Attendees were treated to cups of Haagen Dazs Dark Chocolate Orange while waiting for the program to start. The dark chocolate ice cream was incredibly smooth and rich, a lovely contrast against the bits of chewy and tangy orange zest mixed in. I was reminded of those chocolate truffle trays which would usually have an orange creme-filled piece.
After the show, guests were ushered to the Haagen Dazs store for the formal ribbon-cutting with US Ambassador Kristie Kenney and Robinsons Land Corporation Business Unit General Manager Cornelio Mapa. Ambassador Kenney then proceeded to the freezer area for the inaugural first scoop. When asked to give a few words during the ceremony, Ambassador Kenney said that having a Haagen Dazs store so close to the US Embassy was like having a little piece of the United States in the neighborhood.
I was amazed by the non-stop traffic of people trooping to the Haagen Dazs store shortly after the ribbon was cut. Not surprising, as even my 8-year old son attests that Haagen Dazs ice cream is the creamiest he has ever tasted...
Special thanks to General Mills for the invitation.
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