Frozen vegetables usually bring to mind prepackaged frozen chunks of carrot and broccoli meant to be heated up and served with chicken or steak. Haagen-Dazs, though, proved that image wrong with the release of carrot- and tomato-flavored ice creams (¥284) last week. Cherry and orange flavors mask the vegetable taste, so you don’t feel like you’re eating frozen tomato soup. Even moms may be able to convince their veggie-hating kids to eat it, though I wouldn’t group it with the vegetables on the food pyramid.

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