Mother’s Day: Haagen-Dazs ice cream cake, Garrett’s gourmet popcorn, Tiffany’s heart pendant

Garrett Mix Popcorn

I wanted to get my better half something she’s never had before so I popped into Garrett’s to get some of their Chicago Mix (sweet Caramel Crisp with savory Cheese Corn) popcorn. I thought she’s never had it before but it turns out that I was wrong. -_-

Garrett Popcorn Malaysia

I got the new Mother’s Day Garrett Blossom Tin coz I knew my dear likes nice packaging (which she will repurpose). It’s a new tin that came out for the season, which I thought was pretty strange coz popcorn is not something I associate with Mother’s Day.

Garrett Mothers Day Popcorn Tin

Go figure.

Garrett Blossom Tin

Interesting fact: Garrett’s was sued over the usage of the term “Chicago Mix” so they call their 1/2 sweet caramel popcorn and 1/2 savory cheese popcorn Garrett Mix now. This took effect in the United States, but stores in Malaysia still uses Chicago Mix for this sweet/savory popcorn mix.

Tiffany Co KLCC

I also got her a pendant from Tiffany’s & Co.

Tiffany Pendants

I had called up in advance to reserve a double interlocking ring pendant. I had given her one almost 2 years ago and I wanted to present her with an updated version from the TIFFANY 1837 collection. I went to the Tiffany’s outlet in Suria KLCC and got the full VIP treatment, which was quite nice. smirk

Tiffanys VIP Treatment

I was seated and given a range of products to look at. However, the item I was interested in was a demo unit, which I didn’t want, so I looked at the other options before finally settling for the Elsa Peretti Open Heart Pendant.

Elsa Peretti Tiffany

This is a double heart design – one heart in sterling silver and the other heart in 18k rose gold. It’s RM 2,600 but money well spent coz she loved it! This actually happened during her birthday but I never got around to posting about that so I’m incorporating it into this post.

Tiffany Double Heart Pendant

Come to think of it, I haven’t had time to post about our monthsaries too, so I’ll do a round-up post soon – 8 things I did for the past 8 months or something like that. Haha.

Haagen-Dazs

Back to Mother’s Day, I also got her a Haagen-Dazs ice cream cake!

Haagen-Dazs Girls

They have a Mother’s Day promo which gave out a free minicup multipack (4 x cups in a box) with every order of a 1 kg ice cream cake so I ordered a Double Chocolate Royale.

Haagen-Dazs Reserved

It costs RM 149 for a 1 kg ice cream cake (pure ice cream only, none of that cake or sponge fingers nonsense) which makes Haagen-Dazs a little more expensive than Baskin-Robbins (you can get a HUGE 9″ cake with ice cream scoops on top for the same price) but I think the former is trying to brand itself as more exclusive.

Haagen-Dazs Custom Ice Cream

However, we always eat at Baskin-Robbins (in fact that was how we met) so I went for Haagen-Dazs for the Mother’s Day cake.

Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream Cake

I know she’s never had this before and had to book in advance to get the flavor we want (it’s usually Macadamia Nut otherwise) so it’s specially custom made.

Blurry Mothers Day Selfie

Here’s our blurry Mother’s Day selfie.

Double Chocolate Royale

The kids loved it and we had so much fun playing with the dry ice too!

Dry Ice Experiments

You can actually dump dry ice in a tub of water with some liquid soap and it’ll produce lotsa bubbles which pop with smoke (actually CO2) – the kids absolutely enjoyed that so it was a great Mother’s Day! <3

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20 thoughts on “Mother’s Day: Haagen-Dazs ice cream cake, Garrett’s gourmet popcorn, Tiffany’s heart pendant

  1. Thanks for getting us a yummy ice cream cake,dear. Popcorn and mini cup yet to open….pretty soon.hehe

    Yup..love the Tiffany’s pendant you have gotten. And not forgetting the Pandora charms.

    • Yup, I still saw the mini cups in the freezer! :)

      I thought you can have the Mango one and each of us can choose one from the minicup pack.

      No worries at all dear, I’m glad you like them.

  2. You are so thoughtful. Lovely treat.

    Popcorn? Haha. I also bought a pack of Paul Newman’s popcorn and suppose to “pop” it in microwave yesterday but did not get down to it. Lol.

    Happy Mother’s Day to your lovely wifey.

    • Thanks Rose! :)

      Hmm…yeah I’m not sure also what the co-relation with with popcorn and Mother’s Day is. Haha. Oh well.

      Happy Mother’s Day to you.

    • Thanks Kathy! :)

      The ice cream cake was very good – ultra chocolate flavor, but not too sweet. We all loved it.

    • Yeah, I wanted to get the other interlocking ring one at first. :)

      But then it was a demo unit so I decided to go for the dual hearts design coz it looks quite nice too.

    • I thought it tasted pretty good too! :)

      Haagen-Dazs ice cream seem to contain more butterfat, it tastes creamier and lingers longer on the palate. The Baskin-Robbins ones were the first ones to arrive though, so it was good while they were the only ones in town.

  3. You are always very sweet to her like the caramel popcorns and ice cream itself!! I wonder why you have not proposed to her. Sorry I am so kay poh… muahahaha
    I love the yummy Garrets popcorns very much but each time I ate the whole bag, I would feel sinful for hours.

    • Thanks man! :)

      Yeah, it’s really quite addictive – popcorn, you really can’t just eat a handful. I can eat one whole bag too, but when I buy for myself, it’s cheaper to buy it in the popcorn bags instead of in the gift tins (if you’re going to eat it immediately).

    • Yeah, it’s priced higher than Baskin-Robbins. :)

      Haagen-Dazs sells their ice cream cake by weight – minimum is 0.5 kg (RM 99), 1 kg (RM 149) and 1.5 kg (RM 199). It’s quite expensive if you think of it by weight (since Cadbury Caramello ice cream just retails for RM 40 for 2 kg) but it’s also custom made, you can choose the flavors you want and they make it specially for you.

  4. What a scrumptious celebration, especially the ice cream cake and the happy warm time spent with Yee Ling and the children. The pendant is so lovely, truly money well spent.

    • Thanks Mun! :)

      Yup, it was the nice happy time together more than anything, the kids enjoyed the ice cream and the dry ice experiments so much too.

      I got the Tiffany’s & Co pendant for her during her birthday last month but haven’t wrote about it so I lumped it into this post. Haha.

  5. Eh I remember that BR event. Hehehehe. Tak sia sia you took scoopfuls in each bite and get brain freezed that evening. Look at you two now.. Aww.

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