Goodbye Old Friend
Around a month ago Haagen Daz bars went on sale at 100pesos each. I only told a few of my closest friends to keep the hoarding at a minimum. I told my parents and my dad asks the Moa branch if they were on sale and they weren't but that they were closing in a few days. Then weeks later someone posted on my wall that Haagen Daz is going on sale everywhere and that it is leaving us.
I have relatively early childhood memories of Haagen Daz. Walking around in Hong Kong pouting ( I was a sulky child) and only ice cream would make me happy again. I remember being in High School sitting on my bed eating a pint of Choc Choc Mint while reading a book. I forget what book it was but I do remember the taste of chocolatey mint goodness. I also remember the 1st time I tried Cherry Vanilla in my BFF's house, there are no words to describe it. The 1st time I tried macadamia nut, how subtle and eloquent the taste was. How eating too much Coffee kept me up all night. Then years later they came out with Cappuccino Truffle and I knew it would keep me up BUT I could not stop myself. Yes, I stayed up and it was worth every spoonful. I remember tasting strawberry cheesecake, cookie and cream, midnight cookies and cream... I remember each and every moment I tasted them for the 1st time. Now, as I recall I just keep closing my eyes... These flavors I mentioned were my favorites, to me they were the best of the best. I almost finished a quart of Melon Haagen Daz in one sitting. I am happy I ate at the Haagen Daz buffet 3x in this lifetime. They were calories worth eating, time well spent, memories to last a lifetime.
Haagen Daz, you will be missed. You were not the 1st ice cream I ever ate, you will not be the last that I try BUT you truly have everything that can make me happy. See you when I fly abroad.