The Magnum Pop-up store will only be open until March 2015! So I hurried to the fifth floor of SM Aura Premier to get a taste of sweet indulgence before it's gone in Manila. The place was very modern and posh. The yellow lighting added a feel of luxury, too.
When I came in, I directly headed to the Magnum Bar counter where I paid a hundred bucks and was made to choose for my personalized Magnum ice cream. I thought it would only include three toppings of choice. It turns out that I get to choose the flavor of the ice cream bar, the coating, and the drizzle, too. Sweet!
So here is my Magnum creation...
|Angel Mariel's Magnum creation (PhP 100)|
Pretty right? It looked to good to be eaten. This is made up of chocolate ice cream bar and coated with dark chocolate. Yes, as the title of this post hints, I chose the toppings Gold Nuggets, Chopped Pistachios, and Choco Crunch Balls. I was about to choose a chocolate drizzle but the maker suggested white chocolate. I agreed, it's nice to put a touch of highlight on it.
The Magnum "M" logo made the ice cream regal. That M is made of chocolate too. It's just absolutely splendid!
|The royal "M"|
This chocolate bar is only for take-out. The restaurant area is for those who want to dine in the wide array of Magnum-inspired desserts and dishes. The place doesn't only serve Magnum ice cream but also real food. However, I remembered my aunt saying that she didn't find the pasta delicious, and I trust her. Maybe next time, I can go back with my friends and try out the food. But for this visit, I was alone.
I slowly ate this too-good-to-be-true bar in the holding area at the side, where a sofa is placed. In my seat, I got a good view of the Magnum display logo all made up of Magnum sticks.
|The M logo in Magnum sticks|
My front view was the Magnum Bar where I got my ice cream earlier. The one accessory that got my attention was the lighting, where the lights were housed in a brown shiny metal shaped in what looked like flowing chocolate. Sorry, my hands were messy and busy on the Magnum that I forgot to take a photo of it. Hehehe~ But if ever you get to visit, take a look at it and be mesmerized!
So you ask if I would go back? Definitely, but not after March 2015! Hehehe~ I want to see the array of choices of toppings, to be asked what ice cream flavor would it be, to choose the dark chocolate coating again, to see the grace of the maker as she drizzles chocolate, and to feel the triumphant feeling when she puts the M logo chocolate as if it's a crown.