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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Haagen Dazs Caramel Master Class

Temptations ahead. This post contains distractions that could cause one to lose focus at work, and stir up an instant craving. Don't say I didn't warn ya ;)

I always love attending Haagen Dazs events, and I don't think you need to ask why ;)

Went for the Haagen Dazs Caramel Master Class event at Haagen Dazs, Bangsar Village 2 about a week ago with the sista, Gladys

Witnessed the final 5 teams of the Haagen Dazs Facebook Master Class contest pair up with their respective local celebrity team mates- Peter Davis, Celine Khor, Jojo Struys, Xandria Ooi and Joey G, to compete in making the most decadent and creative ice-cream dessert, inspired by the Salted Caramel flavor

Free flow ice-cream of our choice on the house! I picked my all-time favourite Cookies & Cream, and paired it up with another scoop of Salted Caramel. The Salted Caramel flavour overshadowed Cookies & Cream, literally! It was too good I had to ask for another scoop after that :P

Oh, did I mention that the service by the Haagen Dazs staff was amazing? They were really nice and accommodating. Being a non-coffee drinker, I specially requested (tried my luck) for hot choc. They told me it wasn't in the menu that afternoon, but they will serve me that nonetheless. Thanks Haagen Dazs for going out of the way just to make a guest like me happy :))

This was my second serving :P
Seriously guys, go try the Salted Caramel flavour while it's still on sale! It's only a seasonal flavour so don't miss it! :)

Judges were all ready for the action set before their eyes! I must say it was really interesting to watch how the teams paired the ingredients given with the ice-creams. When you have soooo many choices, you really don't know which to pick!

Anis Nabilah, celebrity chef and the guru for the Caramel Master Class kept reminding the teams that 'less is more', which is the secret to awesome desserts!

Whoever got paired up with Peter Davis... well as Joey G are dayummmnnn lucky, kay! :P

Joey G is like my childhood celebrity crush alongside VJ Utt *screams*

Jojo Struys too! Used to watch her shows on TV3 when I was like, maybe 10? Love her...she's always so gentle and zen. 

So all of the teams had to present their final creations to the judges, explain to them the concept behind it, and to convince them why they should win. Hahah

And....and the winning team to walk away with the grand prize of a luxurious trip to Koh Samui for 4D3N worth RM10,000 goes to...

Team 4!
I would be smiling like that too if I were the winner! Such a nice prize...anything for a getaway these days!

Managed to have a little catch up with Anis Nabilah too! Her cooking skills always inspire me to get into the kitchen more often. Plus, she's really nice and friendly, and wouldn't hold back while sharing any cooking tips and stuff! :)

The pretty Jojo Struys

The gorgeous Patricia Knudsen! She was crowned the FHM Most Wanted Woman in 2012, and I think they made the right choice! Always had a girl crush on her *shy*

Oh, she's also the reason I used to tune in to Capital FM. Her indie playlists in the afternoon always make my drive in the hot sun less miserable. Ah wells...

And her hot partner, Joey G

Gladys said after this shot, she could die a heroin. Hahahaha so dramatic!!!

A group picture of all the participants, judges and the Haagen Dazs team. 

Since then, I'd been craving for the Haagen Dazs Salted Caramel ice-cream, and the dear husby would have to get me at least a scoop to satisfy my cravings :P

Do try it out at your nearest Haagen Dazs outlet! ;)

love, careen

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