Ice Cream Coffee Lattes at Haagen Dazs

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Something new is brewing at Haagen-Dazs: a new generation of coffee beverages, where coffee meets ice cream.

From 13 November 2015, coffee lovers can enjoy illy coffee blended with a range of indulgent Haagen-Dazs ice cream flavours such as Macadamia Nut, Cookies & Cream, Vanilla, Strawberry and Chocolate. When coffee meets ice cream, you get a smooth and creamy mouthfeel; with the right ratio of coffee to ice cream, you get an enriched coffee beverage without the cloyingness. A non-coffee option would be the light and milky green tea latte made of Haagen-Dazs’ green tea ice cream and steamed milk.

Available both hot and cold, I personally find that certain flavours like the strawberry latte and the cookies & cream latte taste better presented cold. Especially when the strawberry latte that comes with tiny chunks of strawberry from the ice cream, biting into a warm strawberry chunk may be perceived as unsettling for some. Fruity and slightly acidic, the strawberry latte is one unique flavour concocted by the talented baristas from Bettr Barista Coffee Academy.

Out of the 6 creations, the Macadamia Nut Latte is a personal favourite. It’s smooth, creamy without being too thick, and boasts a subtle nutty background flavour. The coffee flavour predominates as it does similarly for the other beverages.

The lattes seem neither heavy nor too thick despite the addition of ice cream, very unlike milkshakes. They are available at the nine Haagen-Dazs outlets, retailing at $6.80 each.

For the full list of Haagen-Dazs outlets, visit facebook.com/haagendazs.singapore

Afternoon Tea Set ($28++ for 2 pax) at O’Coffee Club

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O’Coffee Club launches an Afternoon Tea Set priced at just $28++, offering great value for money spent. The three-tiered set, filled with an array of sweet and savoury treats, is designed to feed 2 guests generously, allowing room for a 3rd friend to share the enjoyment. Served between 3pm to 5pm daily from now till 30 April 2015, the Afternoon Tea is available at selected outlets (Millenia Walk, Paragon, Raffles City, Wheelock Place, Wisma Atria and Changi Airport Terminal 3). That said, there might be plans to involve its other outlets.


Red Berry Tea (U.P $7.20)

Also included in the Afternoon Tea set are hot beverages, pick any 2 from O’Coffee Club’s range of premium coffees such as latte and cappuccino, or from a selection of gourmet Gryphon teas.

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(Lunar New Year 2015) NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Promotions

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From now till 28 February 2015, NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto is having a series of attractive promotions for its modern multi-beverage systems to give you more reasons to host parties in style this Lunar New Year. Get $80 off for a Circolo FS (usual price $339), $60 off for a Genio 2 (usual price $259) and $50 off for a Melody (usual price $279).

In addition to the attractive discounts, any purchase of a NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto multi-beverage system entitles one to three free boxes of capsules (Cortado, Green Tea Latte and Milo).

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What to eat and shop at One Raffles Place mall

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One Raffles Place mall opens it doors to a new shopping and dining experience right in the heart of the Central Business District, bringing good news to the workaholics stuck in offices around Raffles Place, and others who enjoy the therapeutic experience walking around a locale surrounded by towering office buildings. Formerly known as OUB Centre, the One Raffles Place mall has undergone a major refurbishment exercise and it is now the destination of choice for retailers and leisure providers to offer their goods and services in the premises of Singapore’s iconic landmark. With an extensive tenant list, the mall provides the working population and local residents in CBD with a wide range of shopping, dining and leisure conveniences all seven days a week.

Here are 4 dining spots worth checking out:

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Waffle Eating Challenge at Roosevelt’s Diner & Bar

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Roosevelt’s Diner & Bar is holding a Waffle Eating Challenge from now till 30 July 2014 (extended from 18 July 2014). The challenge is: finish 3 waffles stacked with whipped cream, topped with a scoop of ice cream and drizzled with chocolate sauce in 5 minutes.

I was eager to try the newly improved waffle, as I heard they’ve fine-tuned the recipe since my last visit (read my previous review here: http://melicacy.com/?p=7173). Turns out I was in for more than just a tasting.

This food challenge is all about the speed! Finish in 5 minutes or less and it’s on the house. You stand to win a $100 Roosevelt’s Dining Voucher too!

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