Not that Jarbiya needed even more restaurant to begin with, it’s already showered with restaurants on every corner you look. A new mini-mall is being built next to Champion that will house Johnny Rockets, Nino, Chocolate Cafe and Caribou. I’m pretty sure there’s going to be more by the time the mini-mall is complete.
It’s bad enough there might not be a Nutella day, what’s worse is I just found out a day dedicated to Nutella existed. Ferrero’s lawyers (Ferrero owns Nutella) don’t seem too happy about the fan-made Feb 5th Nutella day. There are negotiations right now with Ferrero to keep that day but there’s no knowing if it will go through.
A while back I received a thoughtful gift from 965flowers, it’s a website like Talabt except instead of food there are flowers. You pick the flower you want to order and the website will automatically inform the shop of your order with when you want the flowers to be delivered and where you want them delivered. You can even add a card with a paragraph of your liking if you want.
I ordered some flowers and the process was seamless and smooth, I didn’t have to login to my email to confirm my account. Didn’t know flowers are this expensive, I should open my own flower shop. They also recently launched directories for bakery and chocolate. Kudos goes to Local Flavor for coming up with this gift.[Website]
I passed by Marble Slab’s new location in Jabriya and I’m glad an ice cream store opened there having seen at least four frozen yoghurt stores open in Jabriya close to each other. My favorite part about Marble Slab is the mixing, you don’t just pick what ice cream you like, grab a few scoops, add some chocolate sauce and leave. They blend everything together and there’s a lot to pick from.
I chose some vanilla ice cream, dark chocolate ice cream, some kinder bueno pieces, ferrero riacho pieces and digestive biscuits. They all get put together then with the metal equipment they squashed everything together. I went all-out chocolate but they also have healthy stuff like fruits to pick from. Usually I add cookies but I think there’s enough chocolate and biscuit already.
The manager gave me a tour around the place and to my surprise they have pizza ice cream. I think this one was the red velvet pizza, after you pick your pizza you add whatever you want on top of it. So in this case the red velvet is like the tomato of a pizza. These are great for big gatherings or birthdays. They also had ice cream cupcakes available in the gallery below.
Two years ago I posted about Co-Ops in Kuwait stopping Kinder Surprise and switching to Kinder Joy. The reasons weren’t clear but Kinder Surprise does pose public healthy risks since a kid may unknowingly choke on the object. I was surprised to find it in Qurtoba C0-Op for a hefty 295 fils. The stock they’re bringing is from Belgium, so it won’t be lasting long.
This isn’t the first time I’ve noticed a local brand making their own chocolate, the first time was I when spotted Sultan Center having their own chocolate bars, amongst a lot of other things. I didn’t like Sultan Center’s that much, Mr.Baker definitely tastes better. They come in two flavours, light milk chocolate and light crispy chocolate, costs 950 fils each.
It is hard to figure out how a mother was under the impression Nutella was healthy for her kid but she did file a lawsuit after she found out the truth nonetheless. She argued this Nutella commercial made her think Nutella is a great healthy breakfast for everyone. What’s even more shocking is the fact that the mother won the lawsuit with a $3 million settlement.
I’m sure many of you have noticed Subway has been out of all types of chocolate cookies for well over a month now. Early Bird are also out of chocolate pancakes and I have been told that Milk has been having issues with chocolate pancake orders. I don’t know if they all share the same chocolate supplier but I hope everything goes back to normal soon.
Update: Looks like Subway’s chocolate chip cookies are back.