Sweet Celebrations with Swensen’s SG50 Moon Gems & A Lighted-Up Lantern Box

{Review+Giveaway} CELEBRATING MID-AUTUMN WITH SWENSEN’S SG50 MOON GEMS

It’s that time of the year again!  Aside from solving Chinese riddles *read – Googling*, lantern-carrying *read – fire-playing* and drinking good quality Chinese tea, how else do Singaporeans celebrate the occasion?  Shirley used to bake her own salted egg-yolk mooncakes and have snowskin moonie parties with her close friends.  But there was no time for the interests since last year when travelling to school took up some time.  This year will be worse(!) when jiejie’s school turned single session.  >.<

Aside from gifting family and friends with traditionally baked or chilled snowskin mooncakes, there has always been one other option – the frozen ice cream snowskin mooncakes!! This year, Swensen’s Singapore has introduced six (6) novel ice cream mooncake flavours that pay homage to the nation’s 50th milestone with its Merlion emblem, packaged in a lantern box that can be lighted up with the accompanying LED lights.  Kids can simply turn on the switch when they wish to carry it around.  But rest assured, this lantern DOES NOT come with eeEEeEE oOOrrRrrh eeEEeEE oOOrrRrrh…… Chinese music.  So parents can be rest assured that your ears will be AT PEACE.  You know, right?!

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Featuring all-time family favourite ~ Yam flavoured Swensen’s Moon Gems

Mid-Autumn festival is rolling around, and Swensen’s has the perfect seasonal offering for annual, warm familial gatherings whilst basking under the pale moonlight.  In celebration of Singapore’s 50th birthday, the much-anticipated SG50 Moon Gems mooncakes feature the iconic Merlion emblem to top off the festivities, in reminiscence of how far Singapore has come in the past five decades, and come encased in a beautiful Lantern Box complete with LED lights and batteries.

With the marking of new milestones, comes a brand new pastry skin recipe for the SG50 Moon Gems ice cream mooncakes that promise to deliver happiness with the improved texture.  Swensen’s latest ice cream mooncakes feature six delectable options that celebrate some of Singapore’s most popular local flavors.  In keeping with Swensen’s passion to innovate and surprise with new offerings, the family restaurant introduces three flavors that will be sure to please – Crunchy Milo, Lychee Dreams and Yummy Yam.  Fans of their quintessential mooncake range can revel in familiar, all-time-favorites like the Durian Royale and Sticky Chewy Chocolate.

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Swensen’s SG Moon Gems Mooncake Collection

Crunchy Milo (*NEW*)
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.

Yummy Yam (*NEW*) ~ Shirley’s favourite
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.

Lychee Dreams (*NEW*)
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.

Sticky Chewy Chocolate ~ Audrey’s favourite
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 ~ Jiejie’s favourite
Reminscent of Singapore’s eternal summer days, Swensen’s creamy strawberry ice cream mooncake is abound with fresh ripe strawberries from the sweetest harvest.

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Yummy Yam (*NEW*) & Strawberry Fields Forever

Who said moon cakes are supposed to be eaten when the moon is up?  With the weather this hot and the kids at home these two days due to PSLE Oral Exams, Shirley and kids just couldn’t wait to taste the Yam-flavoured icecream moon cake straight after photo-taking.  What was supposedly meant for dessert after lunch became the appetiser.  So sorry to hubby who didn’t get to taste the sweet delight and the chewy snow skin.  Wahhahahah   >.<

Price and Availability

Swensen’s SG50 Moon Gems Mooncake Collection is priced at $35.80 (inclusive of GST) for a box of 4 (with choice of flavours).  Available from 14 August 2015 to 27 September 2015 at all Swensen’s and Earle Swensen’s outlets.  No pre-orders are required.  For convenience, online order is also available at Swensen’s website.

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.

[Ended]<WIN SWENSEN’S BOX OF MOON GEMS WORTH $36>[Ended]

Giveaway

To take part and qualify, please make sure all the following steps are completed:

1) {Compulsory} COMMENT on this blog post with your Facebook Name and your email address (for contact purposes in case you win).  Tell us 2 of your favourite ice cream flavour from Swensen’s Moon Gems selections.

2) {Compulsory} LIKE SAys! Happy Mums  and Swensen’s Singapore on Facebook.

3) {Compulsory} LIKE and SHARE this Facebook post with the caption “Tag @Friend A  @Friend B  @Friend C @Friend D @Friend E  @SAys Happy Mums is giving away a box of Swensen’s Moon Gems!”.  DO set your post to PUBLIC so that we are able to verify your entry.

4) {Not Compulsory}  It helps us track your entry easier ~ Leave a comment on the Facebook post. Simply comment DONE!  🙂

5) {Optional + 1 Chance}  We’d love to have you joining us on Instagram!  Follow@sayshappymums for insta-moments and let us know your Instagram Handle.  ❤

Terms and Conditions:

  • Giveaway ends 31 August 2015 at 10.00AM.  Prize must be collected by 6 September 2015 before restaurant closes.
  • Prize is fixed and cannot be changed to a different item.
  • Winner(s) will be notified by the email provided under the blog comments and must reply within 24 hours, failing which, a new winner will be drawn, without notice.
  • This giveaway is open to Singapore residents only.
  • Incomplete entries will be disqualified without notice. Decisions are final and no changes/disputes will be entertained.
  • All information is solely collected for the purpose of this giveaway and we will not send unsolicited emails to your inbox unless you have opted to subscribe to us (on the right!).
  • This giveaway is in no manner associated with any social media accounts except our blog.

Best of luck and share the love! 🙂

[Edited 01 Sep 15 ->]

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT

Congratulations to Spencer!  You will be hearing from us very soon!

