With the end of the school year being celebrated here last Saturday, Jimmy and I celebrated getting through what had been a challenging year for him (having had to learn a whole new language along with being without his mum and sister who he was very close to) by getting lunch at the local Hard Rock Cafe. After lunch we were heading to catch our bus home and stumbled upon the Magum Pleasure Store on Mannerheimintie. The thought of making your own Magnum ice
cream sounded intriguing so we popped inside.
It was pretty obvious we weren’t the only ones who found the idea tempting as the store was packed with families out celebrating the end of the school year. We joined the queue and eventually found our way to the counter where for, what I felt was a reasonable, 5 Euros you could make your own Magnum.
The first step is to choose your toppings from the extensive list of sweet and savoury toppings, yes chilli flakes was one of the toppings and someone I have since spoken to has also said they have seen bacon there as well.
Once you have chosen the toppings they are taken and put into a shaker and mixed up well.
Next you get to choose which flavoured chocolate you want (Dark, Milk or White) and a plain ice cream is taken and dipped in your pick. With the chocolate still runny it is placed in a special little cardboard tray and the toppings spread over both sides.
To finish off you can drizzle the whole ice cream in your choice of drizzling chocolate and a little chocolate button with the magnum “M” is placed on your masterpiece, which is now ready to eat.
While here you are also able to order a coffee or wine (still or sparkling) and there is also a bar / cafe area where you can order other food and drinks by the looks.
This is only a pop-up store and is open in Helsinki until August 20, 2016, so don’t leave it too late to enjoy your customised Magnum treat.
There are a number of Magnum pop-up stores throughout the world this summer, with ones I have been able to confirm being located in the following cities;
So keep an eye out for one in your travels, they are definitely worth trying at least once….. although I somehow know that this was not our last visit this summer….