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We tried 4 major brands' vanilla ice cream and figured out which one is the only one worth buying

Ice Cream Brand Comparison

  • We tried four major ice cream brands to find out which one makes the best vanilla.
  • The brands we tried were: Haagen-Dazs, Ben & Jerry's, Edy's, and Breyers.
  • We liked Haagen-Dazs the best because it was the most creamy and smooth, plus it had the truest and richest vanilla flavor.
  • Ben & Jerry's was a very close second, with Edy's coming in third due to the fact that its texture lacked smoothness.
  • We liked Breyers the least because it tasted bland compared to the other brands.


It's always a good idea to keep an emergency ice cream carton in the freezer for those times that you want a scoop — or a whole pint.

But which brand is best?

As part of an ongoing INSIDER taste test series, we sampled four different brands of vanilla ice cream to find out which one is best. In the past we've tried everything from diet ice cream to vanilla milkshakes to fast food ice cream.

We set out to answer that question by trying four major brands commonly found at the grocery store:

  • Haagen-Dazs
  • Ben & Jerry's
  • Edy's (also known as Dreyer's)
  • Breyers

Keep scrolling to find out which was best.

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For consistency's sake, we stuck with one basic flavor across all four brands: vanilla.

Breyers was the most expensive at $5.99 (but also the largest). Then came Häagen-Dazs at $5.49, then Ben and Jerry's at $4.47. The cheapest was Edy's at $3.99.

First up was Edy's slow churned classic vanilla.

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