I was invited to New Zealand Natural, The Curve, Mutiara Damansara for a review several weeks back thanks to Melissa. Reached there right on time without having dinner beforehand.After the general introduction and the exchange of cards with everyone present, we went around the area taking photos while waiting for the ice-creams to be served.
We were served two of their limited edition ice-cream favours. First off was the Pecan Praline Crunch Cookie Sundae (RM12.90) (superb long name that is) which was served with a creamy scoop of pecan praline crunch ice-cream on top of a double chunky chocolate cookie and caramelised pecan nuts, chocolate syrup whipped cream and strawberry.
Verdict? The first touch of the cookie and ice-cream on my tongue, it taste really good. The moist and soft cookie was good in a way that would just melt in your tongue after a while. The downside of it though is that you would not be able to enjoy the taste of the oh-so-awesome ice-cream much for the strong flavour of the cookie.
But as you eat on (the cookie because the ice-cream is too little to make much effect and the ice-cream is really good!), gets a little too sweet for your taste buds. It probably would not suit the taste of elderly people (or probably some younger ones) who couldn't take sweet stuff.
Pecan Praline Crunch Affogato (RM13.90)
Comes in a scoop of Pecan Praline Crunch ice-cream, glazed with caramelised pecan nuts and chocolate syrup, strawberry fruit and piece of biscotti, topped with an espresso shot.
While I was having this, I was thinking "people sure have a unique way of serving their ice-creams nowadays." And it's somewhat right isn't it? Ice-cream those days were the basic vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and several others common flavours which you still can find in supermarkets these days.
|Capturing this was hard enough because I ended up making a mess on the table. Uh oh!|
This would probably be the one ice-cream that coffee lovers would love. The shot of espresso was really strong according to those at my table, but I couldn't taste the 'strong-ness' of it because it really tastes okay to me although slightly bitter. Oh nu..! I think I'm turning into a coffee person with all the Nescafe canned coffee that I consume almost every morning. >.<
Verdict? The biscotti was good and I liked it even if its consumed without dipping it in the espresso-ice-cream mix (some of us liked it that way). Mixing the shot of espresso with pecan ice-cream was interesting but you wouldn't get to taste much of the ice-cream with them being mixed together. I think the strong flavour and aroma of the espresso would have covered the ice-cream. Nevertheless, it definitely did make me stay awake for the night...but not for long. ;)
Last but not least, we were given the chance to try their assorted favour of ice-creams as well.
I have picked BerryFruit Sorbet (red) and Mango-something-which-I-cannot-remember-anymore (yellow). What I remembered though was that my selection was a balance between sour and sweet. You really could taste it with this combination and it's really really nice!
New Zealand Natural is one of the largest premium ice-cream parlour chains in New Zealand and Australia. They offer a range of ice-creams, fat-free sorbets, low-fat frozen yoghurts, juice whips and even coffee to cater to all age groups.
Well, that concludes my ice-cream dinner for the day. Those two Pecan Praline Crunch items are for a limited time only, so if you're up for it, grab them before it's out!
You can find them...
New Zealand Natural can be located at Suria KLCC, The Curve, Sunway Pyramid, The Waterfront @ Desa Park City and several other places in Klang Valley and Penang, Malaysia. Find out more at New Zealand Natural Outlets.