I have been eating a lot of the Hagen Daz Green Tea flavored ice cream and it is fantastic. Need to try out Halo Top's stuff. Hear their candy bar is Snickers ice cream-like and I'm curious about their green tea.
Haagen-Dazs Vanilla is always good. Other flavors mess with the formula by adding corn syrups + cheap shortcuts to keep prices uniform. Nestle owns the company however, so your buying preferences may change depending on your personal values. No gums or gels used.
Ben and Jerry's stuff tends to be high in sugar with gum additives + gels for easy scooping. Sophisticated flavors use a lot of corn products. Question marks on what is "natural flavor" listed in ingredients.
Otherwise, check out your local ice cream parlors. Can't really recommend ice cream that requires a plane ticket.
You could also look into buying an ice cream machine + make your own ice cream.
Alden's is a fantastic brand! I don't think I've ever seen/tried their pumpkin spice though. I always try for the local ones (I live in Washington so stuff like Molly Moon's and Snoqualmie are awesome).
Oh god, first two posts absolute nail it. Always, always stick with coffee for Haagen-dazs. One of the best store bought ice creams of all time. But get something crazy from Ben and Jerry's. Like Phish Food
Ben & Jerry's + Hagen Daz are the best brands in terms of store bought Ice Cream. No matter which flavor you chose you will not be disappointed. Sure the prices might be higher than most but the flavor more than makes up for it and you will never want to go back to cheaper/ mediocre brands.
Ben and Jerrys and Haagen dazs are far and away the best brands in terms of easy to find, consistent quality, and interesting flavors.
Always get a kick out of meeting people who don't know Haagen dazs is just a made up phrase created by some dudes from New York. The amount of smug twits I've come across who assume it's some European brand is hilarious.