Time truly flies when you are busy, especially for urban dwellers like us, busy with our career and chores day in day out, there never seem to be a good time when we can really lay back and enjoy a time of family bonding and reunion. That’s the reason why we are specially concerned when the few important festive occasions of the year which binds such purposes approaches, and the Mid-Autumn Festival which happens to be round the corner, is one such occasion.
I remember when I was still a kiddo, Mid-Autumn Festival is a time of lanterns, candles and Chinese idioms guessing. The Residents Committee will often organize such events on an open field near the block of flats and with tickets like $2, you probably get a goodie bag, some paper lanterns and candles and also get to participate in a lucky draw. And as children, we often enjoy the fun of “burning” others’ paper lanterns for the thrill of it. As kiddos, the festival probably just sign off as a symbol of fun and merry making.
As I grew older, the focus shift and instead of the lanterns being a significant part of the festival, indulging in good quality Mooncakes has grown in its prominence to mark the occasion. Over the years, we have seen the traditional delicacy been given its twists and transformations into various contemporary creations that never failed to blow us over. And one such creator is the super premium ice cream brand, Häagen-Dazs.
As the iconic ice cream maker, Häagen-Dazs handcrafted its mooncakes exquisitely using only the finest ingredients, just like what they had for their premium ice-cream. So it is no wonder that its signature mooncakes appeal to both the traditionalists and those looking to try something new and unique.
To commensurate the occasion this year, Häagen-Dazs has unveiled a spendid collection of 4 different flavors of its signature mooncakes.
Coming in White Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate and Strawberry Choclate, all 4 flavours have a crispy praline base and a Mango Sorbet ‘yolk’ in the centre to symbolise the full moon. The refreshing ‘yolk’ complements the creamy ice cream filling and the scrumptious crispy base perfectly, delivering a unique taste and texture in every bite.
Of course, what is a festive occasion without a reunion ? To start off as an ideal setting for families and friends to get together and celebrate the festival, all Häagen-Dazs outlets are timely decorated for the occasion.
Let’s start off first with the Milk Chocolate….
This mooncake boasts of luscious milk chocolate coating with the all-time favourite Vanilla ice cream, guaranteed to bring delight and happiness to you and your loved ones. And if you choose to dine-in, the mooncakes will be accompanied with exquisitely handcrafted fruits.
Next, let’s move on to the White Chocolate…
Made pretty to sight, delectable to taste and satisfying to the tummy… that’s indeed life’s simple pleasures, isn’t it ?
Shall we take a look at the Dark Chocolate now…
Divine to all chocolate lovers, this mooncake is sure to make one happy with the rich dark chocolate coating and creamy Chocolate ice cream. So all chocolate lovers, do scream for your ultimate favorite !
We shall end the feasting with a sweet note ~ being the Strawberry Chocolate…
This fruity ice cream consists of real luscious strawberry bits blended in the ice cream wrapped in a refreshing strawberry chocolate, an old-time fruity favor served delicately to you with an enriching pleasure.
While each piece of mooncake comes at a price tag of S$24 each, it will be more economical to get the 4-piece classic gift set at S$68 where the set consists of 1 of each flavor.
The luscious Häagen-Dazs ice cream mooncakes are available from 1st August to 30th September 2012.
Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Mooncake gift vouchers are available for both Classic and Petite Ice Cream Mooncake gift sets. Redemption of vouchers will be till 15th October 2012.
These vouchers can be bought at the Häagen-Dazs cafés as well as booths. This year, the booths will be located at Takashimaya (No.32 from 30th August to 30th September), Vivocity (No.20 from 11th to 30th September) and Century Square (No.16 from 14th to 29th September).
So pamper your loved ones and business associates with the luxurious Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Mooncake gift sets now !!
On a side note, the milkshakes from Häagen-Dazs are indeed worth a mention. Made from their premium delectable ice cream favors, rich, thick and creamy are all it takes for a good milkshake to complement the festive feast.
Lastly a big Thank you to Häagen-Dazs and Evan from Watermelon Communications for the invitation !