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birthday finale at max brenner’s

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I’ve enjoyed Max Brenner’s chocolate once in my life before tonight. The other Joann visited NYC and brought back a tin of these chocolate discs that were good but nothing to write home about. One visit to an actual Max Brenner’s chocolate shop has changed my mind. 

There were no cakes this birthday so a trip to a dessert store was definitely required before we all headed home for the night. Before we dug into dinner, Pui suggested that we save some room for chocolate fondue afterwards. We all readily agreed because when it comes to food we don’t generally put up a very good fight.

We oohed and aahed over the menu that had things like banana split waffles, chewy brownies, and big honkin’ frothy milkshakes. Where to start, where to start. We made a deal to not go tooooo overboard and settled on ordering three dishes to share between the five of us.

Victim #1 was chocolate souffle.

Stop drooling. Vanilla ice cream, sweet strawberries, crunchy chocolate bits, and a lovely, warm, oozing chocolate souffle dusted with powdered sugar. WHY IS THIS EVEN ALLOWED. The minute we dug in the melted chocolate inside started oozing out like awesomely perfect chocolate lava. 

Victim #2. As a semi-reprieve from the chocolate we picked a white chocolate strawberry milkshake. 

It came in a very cute, tall, and bossy ceramic cup. 

Pat didn’t like this too much (she preferred the chocolate blended drink) but I enjoyed it. Lots of strawberry goodness, a splash of yogurt, and a rich spoonful of ice cream will leave you giggling with a sugar high.

Victim #3 was obviously the chocolate fondue. Little twin candle warmed bowls of dark and milk chocolate are brought out with some dippin goodies.

They include strawberries, bananas, banana bread, and marshmallows.

Looks delicious right? We could barely contain ourselves long enough to take pictures before all of the dipping and chomping started. 

This was a great way to cap off my first birthday in Singapore. There are def more trips to Max Brenner in my future. Thanks to everyone who sent over their birthday wishes and helped me celebrate!

Oh, and that first victim?

It was pretty good.

Max Brenner’s: 8 Raffles Avenue #01-06/08, Esplanade Mall, Singapore 039802


Written by joann

November 2, 2008 at 10:06 pm

Posted in dessert, singapore

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  1. Happy birthday, darling! I’m glad you had such an awesome time. Jane, Lizzie, Sarah and I are having dinner this week, and we’ll pour one out for you 🙂


    November 3, 2008 at 2:01 am

  2. thank you my dear! i look forward to the shout out at your upcoming dinner. 🙂


    November 3, 2008 at 10:42 pm

  3. Hi again!

    We enjoy morning tea’s at Max Brenner (at Melbourne Central shopping mall) whenever we are in the area (usually hooking up with friends). I’ve done a few Max Brenner blog posts and everyone usually drools over the chocolately offerings!

    We love the waffles and the babka with chocolate sauce!




    November 17, 2008 at 2:56 pm

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