Although it is very difficult to determine which are the best brands of ice cream that exist, we can deduce some of the most recommendable if we base ourselves on the sales of the companies that are dedicated to making these products and on the opinions of consumers. Next we are going to talk about the most popular, best-selling and most expensive ice cream brands around the world. Most of them are sold in both Europe and the United States of America.
Ben & Jerry’s
Ice cream consumers tend to highlight the Ben & Jerry’s brand for many different reasons. Thus, for example, many people consider that it is one of the healthiest brands that we can find in supermarkets and that it does not contain artificial chemical compounds, such as the typical additives with the function of adding intensity to the flavor. On the other hand, the variety of flavors of these ice creams is very large compared to other brands. Beyond the classic Cookie Dough, the best-known of its products, Ben & Jerry’s sells ice cream with cheesecake and strawberry, peanut butter with cocoa, vanilla and honey or mint and chocolate, although some are only available in the ice cream parlors and not in a tub. In addition to its flavor, aroma and the many types of ice cream sold by Ben & Jerry’s, another of its greatest attractions has to do with the importance they give to ethical values. Thus, this brand promotes the reduction of the levels of carbon dioxide emitted by the livestock industry and has also explicitly supported homosexual marriage.
The American Häagen-Dazs is one of the most widespread ice cream brands on the planet and therefore one of the best known worldwide: these ice creams are consumed by countless people in America, Europe, Asia and some Africa countries. Fans of this brand highlight the fact that the flavors of their ice creams are very natural since the Häagen-Dazs company does not use artificial additives; for example, the only emulsifiers used in the process of preparing these ice creams are eggs. From a practical point of view, the most distinctive characteristics of Häagen-Dazs ice cream compared to other brands are their density, their high fat content (due to the butter they contain) and the fact that they must be preserved at a particularly low temperature so that its texture does not deteriorate.
Blue Bell is another of the most popular ice cream brands in the world and most valued by consumers; however, the Blue Bell Creameries company only markets its products in the United States, its country of origin. It is the oldest ice cream brand on the list, as they have been available in the US market since 1911. Among all the ice creams of the Blue Bell brand, the most famous is the one with vanilla flavor.
Although, of course, it is debatable that any of these ice cream brands can be objectively considered one of the best, what is an undeniable fact is that the Magnum company is one of the best-selling in the world. This brand belongs to the Unilever company and is based in Belgium. In addition to the basic ice cream, consisting of a vanilla ice cream bar covered by a layer of chocolate and with a stick so that it can be held, there are many variants with flavors such as raspberry, caramel, almond and other nuts, chocolate truffle or the recent “deadly sins”, seven ice creams with a very original taste. The Magnum brand ice cream can be found in many supermarkets and food stores. In addition, the refrigerator company Frigo has been distributing Magnum products on a regular basis for many years.
The Kalise ice cream brand has become very popular worldwide in recent years, largely as a result of the massive advertising campaign to which its products have been subjected. Specifically, the television commercial starring the F.C. Barcelona footballer Andrés Iniesta is especially famous. Although it was founded in 1999, its origin is much older since it arose as a result of the merger between two companies already established. Beyond the promotional issue, the truth is that Kalise ice creams are recommended for lovers of this food due to the high quality of these products. International brands as recognized and endorsed by consumers as Twix and Mars market some of their products within Kalise.