Thursday, February 14, 2008

Haagen Dazs Chocolate Fondue

Just want to share a pre-Valentine indulgence with some girlfriends. Chocolate fondue at the latest Häagen Dazs Cafe, inside Mall of Asia.

I first tried the chocolate fondue years and years ago at the first Häagen Dazs Cafe in Glorietta, with another girlfriend. That was unforgettable - chocolate fondue with 8 scoops of the smoothest, creamiest Häagen Dazs ice cream in different flavors, plus marshmallows, some pastries and sliced fruits in season. It's still available now (Php590++), and it is just good enough for two - maybe three if you've had dinner. We had it for an afternoon snack and we two finished off the whole thing.

I've been hankering to try again the fondue when Häagen Dazs opened a cafe at the Mall of Asia (MOA). I liked its open location by the 2nd floor lounge, beside the baby grand piano, although if there's an event down at the ground floor it's bound to be noisy.

The Häagen Dazs Cafe at MOA is offering the regular chocolate fondue, but with more ice cream - 14 scoops in all, in strawberry, choc choc chips, coffee, and macadamia nut flavors (Php760++). Because there were three of us we were given an additional free scoop in the flavor of our choice.

Plus fruit slices (we had green apples, kiwis and bananas), large chocolate chip cookies, chocolate rolled wafers, and delicious cubes of a very dense butter cake.

It is more than good enough for two - there were three of us but we couldn't, much to our dismay, eat everything off. We just had dinner, and had pre-dinner snacks, too. Of course we slurped up all the ice cream, and the fruits, to balance off the sweetness, but it was just too much. We noticed that all the tables were occupied by couples, and they were all eating fondue. We didn't stay long enough to check if they finished all the morsels.

I think the fondue is good enough for a family - I'm estimating that it is more than enough for the hubby and me, plus the two kids. Perhaps for four adults who had just had dinner. It's the only size available at MOA anyhow - the other variation is an all-dark chocolate orange ice cream scoops, featuring Häagen Dazs' new flavor that is an intense dark chocolate ice cream filled with orange rinds and spiked with liqueur.

Valentine's Day is as good an excuse as any.

Chocolate Fondue available only at Häagen Dazs Cafe outlets
(Glorietta, Shangri-la, Alabang and MOA)
For cafe locations, please check here.
20% discount for American Express cardholders

Mall of Asia
Level 2, Main Mall
SM MAll of Asia, Pasay City
Tel. No. 556-1111

Ground Level (in front of Landmark)
Glorietta 3, Ayala Center
Makati City
Tel. No. 8922873, 7527299


Anonymous said...

Hmm... Haagen Daz....

happy said...

One guilty pleasure here..reading this one made me want to go to Glorietta at this very moment. Sarap! :)

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