Thursday, 11 June 2020

Covid-19 MCO : Day # 86 (Magnum Cherry Blossoms. Nice Ah?)


You know what? I would not have known or bothered about this ice cream (in fact I have never had a Magnum ice cream prior to this. Sumpah!) had I not read about it from my fellow bloggers' post.

The first time I read about it was from Mun's blog. From her review, I was only keen on the Magnum Macadamia Salted Caramel. The Magnum Cherry Blossoms? Not at all. I don't like to eat anything with flower-flower smell. Rose syrup? No, thank you. Lavender? Even worse.


And then Kris wrote about it pulak. And that was it. I had to try it (see how bad it is) and find out for myself what I think of this ice cream flavor.

So. I went to Jaya Grocer and bought not just the Cherry Blossoms but also the Almond, Classic and White Almond wahahahaha!!! But sadly don't have the Macadamia Salted Caramel.

Back home, I stashed the whole lot in the freezer. After my shower I sat down on my sofa to begin testing. But first, dinner.



Pasta with meat (beef) sauce. So delicious. Better than the Italian version heh..heh... It is my mum's recipe. Want? If want I will share the recipe. 

After my main meal, it was time to test my dessert.


I tore off the wrapper and was greeted by a very pretty in pink ice cream.


I took a sniff but did not register much aroma. Maybe because it is frozen and the chemicals were latent.

I took a tentative bite of the coating.


Shweet...so shweet...but not so sweet that I was put off by it. Again, because it was frozen, the cold muted the sweetness. Taste like how, eh? Perfumey, flowery like that. One Youtuber described it as "macam bedak sejuk zaman dulu-dulu" hah...hah....

I tasted the cherry pieces that were studded on the casing and they had a sourish taste. 


Then I took a bigger bite to taste the ice cream. I found the ice cream very creamy with milky undertones. And yes, that perfumy floral aroma was cloying. The ice cream was not as sweet as the pink chocolate casing (maybe the sweetness of the casing made my tongue less sensitive).


The cherry sauce was not particularly outstanding. It just tasted errr..I don't know how to describe it. Some say it is has a medicinal/herbal taste but I can't put a finger on what it is to my tastebuds.


Honestly, I neither liked nor disliked this flavor. It is one of those things that just leaves me with no conclusive opinion. All I know is, it is not a flavor that I care to have again. Just leave the flowers for perfumes, soaps and air fresheners, not ice cream. Why not a strawberry or cherry ice cream studded with berries? That would be nice.

Meanwhile, as I was taste testing the ice cream, my cat was going through her staircase drama even though I had let her out past 7pm and enforced her curfew only sometime past 8pm.



At least the whining was not as bad as before. But still, naughty Girl!

41 comments:

  1. Macadamia Salted Caramel is my favourite! My girl asked me to look out for this one - yet to see it here but looking at all the reviews, I think I shall just buy one to let her try. Jangan tak cuba! Reviewing the Kit Kat one in my blog tomorrow.

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    1. It must be very good then, I must continue to look for it.

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  2. Too bad Macadamia Salted Caramel is not available. I think you will like that one. Do look out for it to try.

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  3. I kind of like this Sakura magnum because the cherries pieces inside reminds me of Choya Umeshu wine. I like the sourish bits and don't find the taste to be floral or flowery.

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    1. I am sure there are others like you who find this flavor pleasing.

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  4. Though I don't cook, I will say this on behalf of the rest of the cooks, yes, yes please share your mother's recipe for the beef sauce for the pasta. I sure will like it because I like to eat beef. Oops! There goes my flexitarian aspirations.

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  5. Wah, so early u write today so means u didn't go to office today? Good to still limit your days to the office.

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    1. Thanks to MCO is can go flexi-hours now hee..hee..

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  6. Girl girl is so roundy round. Felt like giving her a hug hug! Girl girl please don't whine so much ok? Give your mommy a break!

