Unfortunately, only available in the USA currently. Wonder if we Malaysians will ever see it here? Or perhaps I could take the 5 ingredients and try it out in my ice cream machin ... hmmm...that's an idea :)
Haagen-Dazs 'Five' - just 5 ingredients
Source: Springwise
As a delicacy with relative affordability and universal appeal, ice cream is one of those products that serves as a barometer of the times. We've covered ice cream innovations at the high end—such as the Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream Company and its locally sourced, hormone-free ice creams in flavours like ginger, giandujia and red currant—as well as convenience-focused novelties like the MooBella vending machine. Next up? Simplicity, if the Häagen-Dazs Five line is any indication.

Häagen-Dazs Five is a new, all-natural ice cream crafted with only five ingredients: skim milk, cream, sugar, egg yolks and natural flavouring. Available in mint, ginger, coffee, vanilla bean, passion fruit, brown sugar and milk chocolate, the Five line also includes less fat than Häagen-Dazs's other ice creams, the company says. It's now available in stores, and an online flavour finder helps identify availability by ZIP code. Pricing is roughly USD 7 per pint.

Pure, natural, simple—in today's ailing economic climate, such adjectives hold a nostalgic appeal. Everyday consumers may not be able to afford the big luxuries, but at least there's still good, old-fashioned ice cream! ;-)

What a great idea! In Malaysia, I had a similar experience with the Westin Kuala Lumpur. When I called to make reservations; immediately after putting the phone down, I received an SMS confirming my reservation. A day before the booking, received another SMS reminder/confirmation. AFTER having my meal there, received a thank you SMS within the hour!

Restaurants page waiting guests on their cellphones
Source: Springwise

Providing a new solution to an old problem, ReadyPing lets restaurants notify guests by text message when their table is ready. The system aims to improve on restaurant pagers, which require a substantial upfront investment plus maintenance costs, and have a limited range. Restaurants don't need to purchase new hardware to use ReadyPing; all that's required is an internet connection and a computer. ReadyPing charges a flat monthly fee of USD 35, which includes sending an unlimited number of 'pings'.

To use the system, hosts enter a party's name, number of guests, and their mobile number. When their table is available, the host clicks a button to send a customizable text message.

Launched in January 2009, ReadyPing is currently only available in the United States, but it definitely has potential in other time-strapped parts of the world. Of course, there's no reason why similar systems couldn't be used by other types of businesses. One to brainstorm on?

Spotted by: Judy McRae
I almost forgot that it's Valentine's Day this Saturday! I mean, we're still recovering from Chinese New Year!

Anyway, as I walked pass the Godiva shop at KLCC earlier, I couldn't help but fall in love with the scrumptious chocolates they had on sale. It's gorgeous!

Someone asked me why Godiva chocolates are so expensive. Well, to me its all the high quality ingredients they put into it and of course, the packaging, etc that makes an already great piece of chocolate that more special.

For Valentine's Day, they've outdone themselves - precious little morsels of chocolate wrapped prettily in beautiful heart boxes and don't forget the really really cute teddy bear too!
Actually, if my love presented himself with a box of Godiva chocolate tied around his neck, that would make a pretty good present too ... hmm..something to think about? :)
Learn more about Godiva chocolate at
Godiva has 2 locations in Kuala Lumpur:
1) Level 1, Suria KLCC (just at the top of the middle escalators) Tel 03 2166 5252
2) Level 2, Pavillion, Kuala Lumpur. Tel 03 2142 5252

I received a flyer in my mailbox the other day - about DQ Clean Chickens. It's one of the flyers I didn't throw out as I wanted to read more about it.

So, DQ chickens are not just free-range chickens but they're also grassfed, no hormones, no steroid, antibiotic free, no pesticides and chemical free. I also read with great interest that the chickens are not debeaked and their grazing area is moved all the time. To me, this is important.

You see, chickens are dirty animals and on normal farms, they would basically live and grow in their own waste. Even free range chickens - they may not be caged but then if they're running around in the same dirty area and there's no more grass to eat?

But these people at DQ rotate the hens every few days so that they not only have new grass, but their waste gets dried up and becomes fertiliser.

One of these days I will try one of these clean chickens. To date, I haven't yet bought any chicken to cook as it's a lot of one person. But I have tried out their eggs (only because it's the only pack that sell in 6 - the smallest quantity). The eggs are yummy and HUGE - now I know why they cost double the normal eggs!

Anyway, their website is Do check it out and learn more about the chicken you may be consuming.

They also do home delivery or you can buy from their stockist / agents:

Good4U (home Delivery) 012 331 7173
EcoGreen, TTDI 03 7725 8388
Country Farm Organics 03 7880 9936
Hock Lee, Damansara Heights 03 2094 2807
Villlage Grocer 03 2282 0633