Mmmmm~~ Yummy Moon Cakes courtesy of Louis Vuitton~~~
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My sister had kindly gifted me some yummy Angry Birds fruit gummies!!
Thank you very much Mary!!
Please feel welcome to check out my sister’s awesome Blog!!! (^-^)
The product comes in 3 other different coloured packages, with varied Angry Birds theme characters printed at the front~~
There are SIX flavours in a box and these are: Cherry, Lemon, Raspberry, Apple, Grape, and Strawberry.
The price was $4.99 from Paper Plus
First glance into the bag~~
All six Angry Birds characters lined up~~~
The Angry Birds gummies were packed with yummy fruity flavours, and had a wonderful “chewiness” to them.
The cost was on the pricey side for a pack of gummies.
I haven’t seen them selling at the Paper Plus I’ve been to, so they are probably only available in certain Paper Plus branches and confectionery stores.
Overall Mark: 4.3/5
Comment: Great taste and a must try for anyone who enjoys a good pack of gummies!! (^-^)
Mum and I went for breakfast at Cornwall Park Restaurant this morning~~
Make sure you visit my Facebook page if you would like to see more photos of Cornwall Park in Auckland!
By the way, if you are interested in purchasing any of the (original and unmarked) photos on my blog or Facebook page, please feel welcome to contact me by email.
It was a nice cooling morning when we made our trip to the restaurant
Certainly can’t have breakfast without my Cappuccino!
Blueberry and coconut pancakes w streaky bacon, vanilla cream and maple syrup~~
Mmmmm~~ yummy blueberries~~~
After breakfast, Mum and I enjoyed a nice and sunny walk in the park
I got to try the long awaited Mince & Cheese Georgie Pie today!!
They are available at selected McDonalds.
I have had quite a few requests from readers, friends, and family to review the pie~~
And so here it is!!
I got mine from McDonalds at Westfield St Luke’s food court.
The pie is priced at $4.50/pie
Mmmmm~~~ Cheesy goodness~~
It still has the same granular-tasting mince and alot of sauce for filling~~~
To be honest, if it was up to me, I would call it the Gravy Pie!
It is probably a pie that I would only recommend to those who misses the original Georgie Pie franchise~~
I hope you found my review useful!
I had just come back from a conference at Coogee Beach in Sydney!
It was absolutely wonderful! I had such a great time and gathered so much new knowledge!!
Everyone was so friendly and lovely!
Below are some of the photos taken from the trip.
I had taken a lot of them while in Australia, and it is very hard to select which ones to put on the blog.
Due to the large number of photos I have, I had decided to start a Facebook page to include the ones not on here .
I hope you enjoy look at them!
Duty Free Confectionery Shop at Auckland airport!! ♥
The chocolates are made/shaped in front of customers~~
Enjoyed a nice cup of Cappuccino before taking off
My hotel room at Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach
The window view~~
The hotel lobby
Buffet breakfast at Bluesalt restaurant
Decided to have dinner that night at Bluesalt restaurant as well
Roasted quail, it was so tender and juicy!
350g of grilled angus reserve rib eye cutlet with red wine jus!!
Rosewater panna cotta, Persian fairy floss, and baklava~~
So Yummy!! It had caramel coated nuts at the bottom~~
A cup of warm tea for me is the perfect way to end a lovely dinner~~
Day 2 Breakfast
Networking dinner at Ceviche restaurant
Seared scallops, avocado & snow pea salsa, wasabi dressing
Prime fillet of beef, truffle infused mashed potatoes, vegetables, creamy green peppercorn & bacon sauce
For dessert I had Vanilla crème brûlée with pistachio biscotti
The homemade sorbet, brandy snap, seasonal fruits, and mango coulis others had looked pretty good too!
Tea after dinner is a must for me!
Shop filled with Duty Free Chocolates at Sydney airport!! ♥
Sydney tower in the distance~~
Bye bye Australia!!
My mother and I attended Louis Vuitton’s event on Wednesday night~~
This time it was about accessories and styling, there was a stylist who taught us how to wear our LV scarves.
I believe there was a photo session at the end as well, but mum and I didn’t stay until then~~~
Here are some of the food photos I took:
I got to take a book home (^-^)
There was a grape inside the goat cheese~~
Dark chocolate with popping candies on the top, and a small cake base at the bottom~~
The dark chocolate was so creamy and delicious~~~
Non-edible products which are scented to smell like food (especially desserts).
Commercial products like Yoghurt Face Cream.. It smells like Yoghurt, looks like Yoghurt, is apparently made of Yoghurt, but it cannot be eaten…
Or Fruity Body Butter, which smells so delicious, but it can’t be eaten…..
Then there was the time when I was still living in Taiwan and I came across some colouring pens which smelt like chocolate.. CHOCOLATES!!
I remember some of my classmates were using their red or pink colouring pens to draw on their nails or (worse) on their lips.
Even back then, I was quite certain these pens and their ink weren’t designed to be edible.
Therefore, wasn’t it in a way dangerous to have these chocolate-smelling non-edible pens for children?
Is it a marketing technique???????
I notice a big chunk of the female population (myself included) really enjoy desserts, and sweet things in general. (Not to say the male population doesn’t.)
Also, it seems like most food-smelling non edible products are aimed at female consumers. Since, the Face Cream and Body Butter all have photographed female faces or body parts plastered over their containers.
And as for the colouring pens..
Good thing that times have really changed, and everyone is on more equal terms now, but the fact is in Taiwan, back when I was little, the mothers would have been more likely the parent to buy stationeries for their children; hence I believe it may be plausible to suggest the pens were designed to attract both the children’s and mothers’ attention.
So maybe the marketing teams of these businesses think they can sell more products by adding in the dessert-smelling element?? Actually, that’s a very silly question, of course they think they can sell more products by adding in the food smell!! That’s why it’s there!!!
But what made them assume that??
I can only theorize.. without knowing the real answer.
ANYWAY, enough ranting.
It would be very interesting, at least for me, to understand the reason behind the design of these commercial products.
Guess where we went for dinner!
I am sure anyone who knows me well will know we were at One Tree Grill~~
Here is a restaurant review I did earlier!
All the menus are now on iPads.
Complimentary Cured Salmon from the Chef
For Entrée Mum and I ordered Portabello and Celeriac soup~~ It was SO good and had shaved Black Truffle pieces in it~~~
A piece of Black Truffle
Dad had fresh Bluff Oysters
For Main I had Black Angus eye fillet
Mum had Snapper and scallops
Dad had Grilled market fish which was Hāpuku
Dessert was of course Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée for Mum and I!!
Dad had the house made ice cream and sorbet
We also shared some Manchego (sheep milk) cheese which came from Malagon, Spain