Mochi Green Tea Halo Top Ice Cream Review
Straight up, I am a pretty big fan of green tea. However, I don’t think I have ever had green tea iced cream, so this Mochi Green Tea Halo Top flavor will be an entirely new experience for me.
I am extremely excited to try this flavor because I am very curious how Halo Top could pull off the flavor of green tea in an ice cream. The ingredients lists “mochi dough” as one of the ingredients, which sounds like an interesting touch to an already interesting ice cream flavor.
As I open the pint, I am welcomed by a neon yellow color. I don’t spot any mochi dough pieces right off the bat, however after moving my spoon around searching, I instantly spot one. I take that first bite and I am very surprised. It tastes nothing like green tea to me. Absolutely nothing. It tastes incredibly perfumey if that makes sense. A floral lavender taste has a strong presence, which leads to a slight taste of honey afterwards. A very floral, bold, and sweet lavender taste is the best way to describe it.
You may thing this is a bad thing, however it’s actually pretty enjoyable. The pieces of mochi dough are add a wonderful twist to this ice cream. They are soft and chewy and also taste a bit floral. The texture of this ice cream is very smooth and melts in your mouth pretty fast, so these mochi dough pieces help add to the texture.
I’m still quite disappointed though. I totally bought this ice cream hoping it would taste like green tea. Although the end result is very enjoyable, I still am pretty bummed about it. The chunks of mochi dough balance the floral flavor pretty well but I’m still pretty pissed off. I’m gonna just go cry in a corner for the rest of the day because Halo Top tricked me.
I think a better name for this flavor would have been “Floral Lavender” and made it purple instead of yellow. We should probably make a Change.org petition to put some pressure on Halo Top. Don’t buy this if you are expecting a green tea flavor, but DO buy this if you love lavender/floral tasting things.
HEARTBREAKING UPDATE: It has been an hour since I ate this ice cream and my mouth tastes like I just ate a bouquet of flowers. It’s a strange aftertaste. Extremely floral aftertaste. Now to stuff my face with Oreos until this aftertaste goes away. #HaloTopTrickedMe