Yesterday was Chunkfest 2014, and it’s my first and very possibly my last time participating in this event.
Having held for the 7th year running, I expected a much better selection of venue grounds or wet weather contingency plan, especially since they have received complaints about muddy grounds due to the rain in the previous years. And so, it rained again before the event this year. I think they are really unlucky, but still..
This year’s event was held at The Meadows, Gardens by the Bay, which was a pretty accessible location because of its proximity to the MRT station. It was a pretty good location because people who arrived early at the event like us, could take a little walk around the Gardens and do a bit of exploring before or after the event. Like I’ve said earlier, despite the good location, they should probably use platforms in their next event because the grass patch was filled with mud after the rain and it’s really a hassle to be walking around. Our feet were all muddy and we really pitied people who were dressed in nice shoes for the event because they got all muddy and not forgetting those with long pants too!
I really like the gardens because they are so pretty! And I’m a sucker for nice scenery!
The event started at 2pm, so we got back to the grounds after a little walk! Before we could get our hands on the ice cream, we had to exchange for some fair coins!
This was what was left after purchasing 2 scoops of ice cream! A single scoop would set you back $6, while 2 scoops costs $11! We immediately got into the queue after getting our faircoins because.. LOOK AT ALL THE FLAVORS!
There were about 20 flavors of ice cream offered, including 11 which were flown exclusively from the U.S. and that was the main reason why we were there! Here is the list of all the flavors offered:
Banana Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt
Vanilla Greek Yogurt
Liz Lemon Greek Yogurt
Mint Chocolate Chunk
Scotchy Scotch Scotch
Salted Caramel Blondie
Hazed & Confused Core
Candy Bar Pie
Chocolate Fudge Brownie
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Sweet Cream Cookies
That’s My Jam Core
Red Velvet Cake
Peanut Butter Fudge Core
Looking through the list again makes me crave for more ice cream.. Oh no..
We got the Mint Chocolate Chunk and the Candy Bar Pie flavors in our first round because I like ice cream with “things inside to bite on”. Hahaha! If you’re wondering what’s in the Candy Bar Pie, it consisted of Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Fudge Flakes, Chocolate Nougat & Sweet & Salty Pretzel Swirls. While the Mint Chocolate Chunk is pretty much self explanatory
& why candy bar pie?
1. PEANUT BUTTER
2. ALOT OF THINGS TO CHEW ON.
Here’s a picture of our double scoop of ice cream, and we were both surprised that the mint chocolate chunk was not green in color! Hahaha!
We took a quick (no, actually a very slow and careful) walk around the fair after devouring the ice creams, but nothing caught our attention. The fair stalls featured the sundae school which was apparently one of the highlights of the event, where they conduct a talk on entrepreneurship of some sort, a few partners of Ben and Jerry, a couple of game stalls, a bouncy castle and a stage. Nothing exciting, in my opinion, except for the ice creams. Hahaha!
After making our way around the fair once, we decided to spend the remaining of our fair coins on 1 scoop of ice cream! And because that left us $3 remaining, we decided to get a cookie.
The size of the cookie was large enough to justify the price, and on our last scoop of ice cream from the fair, we’ve got the milk and cookies flavor, which in my opinion, was a better version of my favorite cookie dough flavor.
Milk and Cookies: Vanilla Ice Cream with a Chocolate Cookie Swirl, Chocolate Chip & Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
This just sounds like the perfect combination of everything. It’s like when I die, I believe heaven would be made of this, and I could eat it off the walls and furnitures.
Overall, I thought the event was okay because the ice creams were good. Very much wanted to try the red velvet ice cream and the PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE CORE, but they were only offered in pints, and we needed to save some stomach space for lunchner. However, I would think that it will be my last time attending the event because I don’t think I would go out of my way to just get ice cream from here, even though exclusive flavors are offered because:
1) The prices of the ice cream were not any cheaper.
2) There was nothing else to do besides getting ice cream. Even though they have a movie screening at night, but the muddy ground was a HUGE turn off. Besides, none of the stalls really appealed to us.
3) And lastly, like I’ve been whining about throughout the entire post, they seriously need to do something about the possibility of a very wet and muddy ground next year.