Haagen-Dazs vegetable ice cream flavors to debut in Japan

Haagen-Dazs Japan has announced plans to sell two Haagen-Dazs Japan has announced plans to sell two vegetable-flavored ice creams in Japan on May 12, 2014. Photo Credit: Haagen-Dazs/Facebook

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In a new experiment that is sure to get kids to eat their veggies, global ice cream maker Haagen-Dazs announced plans to sell two vegetable-flavored ice creams in Japan next month.

The "Spoon Vege" flavors, Tomato Cherry and Carrot Orange, listed as containing 8.5% milk fat, according to a press release translated from the Japanese by Rocketnews24.com. That's just more than half of what a normal pint of Haagen-Dazs typically has, according to the release.

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Slated for release on May 12 in Japan, the company has made no mention in its U.S. press center of any plans to try the flavors in the U.S.

That said, with a growing number of Americans taking up juicing, chances are there would be plenty of interest in a healthier alternative to the typical fatty ice cream.

If Japanese consumers vote favorably with their wallets though, parents in the U.S. might soon have another tool in their back pockets to steer their kids to slightly healthier options for treats.

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