I’m sure some of you guessed correctly that the pictures yesterday showed an ice cream maker – well, not a classic or traditional one, but an popsicle maker at a market in Bangkok. Here’s a picture showing the lady using it, she just fills flavoured and sweet water into the moulds, so the ice sets.
Talking about ice cream, one thing that really annoys me here in Hong Kong is that you cannot get Magnum ice cream here. You can get all sorts of Ben & Jerry’s, Haagen-Dazs, Godiva ice cream, as well as crazy lab made ice cream in Tin Hau or even home-made popsicles by Lola – but no Magnum ice cream.
I don’t know what the reason is – but I’d love to find out why it’s not being sold here. I’m sure lots of Europeans would buy it. It’s just so much better chocolate than the Haagen-Dazs bars.
When we last visited Bangkok, we saw a Magnum store and cafe in one of the shopping malls – and they’ve made a huge display to announce their special flavours: Cappuccino, Brownies or Strawberry.
It was an eye-sight, a huge dinner table decked out with Magnum ice cream, chocolates, cappuccino, brownies and strawberries. It immediately grabbed our intention – and of course, we had to try the new flavours.
The portion sizes were smaller than the classic Magnum ice cream that I’ve grown up with but the taste was still there. Creamy ice cream, chocolate with a crunch and a strong cacao taste – lovely! I preferred the cappuccino version (which had some crunch in the chocolate shell) while Patrick liked the Strawberry one, so we just exchanged ice creams.
I still remember the first time I had a Magnum, which was huge and expensive, at 2 D-Mark back then! It was the basic chocolate version and after that I tried the white chocolate version and – my all time favourite – almond version. It really is a shame that they don’t sell them in Hong Kong, especially on hot days like today!