Magnum Classic and Almond

Streets’/Selecta’s Magnum ice cream is one of those food items that spark heated debates–one camp says it’s the best damn ice cream available right now while another camp says there’s really nothing special about it. There seems to be no middle ground when it comes to the Magnum. Ice cream these days, huh?

Anyway, the Magnum has been around for some time now but it has only recently reached our shores and, based on my observations, it’s causing quite a stir. Upon tasting it, I have to say that I’m really not that surprised with the attention it’s getting.

The Magnum, in my opinion, actually tastes good. While it’s not the be-all and end-all of desserts, one can see that there’s something to the hype. Compared to some ice cream bars, the Magnum is indeed superior; it tastes richer and creamier. For me, the chocolate coating alone is worth the price. But how superior it is really depends on one’s personal experience. And if you don’t like it, no one’s really forcing you to buy it. Overall, I think the Magnum simply tastes like really proper ice cream.

Dessert at Paradis Natural Ice Cream

After dinner last night, Tj and I sought out a good dessert option. We initially considered California Berry, but ended up at Paradis Natural Ice Cream (check out the feature on Paradis!), which we’ve been meaning to go to for a while now. The interior was nice and welcoming, and I had a blast trying out the Chili Chocolate and Saffron ice cream, which was spicy as hell and tasted a lot like a Mexican dish, plus the pumpkin one, which strongly put me in mind of soup. I eventually settled for chocolate and tomato ice cream, which was thick, rich, and creamy, with the tomato bits reminding me of cherry. Tj opted for a small serving of their Yolive, frozen yogurt with olive oil, topped with almonds, which was really delicious, to put it simply. We’re going back there again soon to sample the rest of their offerings, so check back again for a longer feature on Paradis!