new favorites through all those waste.
@atv818 (1988)
• United Arab Emirates
6 Apr 13
That's funny because I tasted French Salted Caramel before and it wasn't quite as bad. Not very good as well but it can stop the craving for ice cream for a day or two. "Tasting good is in the tongue of the beholder." ^_^
• Philippines
8 Apr 13
I know, the taste was bearable that's why we were able to finish it.
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
4 Apr 13
Hi, salted caramel? I have never heard that kind of flavour too but we used to add a bit of salt to any kind of food so the taste more delicious
• Philippines
8 Apr 13
Yes we also add salt to taste but only on food we cook and not in ice creams.
@Adval2013 (438)
3 Apr 13
Everytime I go to the grocery to buy food items (and even non-food that is made up of mixed up ingredients or chemicals), it has become my habit to see the label and it's been like for the longest time..I mean since the world has become so crazily dangerous already for existence due to so many threats to our health. The labels will show inredients that are not healthy for someone with a particular illness, hence, should not be placed in your grocery cart. Also, you get to see in the labels where the item was made. Bottomline is, we need to be extra careful these days. Looking at the labels can only take a few seconds of our time. And no, I haven't tried salted ice cream. I will not try any of that if ever I see in the label that it has salt in it, I tend to become hypertensive and salt is one thing I avoid.
• Philippines
8 Apr 13
I know that for some they need to be careful of what they eat because either they are allergic to some ingredients or not all packaging says the truth or it's deceiving sometimes. We need to be extra careful in reading the fine prints as well because we may like the label name and they do a great job in making it sound tasty.
@Angelpink (4022)
• Philippines
3 Apr 13
Oh my i thought all ice cream tasted sweet ! Haha there is an ice cream which tasted salty ? Wow ! How does it taste ? All i knew is the Salted eggs only now i know there is a salted ice cream. I need to taste that ! Thanks for telling me , now i realized so many things i need to know and discover.
• Philippines
8 Apr 13
It's tolerable, you're eating ice cream but not getting the same sense of sweetness. I love caramel and I know it's flavor so it was weird eating it. You should try it, some people might like the taste of it.
@Paper_Doll (2375)
• Philippines
3 Apr 13
I didn't know that there is a salted ice cream. Well, I don't think I will like that flavor so thank you for informing us that this flavor exists.
• Philippines
8 Apr 13
It's actually the caramel that's salted and mixed in the ice cream. The taste is not really awful, I'll describe it as "confusing".
• Canada
2 Apr 13
Hi giggles oh that is too bad their is nothing worse than having your mouth water for something only to find it was not what you wanted. I would of done the same thing had the worse one first and save the best for last.
• Philippines
8 Apr 13
We had no choice and we didn't want to throw it and waste it so we made sure that the last impression was better.
@Raine38 (9193)
• United States
2 Apr 13
I've never had ice cream like that, but I had sea salted caramel latte from Starbucks and it was really good. I bet it couldn't be that bad if you were able to finish it. Although I can understand the disappointment as maybe you are not ready for it and you could have chosen something else that you would have wanted more.
• Philippines
4 Apr 13
Yes the disappointment because we were planning to get a different flavor. It was the label's picture that got us to buy it. Oh well we did finish it anyway because it was ice cream.
@tehpau (340)
• Malaysia
2 Apr 13
This is the first time I hear about salted ice-cream. I don't usually buy ice-cream in a tub because it will take a long time for me to finish one tub. Ice-cream does not taste so good after we took some out and put it back in the freezer. Don't you agree? It turns a bit icy. Anyway, I will look out for that salted ice-cream the next time I go to the supermarket. The weirdest ice-cream flavor I had come across is the wasabi (Japanese green mustard) ice-cream.
• Philippines
4 Apr 13
Maybe it's a delicacy in France, the salted-caramel. I think it depends on the quality of ice cream that makes it icy whenever it's been refreeze. I've noticed that the cheaper ice cream does become icy when it's restored in the freezer. Maybe the creamier the ice cream the less icy because the creaminess will just hold together when it's back in the freezer (I'm not sure). There were instances that we bought a very icy almost like popsicle ice cream that was a waste of our money. It wasn't kept properly by the store so the quality went down.
• Philippines
2 Apr 13
Lol. At least you were able to taste it. If you read it before then maybe you would never have the chance to have a try on this exotic ice cream. Have you tried wasabi flavored ice cream? If you are Asian, then you must have had a bite already. Too much reading on labels would stop you from the great food adventure. If you have allergies then be very cautious. People die from accidentally eating the most minimum amount of nuts on a tiny cookie.
• Philippines
4 Apr 13
Yeah we were still able to finish it despite the odd taste. I guess the fact that it's still an ice cream and creamy made us eat it. Yes I've heard of wasabi ice cream but I haven't tasted it yet. There's also a chili ice cream and the color is pink. I wonder which one tastes better. I agree that we wouldn't take the risk sometimes to try new things so I guess that was okay and thankfully I'm not allergic to anything.
3 Apr 13
yes we must always carefull in any case
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
3 Apr 13
Really? I am not buying salted ice cream ever.
• United States
3 Apr 13
I honestly don't like it. They should throw that nasty ingredients away.