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Earle Swensen’s Gelato Bonanza

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I’ve got simple kids who gets easily excitable…
They were already grinning from ear to ear at the sound of ice cream.
And fixing their own banana split got them over the moon and staying there.

Hiroshi and Sophia had so much fun fixing their own banana split.
While James couldn’t care less… He just wanted to EAT it!
Earle Swensen's Vivo City Banana Split Gelato

As we indulge in our banana split, we can’t help but notice that the ice cream were creamier and the flavors were more intense than before. Ahh, a closer look into the press kit reveals that Earle Swensen’s is offering a whole new gelato menu starting from January 2015. This simply means that all your ice cream from Earle Swensen’s gets an upgrade into atas Gelato!

With this much flavors to choose from, there are bound to be something for everyone!
Swensen's Earle Gelato selections

I was suppose to be having Joy in a Jar. A beautiful concoctions of delectable chocolate brownie loaded with bananas, fresh strawberries layered with vanilla and thin mint ice cream. But, it got hijacked by Sophia who emptied the entire jar before returning it to me!! *sob sob*
Earle Swensen's Vivo City Joy in a Jar gelato

Hiroshi had Molten Chocolate Lava Cake served with Cheese Cookie Gelato. Gooey Lava were oozing out of the Molten Lava Cake as we dug our spoons into it. Hiroshi wasn’t crazy about the Molten Chocolate Lava Cake, but he polished up the cheese cookie gelato instantaneously.
Earle Swensen's Vivi City

With everybody else’s sweet tooth well satisfied and kids bouncing off the walls, I finally get to eat my dessert in peace. I had a hard time deciding with Earle Swensen’s extensive Gelato dessert menu. After much deliberation, I finally settled with Celebrity Brownies served with Durian Gelato. Warm fudgy Brownies against the full flavored silky smooth durain gelato was extremely pleasurable for the taste buds. It does feels like I’ve died and gone to dessert heaven!
Singapore Blogger Irene Soh Earle Swensen's Gelato

There is always room for dessert, especially when it is gelato. Earle Swensen’s NEW Gelato Menu will be available from 1st January 2015 in restaurants islandwide.

Full Disclosure: We were invited to Earle Swensen’s for food tasting by Touch PR. Views and Opinions are my own. *burp*

9 and a 1/2

You’ve waited all year round for this day to proclaim to the world
that you are finally 9 and a 1/2.
But in actual fact, you’re only 9.

I find it amusing that as kids, you can’t wait to grow up.
While as parents, we felt that you’re all growing up way too soon.

9 years from the first cries that made me mom,
today we are already celebrating your transition into tweenhood…

Happy Birthday Hiroshi!

We stumbled upon The Queen & Mangosteen at Vivo City (#01-106/107).
The Lunch Special seems like a very good deal!
The Queen and mangosteen Vivo City

Soup of the day was Mushroom Soup. And our votes were unanimous…
Even James agrees that the unadulterated creamy Mushroom Soup is outta this world!
The Queen & Mangosteen Vivo City Mushroom Soup

Chicken Cordon Bleu, Red Snapper Loin, Braised Ox-tail.
The Queen & Mangosteen Vivo City Lunch Special

Hiroshi and Sophia gave 2 thumbs up for the food.
The queen and Mangosteen Lunch Special

$16.90++ for Soup of the day and Main course with free flow drinks is a steal.

Attentive service staff.

The cozy ambiance coupled with a panoramic waterfront view of scenic Sentosa makes The Queen & Mangosteen a perfect dinning location for many different occasions.
The Queen & Mangosteen Vivo City Review


No birthday celebration is ever complete without a trip to Swensen’s for Ice Cream!

Swensen’s Earle at Vivo City (#02-117)

Molten Chocolate Lava Cake & Banana Split
(I was a tad disappointed at the Molten Chocolate Lava Cake!)
Swensen's Earle Vivo City Molten Chocolate Lava Cake Banana Split

Swensen’s Earle complimentary ice cream cake makes Hiroshi a very happy boy!
Swensen's Earle Vivo City Complimentary Birthday cake

Very spacious restaurant. Reasonably priced, but I was hoping for better service.

Finally a family photo to freeze up this precious moment of you being 9 and a 1/2.
The Queen and Mangosteen Vivo City Hiroshi's Birthday

You’ll grow out of my arms,
but never my heart!
xoxo,
Mom

{Giveaway Alert!} Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt Review

What can you say about frozen yogurt?
This popular great tasting dessert
has always been the healthier choice with people all across the world.

In contrary of my deceiving small waistline,
I love food and especially desserts!

We’ve recently been invited to Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt,
and like a true blue dessert lover,
I accepted the invitation,
proudly declaring that “There’s always room for desserts!”

And Boy, did it turned out to be a heaven for frozen yogurt lovers.

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
1 HarbourFront Walk
Vivo City #01-113/114
Singapore 098585
Tel: 63769323

Operating hours:
10am – 10pm (last Order 9.45pm)

Grab a Cup. Or a Freshly made Waffle Bowl.

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt contains live and active cultures.
They are made from the milk of “smiley” California Cows
which have not been treated with artificial growth hormones.

I am a sucker for smaller details. Like dietary information on individual flavours

It is the largest Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt selection in Singapore
that offers a variety of 12 yummy flavours at any one time
(with more than 100 other flavours put in on a rotational basis!)

With a choice of 44 delicious toppings to make your dessert a sweeter deal!
Other than the usual, nuts, sprinkles and fresh fruits toppings,
I like Popping Boba!!
Go try it and let me know what you think of it.

Mix-Weigh-Pay Scheme. $3.40/100g (excluding GST)
Since it is a Pay by Weigh Scheme,
you can have as much or as little of everything you want.

James Simply Can’t Wait No More!
Let’s Diggin’ Lickin’!

There is even a separate party room that could be reserved for private functions.
The design of the entire store was vibrant and inviting.

Girl Power! Check out our tattoo of Menchie and his sweet friends;
Barry, Mellow, Kiwi, Sprinkle, Mookie, Chip & B.P.

Sophia enjoying colouring activities in the Private Party Room.

Our Verdict:
Sophia likes tutti Frutti Sorbet,
Hiroshi likes Strawberry tart,
And James would gladly take anything that comes his way!

Kitson like it overloaded with plenty of fresh fruits,
while I like mine with a tad of everything!
There is bound to be something for everyone.

But then again,
Frozen Yogurt is Frozen Yogurt.
Any good product can always be replicated,
but the friendliness of the staff makes the in-store experience one of a kind.

After all these talk of yummy Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt,
I bet you would want some too…..

The very awesome people over at Menchie’s Singapore is giving away $30 worth of Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt each to 3 lucky families!

To enter this giveaway and win yourself $30 worth of Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, simply follow the steps below! Good luck!

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Disclaimer: We were invited to a frozen yogurt tasting session at Menchie’s Singapore for the purpose of this review. No additional compensation was given. All opinions reflected in this post are my own.