Thursday, 26 February 2015

Magnum - Choco-Cappuccino

Every Foodie loves two things, first being CHOCOLATE and the other COFFEE. For me these two are those flavors, with which a lot can happen. As there is a saying 'A lot can happen over a cup of coffee' or else for chocolate, some say its better than sex.

I dont know what is true, but for me, when these two come together in a perfect blend, the flavor is just mindblowing. The right amount of sweetness from the chocolate, balanced perfectly with the bitterness of the coffee. Its like a match made in heaven.

Recently, a well know ice-cream brand - Magnum, came up with a new flavor and I was amongst the first one to try it out.



Below is the press release of the launch which took place on the 22nd Feb 2015 and along with the launch there was also a #MagnumMasterclass conducted by the World Barista Champion - Fritz Storm and Asia's best pastry chef - Janice Wong.

'Magnum ice creams, Unilever’s premium adult ice cream brand today launched its fourth variant, Magnum Choco Cappuccino. Made from a divine combination of coffee & chocolate, Magnum Choco-Cappuccino is made up of creamy vanilla ice cream, infused with swirls of smooth cappuccino sauce covered in thick cracking Belgian chocolate coated with sweet crunchy pieces that deliver a distinctive ‘crack’ with every bite.
To bring alive the distinct flavours of Coffee and Chocolate, Magnum brought together the World Masters - Janice Wong, Asia’s best pastry chef & the culinary expert on all things sweet with Fritz Storm, World Barista Champion & a well-known authority on coffee, to create a decadent experience for dessert aficionados.
Fritz Storm, International Barista Coach and Coffee Art Guru, gave the enthusiasts a first-hand experience into the captivating world of coffee and brewing, discussing coffee production, its selection, quality and local coffee while also sharing a few handy tips on how to create the perfect brew at home. Meanwhile, Chef Janice Wong spoke about the goodness of chocolate, fusing several unusual ingredients together to create desserts that resemble art, her devotion to Choco-Art, et al.
Offering a taste of the Royal Magnum Experience, the Magnum Masterclass took pleasure seekers on a flavour trail that enticed all senses. The Masters helped enthusiasts discover different interesting pairings with Coffee & Chocolate, while explaining what makes these pairings work. Magnum Choco-Cappuccino was introduced while the masters spoke about the ultimate pairing of Chocolate & Coffee. Ending the session on a high note, the masters came together to co-create their own Magnum inspired desserts made by fusing rich Belgian chocolate and aromatic coffee along with different scrumptious toppings.



Speaking at the master class, Fritz Storm said, “Eating a Magnum is succumbing to Chocolate Pleasure that connects with all the senses. Top this with the enticing aroma and rich flavour of coffee and you are sure to be transported to a magical world filled with pure pleasure.”





Janice Wong, celebrated pastry chef also expressed her excitement at Magnum launching their new flavour and said, “Chocolate and coffee is a match made in heaven. It’s literally a sweet salvation that teases your senses. I had a great time experimenting the various coffee and chocolate combinations at the Magnum master class.” '


A creation by Janice Wong from her recipe book.




Magnum Sundae






After the masterclass ended and the ice-cream was revealed. each table was given one ice cream and was asked to make a Magnum Sundae with some toppings provided of which some were, coconut, honey, mint sauce, coffee and more. 







My Opinion, the ice cream has a very good crunch from the outer milk chocolate coating, with a smooth texture in the center with a little flavor of the coffee. To me, it was a bit extra sweet, if dark chocolate was used instead of the milk chocolate on the coating outside, it would have made a big difference, also little more coffee for a person like me who loves coffee. 


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