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About Swensen’s Singapore

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A household name in Singapore, Swensen’s is synonymous with sweet memories of good times spent with loved ones.  Swensen’s 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.

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Swensen’s Outlets

Opening hours (unless otherwise state):  [Weekdays] 10.30am-10.30pm | [Weekends & PH] 8am-10.30pm

Ang Mo Kio Hub @ #B1-25/26 | Tel: 6481 4316
Bedok Mall @ #01-77 | Tel: 6844 9759
Bukit Panjang Plaza @ #03-04 | Tel: 6892 0319
Causeway Point @ #02-08/09 | Tel: 6894 2086
Centrepoint (Earle Swensen’s) @ #02-52 | Tel: 6733 6461 (Opening hours: [Mon-Thu] 10.30am-9.30pm | [Fri-Sun, Eve of PH & PH] 10.30am-10.30pm)
Changi Airport Terminal 2 @ Mezzanine Level, Arrival Hall North | Tel: 6542 8219 (Opening hours: 24 Hours)
Compass Point @ B1-28/29 | Tel: 6384 5187
City Square Mall @ #03-37/38 | Tel: 6509 6280 (Opening hours: 10:30am-10.30pm)
Clementi Mall @ #03-31/32/33 | Tel: 6659 2151
E! Hub @ Downtown East @ #02-121 | Tel: 6584 5716
IMM @ #01-111 | Tel: 6566 7554
ION Orchard @ #B1-31 | Tel: 6884 5967 (Opening hours: 10:30am-10.30pm)
JEM (Earle Swensen’s) @ #03-11 | Tel: 6734 7712 (Opening hours: 10:30am-10.30pm)
Junction 8 @ #01-39 | Tel: 6252 6229
Jurong Point @ #B1-64 | Tel: 6795 2187
Marina Square @ #01-206/207 | Tel: 6338 7256
Nex Mall @ #02-07/08 | Tel: 6634 4072
North Point @ #01-16/17 | Tel: 6754 1944
Parkway Parade @ #B1-33/34 | Tel: 6346 1886
Plaza Singapura @ #03-23 | Tel: 6837 0650 (Opening hours: 10:30am-10.30pm)
Tampines Mall @ #03-30 | Tel: 6781 5489
The Seletar Mall @ #02-11/12 | Tel: 6702 3640
The Sun Plaza ~ Opening in July 2015
Thomson Plaza @ #03-23 | Tel: 6454 8502 (Opening hours: 10:30am-10.30pm)
VivoCity (Earle Swensen’s) @ #02-117 | Tel: 6272 3306 (Opening hours: 10:30am-10.30pm)
West Mall @ #02-05 | Tel: 6898 9281

Disclaimer : We were sponsored a box of Swensen’s Ice Cream Mooncakes for purposes of this review.  No monetary compensation was received.  And as usual, all opinions are our own.  All photos belong to Swensen’s unless otherwise stated.  Pls do not reuse without permission.


 

If you have not gotten enough moon cakes, hop on over to our review for

Thye Moh Chan Handcrafted Traditional Teochew Mooncakes

 

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About SAys! Happy Mums

We are a Singapore Mum Blog hosted by BFFs Shirley & Audrey. We blog about our children, parenting and family lifestyle. Most often than not, we find ourselves immersed in family and kids entertainment and can't escape from the lure of great food!

140 thoughts on “Sweet Celebrations with Swensen’s SG50 Moon Gems & A Lighted-Up Lantern Box

  1. It must be durian and crunchy milo! My girls would love to savour these yummy ice cream mooncakes from Swensens! 😀

    Facebook: Claudia Lim
    Email: claudia at the loving mum dot sg 😀

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  2. I had these 2 flavours in mind even before I reach your question. Not kidding!

    Crunchy Milo because Milo has been my comfort go-to drink since young, and Strawberry Fields Forever because I love Strawberries and reading its description made me salivate. =D

    Facebook name: pamosg
    Insta handle: @pammiesg

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  3. Aww thanks @sayshappymums for this awesome giveaway! I’m a big fan of Swensen’s ice-cream cakes and snowskin mooncakes! ❤

    Facebook Name: Adelyn Khoo Wei Ting
    Email: adelynkwt@gmail.com
    Instagram follower: @foodieade
    My favourite flavours are Crunchy Milo and Lychee Dreams! 😀 Hope to win this so my family can have a good time savouring the delicious mooncakes and the kiddos can play with the LED lantern without the annoying music! 😛

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  4. Facebook Name : Sweetie Pheng Tan
    Email address: pheng_new@yahoo.com.sg
    My parents love Durian Royale and Sticky Chewy Chocolate.
    Mooncake is my parents’ favourite. Hope to win this gorgeous golden assorted mooncake for my parents to enjoy during this coming mooncake festival – as my parents are already very old and further such mooncake festival is only celebrated once a year.

    👄Many thanks for the awesome giveaway,

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  5. Facebook Name : Poh Hong Liang (URL : https://www.facebook.com/poh.hongliang)
    Email : hl7600@gmail.com

    Two of my favourite flavours from Swensen’s Moon Gem Selections are Lychee Dreams and Strawberry Fields Forever! Managed to select these two flavours out of the whole selection because of its uniqueness, especially to be in a mooncake.

    Usually mooncake comes in either Traditional or Snowskin, but we can seldom find ice cream mooncakes. I chose one new ice cream mooncake flavour, which is the Lychee Dreams and also one of the usual favourites, which is the Strawberry Fields Forever. These 2 flavours especially stands out to me.

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  6. Pingback: {Review} Thye Moh Chan Handcrafted Traditional Teochew Mooncakes | SAys! Happy Mums

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