Waffles, ice cream, affrogato & a reading corner at New Zealand Natural, The Curve

UPDATE:
Winners of the 5 vouchers:
1. Justine Leong
2. Kae Ling (meowbii)
3. Evelyn Wuenli
4. Ee Fen
5. Lim  Wei Zi

Congrats & email me ([email protected] to make arrangements for your gift! 🙂

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Ice creams NEVER failed to cheer me up.
Like cakes, I must have my weekly dose of this icy, sweet indulgence. It would have been daily dose if it wasn’t for the fact that I have a strict workout regime and my wardrobe only consist of very tight fitting clothes. 😀

PS: Do you know that the NZN outlets now offers FREE SPEEDY WIFI and a book corner? You don’t have to walk and eat your ice cream now.
Sit back, relax, flip through a book/magazine and savour your food/drink/ice cream!

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New Zealand Natural is the only commercial ice cream I eat. I kid you not.
My usual ice cream fix are NZN or some local, housemade creamy creations. I’m very particular about what I consume, and New Zealand Natural’s philosophy of serving premium ice-cream without artificial colors or flavors resonates well with my lifestyle and eating habits.

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To cater to all palates, NZN ice-cream come in full-cream flavors, low-fat, 97% fat-free frozen yogurts or 99% fat-free sorbets. So there’s an option to suit every diet.

In addition to that, some of New Zealand Natural’s outlets (such as the ones in Tropicana City Mall and The Curve) are now lifestyle cafes. Spacious, cheery and bright interiors encourages patrons to sit down for a meal or enjoy some “me time” with a glossy magazine or an educational volume.

BELOW: Here’s me posing with their take-away pack as New Zealand Natural believes in being green so if you require a normal plastic bag for take-aways, it will be chargeable at RM0.30 each.
Note the cosy seating arrangements and the book shelves.

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On a recent visit I saw families, couples and groups of friends congregating to enjoy their cuppa and some pastries while others were cooling down with their NZN ice creams.

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I sampled their Strawberries & Cream Waffle RM9.90 (Crisp golden Belgian waffle, slices of strawberries and whipped cream) and added a scoop of Macadamia ice cream for good measure.
The waffle was crispy on the edges and soft in the middle. Generous (though thin) slices of strawberries and light whipped cream completed the RM9.90 set; a price of which I thought was pretty reasonable for a snack.
Additional charges applies for the scoop of ice cream of course. The waffles here starts from RM4.90 for a plain chocolate and honey waffle to RM13.90 for a waffle with 2 scoops of ice cream drizzled with honey plus chocolate sauce.
All in all, it is filling, tasty and justified-ably priced !

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My drink was the rather healthy Carrot Breeze (Carrot + Watermelon) @ RM8.90 which suits my diet. It was a refreshing vegetable + fruit combo balanced sweetness that complemented very well with my strawberries waffle.
However I was persuaded to try the Affogato Milkshake @ RM14.90 as well (NZN’s own affogato ice cream, milk & chocolate powder) which was rather creamy and comforting (think milky with slight undertones of coffee).

Double Affogato @ RM11.90 (Espresso, Affogato ice cream, Whipped cream, Chocolate powder & Dark chocolate waffle stick) is great for those who wants a harmonious marriage of caffeine, cocoa and milk in one glass.

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Karen my colleague couldn’t stop gushing about the cookies here so I had to try. The options are either Oatmeal Cinnamon Raisin Cookie @ RM4.50 or Chunky Double Chocolate Cookie @ RM4.50. 

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For the size and intensity of the flavour I thought it was the price is a steal. It was served warm and the chewy cookies would have been perfect with a hot cuppa. I concur with Karen, these cookies are marvellous! 🙂

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Moving on we sampled the 2 muffins available followed by the pastries. Might as well right? Since we are on the roll.

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The pastries are again lightly toasted before serving and I couldn’t help entertaining the idea of topping the sweet ones with ice cream and enjoying the savoury ones ( Chicken Rendang Puff @ RM4.00, Baked Sardine Puff @ RM3.90with a hot latte or mocha. Perhaps next time.

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The Chocolate Muffin is my pick. Once heated up the molten insides are thick and gooey so it’s double the pleasure and triple the fun as I savour each bite. So good! 😀
BelowTriple Chocolate Muffin @ RM6.00. Wild Blueberry [email protected] 

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So when was the last time you had New Zealand Natural ice cream?
You should have it everyday actually. A selected flavour of the day ice cream is only RM3.90 – and that’s paying for imported, premium ice-cream without artificial colors or flavors.

NZN offers

But today, I have got better news.
I’m going to treat 5 of my friends/fans/readers 5 New Zealand Natural ice-cream vouchers. These vouchers entitles the winner to redeem ONE large ice-cream in cone or cup (3 flavors) at any New Zealand Natural outlets.
And while you’re there, please take the opportunity to sample the waffles, cookies and pastries and let me know if you enjoyed them! 🙂

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To win the vouchers:
1. Comment here which would be your favourite food item (cookies, waffles,pastries).
2. Which flavour of NZN ice cream would you use to redeem the voucher if you win!

That’s it.
A random draw will be done and results announced on Friday, 20th June 2014. 

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