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[Review & Giveaway] Swensen's New Breakfast Menu and Swensen's SG50 Moon Gems Mooncakes

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Good news for all Swensen's fans! 

Our family have always been a fan of Swensen's and we were thankful to be invited for a scrumptious breakfast a few weeks ago. Swensen's has expanded its breakfast menu to include three new dishes. 

Mini Good Morning Sunnies - $8.50 
Credit: Swensen's Singapore

Salted Egg n Honey Toasties - $6.90

Simply Pancakes - $7.50

We tried the Salted Egg n Honey Toasties, Simply Pancakes, Swensen's Sunrise Omelette and Triple Cheese Toasties.

Our favourite is the Salted Egg n Honey Toasties. It consists of two thick cut Japanese bread grilled golden brown and generously spread with homemade salted egg and honey butter cream. More of the salted egg and honey butter cream are provided on the side so that you can spread more of the cream onto the toast. Believe me, you will finish all the cream in no time because it is so addictive. 

I always love salted egg dishes such as salted egg crabs, prawns, chicken, etc. This time, salted egg with toast is something of novelty to me. The taste is a tint of saltiness from the salted egg and sweetness from the butter and honey. I can say that the balance is good that it doesn't make me feel 'jelak' after eating.

The boys' favourite is of course the Simply Pancakes. The vanilla buttermilk pancakes are fluffy and soft and served with homemade honey butter cream and cheesy sausages. I think the honey butter cream, which is smooth and creamy, plays a big part in giving the pancakes more flavour. Big J especially love the honey butter cream and finished all of it!

Big J stuffing his mouth with the pancakes and sausages

Apart from the food, the breakfast sets comes with a beverage - coffee or tea for adults and orange or apple juice for kids. You can also choose other choices of drinks when you top-up a bit. 

Availability

The breakfast menu is available on weekends and Public Holidays from 8am to 11am and is available at all outlets except Bukit Panjang Plaza, City Square Mall, ION and Plaza Singapura outlets. Click here for more information about Swensen's breakfast menu.


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With the Mid-Autumn festival coming, Swensen's has launched its SG50 Moon Gems mooncakes. In celebration of Singapore's 50th birthday, this year's mooncakes feature the iconic Merlion emblem.

Credit: Swensen's Singapore

These mooncakes feature six delectable flavours - Crunchy Milo (New), Lychee Dreams (New), Yummy Yam (New), Sticky Chewy Chocolate, Durian Royale and Strawberry Fields Forever.

Crunchy Milo
As local as Singaporean flavours go, bite into the Crunchy Milo mooncake that features the rich malty taste of Milo filled with plush marshmallows and crunchy almond. Definitely the choice flavor combination in honor of Singapore’s 50th birthday.

Lychee Dreams
Get invigorated with the light refreshing taste of the sweet, fragrant translucent white flesh of lychee blended with Swensen’s Lychee ice cream. The unforgettable taste is the stuff of dreams.

Yummy Yam
Back by popular demand, Swensen’s signature Yam ice cream returns with its beckoning, all-familiar taste and texture. The aroma and sweet, creamy taste is a definite crowd pleaser and will have you reminiscing of the good old days.

Sticky Chewy Chocolate
This Mid-Autumn, fall in love again with the all-time best-selling Swensen’s signature Sticky Chewy Chocolate ice cream. Wrapped in our soft pastry skin, this rich chocolaty goodness will linger in your mouth with every bite.

Durian Royale
Behold the King of Fruits is back! Get ready to savour the rich pungent flavors of D24 durian ice cream. But be warned, this aromatic flavor will keep you coming back for more.

Strawberry Fields Forever
Reminscent of Singapore’s eternal summer days, Swensen’s creamy strawberry ice cream mooncake is abound with fresh ripe strawberries from the sweetest harvest.

The mooncakes are encased in a beautiful Lantern Box complete with LED lights and batteries.

Credit: Swensen's Singapore

Be sure not to throw away the box after eating the mooncakes as it can be used as a lantern.


If you are a regular of Swensen's ice-cream cakes, these ice-cream mooncakes will be a hit with you. We tried out the mooncakes and the kids love the Sticky Chewy Chocolate flavour while the adults love the Durian Royale flavour.


Price and Availability

Swensen's SG50 Moon Gems Mooncake Collection is priced at $35.80 for a box of 4 (with choice of flavours). It is available from 14 August 2015 to 27 September 2015 at all Swensen's and Earle Swensen's outlets

Credit Card Promotions

ANZ, BOC, Citibank, Diners, HSBC, Maybank, OCBC, Standard Chartered Bank, and UOB cardholders can enjoy an early bird special of 15% discount before 15 September 2015 and a 10% discount thereafter till 27 September 2015.

Swensen's Cool Rewards & Kids' Club members can enjoy 20% early bird special before 15 September 2015 & 15% discount thereafter till 27 September 2015.


GIVEAWAY

Swensen's is giving away 1 box of SG50 Moon Gems Mooncake, worth $35.80, to one lucky winner.

Just complete all the steps below to win! Giveaway ends Monday, 31 August 2015, 2359 hrs. Winner will have to self collect the mooncake from any Swensen's outlets by 6 September 2015.

To Win, 
1) Like The Js Arena
3) Like and share this facebook post. Remember to set your post to public.
4) Comment on this facebook post naming one of the new dishes from the breakfast menu and tag 3 friends.

Bonus entries. These are not compulsory but you could earn bonus entries to increase your chance of winning.
1) Follow @TheJsArena on Instagram.
2) Repost the Giveaway photo and hashtag #thejsarenagiveaway on Instagram.

Terms and Conditions:
1. Giveaway ends on Monday, 31 August 2015, 2359 hours (Singapore time)
2. Winner will have to self collect the mooncake from any Swensen's outlets by 6 September 2015.
3. All entries have to be completed. Incomplete or invalid entries will be disqualified without notice.
4. Limited to one winner per household.
5. Giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
6. We reserve the right to amend the terms and conditions without prior notice.


About Swensen's Singapore

A household name in Singapore, Swensen’s is synonymous with sweet memories of good times spent with loved ones. It first arrived in Singapore with the opening of a 200-seater restaurant at Thomson Plaza in 1979, and has since won the hearts of many with its warm, unpretentious ambience and a casual atmosphere. Over the years it has developed to become a restaurant chain offering not just ice cream, but fun and friendly casual-dining with a wide selection of hearty food, desserts, beverages, ice cream cakes and takeaway novelties. Today, Swensen’s has expanded to over 20 full-service restaurants serving an all-day menu of food and ice cream sundaes, and continues to bring people together for hearty meals and shared memories.



Disclaimer: We were invited to a food tasting at Swensen's for the purpose of this review. No monetary compensation was involved. All opinions, texts and photos are mine, unless otherwise stated.

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