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  7. Artificial cherry flavours are used in cough syrup. That's why ppl associate cherry flavours with cough syrup.

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    1. I used to like the taste of one cough syrup due to the cherry flavor.

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  8. Hhmmmm,means I have to eat this Sakura magnum again to see whether it is perfumy or flowery taste. Lolx, any excuse for me to eat it. Hahahaha!😂

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    1. Since you like the flavor, why not? Go for it!

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  9. Oh this is your initial time eating Magnum ice cream!? Oh, you are a good girl!

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    1. Maybe I am not so much into ice creams. More of a potato chips person.

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  10. I m craving for Magnum ice cream but not this flavor...not into cherry or supersweet stuffs. Ah girl still having daily drama of whining to go out? haha, seems like her routine already!

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    1. It seems that way lah. She must show her Mommy that she don't like to stay inside hah..hah..

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  11. I think eating it frozen vs melting makes a difference to the sweetness level. Frozen is not that sweet. Melting is super sweet. But then everyone has different tastebud.

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  12. I just read ewew aka Kris review. Alamak so sayang, she threw it away!😲😱🤦but ok la, better than finish it and feel sicken by it. After u read her review u still dare to try it! But eating it frozen is different from eating it melting. If prefer melting better to eat sundae or soft serve. This magnum is best eaten frozen. The magnum ingredients say cherry n not cherry blossoms. But I have eaten real Sakura petals when in Japan n they taste ok. Hahahaha, better don't believe me because my taste bud may be in the weird category.

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    1. I have thrown away food that I dislike too, like the Dominos BBQ chicken wings. I just had to try the flavor and I decided it is not for me.

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  13. I think I like this Sakura magnum ice cream because it reminds me of the taste of Japan Choya Umeshu ume (plum) liquer. Do you like liquer? If you do, can try Choya Umeshu. The dried bits in the coating of this ice cream reminds me of the real plum soaking in the bottle of Choya Umeshu liquer. Good that you tried and finished the whole stick. After I ate this Sakura magnum, I continue to eat the Macadamia Salted magnum so u can believe me when I say to me the Sakura magnum wasn't that sweet. Lolx!

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    1. No, I don't like unfortunately.You really like ice cream and have high tolerance for sweet ones.

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    2. I don't like food to be sweet in general. But for flavours that are nice and frozen, I don't feel the sweetness because the nice flavours distracted me, I guess. Some sweet ice cream with terrible flavours I also cannot tahan. Especially those that can only taste the sweetness without any flavours.

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  14. i keep forgetting to visit a 7-11 to check out these new flavours. hopefully they won't be gone by the time i get to one, since all of you are buying them, heheh! :D baskin-robbins' current promotional flavour is strawberry rose, which is also a bit floral, but the rose ice cream is quite mild and the fruity strawberry ribbon is dominant :)

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    1. Oh dear. It looks like I have to visit BR today to look for the strawberry rose. LOL!

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  15. I will like the ice cream if it is sweet sourish. I am drooling over your pasta with beef sauce. Cute naughty girl whining to get her way.

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    1. I like sweet sourish taste but this flavor, I don't recommend hah..hah..

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  16. That day i thot i saw magnum macadamia salted caramel ice cream selling online lol.

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    1. I have yet to buy ice cream online and not even by food delivery. Maybe should try when craving for ice cream :)

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  17. Does it taste a bit like rum raisin? Yes, no?

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  18. Like what I commented in Kris's post, it's a no no for me for this cherry blossom ice cream but I certainly would like to try the Macadamia Salted Caramel that you mentioned, two ingredients that i love, can't resist. LOL

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  19. Many people mentioned that Magnum Macadamia Salted Caramel is sooo good.. I didn't try it yet, but I will later. As for the Cherry Blossom, if it taste like cherry maybe I will not eat it because I kinda dislike cherry.

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    1. It does not taste like cherry at all, I don't like it. No need to try lah LOL!

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  20. Cherry blossoms does sound lovely and floral.

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