Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Kool Kids Ice Cream & Co

11.08.2014 Last Saturday, mommy bloggers from MBP, including Ms Lani, visited the 5-month old ice cream store in Megamall, named Kool Kids.
Kool Kids Ice Cream & Co is owned & operated by Mr. Miguel Arranaz. According to him, what sets his store apart from others is that he uses liquid nitrogen to make ice cream. 
Liquid Nitrogen helps freeze the ice cream faster, compared to the conventional way  (placing it inside the freezer, wherein there's a possibility that it'll develop ice crystals due to slow process of freezing). 

It was my first time to see an actual ice cream mixture being turned into mouthwatering ice cream in seconds using liquid nitrogen. I was amazed. 
At that time, there are 3 favorite flavors available (because they change flavors) namely: 
Nuts for Nutella - nutella infused 
Mad Vanilla madagascar vanilla 
Karamel Kool - salted caramel 

I, personally, loved the mad vanilla flavor. It's not too sweet for me, unlike the other flavors. 
Kool Kids also offers frodough, ice cream inside warm and fresh dough. 
They also have dark crookies, milk choco + cookies + nuts. 
Aside from food, there's also small magnetic wall with letters, where kids can play. 

If you are in SM Megamall, visit them at: 
5th Flr SM Mega Fashion Hall 
Mandaluyong City 

Or follow them at: 
Fb/twitter/IG: @koolkidsph

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Fun at Kwelavan

One of the perks of being a stay-at-home mom is I get to choose what food lands on our table. And when I'm in the mood for chicken, I only have one brand in mind - chooks to go. Here's why: 
1. Chooks-to-go chicken is oven-roasted & has sweet-peppery taste. What's great about it is that, it does not rely on the sauce to make it tasty. 
Pardon the lack of chicken skin as hubby ate it even before I had a chance to take a photo of our dinner :) 

2. My baby, who is the pickiest eater in the family, enjoys meal time whenever I serve it. 

3. Since there are hundreds of stalls & stores within the metro, it's no wonder that the nearest branch is just a stone's throw away from our house. 

4. Even if my family's too tired to go out of the house, it can be delivered right at our doorstep. How? Through foodpanda. Where did I learned this? Here's where: 

In the recently held Blogapalooza, Chooks-to-Go booth has this kwelavan. This is where I got the discount coupon from food panda.
Chooks-to-go Kwelavan 
This is a big red booth that can accommodate one or two players. On one end of the booth, that's where the player(s) will stand while the other end, the place where the monitor's located (refer to the upper pic). 

The screen will then flash the things that needed to be done. 

Let me share with you the step-by-step on how it's played :)
1. To monitor the player's every move, I was advised to imitate the pose. After that, it's playtime! :) 

2. I was given 3 tasks (need to be completed) to win a prize. 

3. First challenge: need to smash the big egg to let the chick out. 

4. Second challenge: need to run as fast as I can. But there are chookstacle, so I must avoid it by either jumping over it or make yuko

5. Final Challenge: need to slash off the chicken but avoid the catsup bottles. (It's like fruit ninja). 

After the game, the lady handed me a big red umbrella, the discount coupon I mentioned at the mid part of this blog post, from food panda, a thank you card and printed copy of my kabaliwan while playing. 

The next time I see this kwelavan, whether in private or social events like blogapalooza, I will definitely try it again :) 

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