LH4116 From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 1702 posts, RR: 14 Posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6926 times:
Hello fellow A.nutters. I have always wondered why SQ only serves ice cream for dessert in Y and C. I usually read that people dislike their ice cream because it's rock hard and that it only comes in small portions served in an egg cup. Other carriers have a full dessert cart plus ice cream on the side (in Business). In economy ice cream would be acceptable but not in business class. Is it cheaper for them to serve ice cream only?
SeansasLCY From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2007, 781 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6889 times:
In Y i got a apple sponge dessert and a small tub of chocolate Hagen daaz ice cream. The ice cream was hard but it soon softened and we had metal cutlery which made it easy it eat. So as in Y we got a dessert and ice cream I would assume C would also get more.
Andrew From Singapore, joined Dec 1999, 369 posts, RR: 1 Reply 16, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 5690 times:
I've seen lots of different types of ice cream on SQ, across all classes, and it depends on the station it was uplifted from. It ranges from the classic Cornetto cones, Vienetta, Ben and Jerry's, Haagen Dazs, to name a few.
I"m pretty sure it's Walls (called Streets in Australia) Magnum. SQ serves the same stuff ex SIN as well, since both companies use SATS as their caterer.
Haagen Dazs is served ex HKG and HKG only. Seems like QF does the same ex HKG as well. Is it cheaper there or something? I remember in the late 1990s SQ served Haagen Dazs and Movenpick ice cream ex SIN to Y pax, but along with champagne, that was slowly phased out.
For Y I think ice cream is fine. For J and F any airline should really be more creative. At least have the ice cream served in a bowl with proper toppings and sauces.
Ag92 From India, joined Jul 2006, 1317 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4602 times:
Yeah, what I am aware on the Delhi flights, Singapore Airlines gives us Ben and Jerrys although I must say that I hate the flavour. What I am being told recently is that they don't serve Hagan-Daaz and Movenpick in Economy Class anymore, it is now used for Business and First Class only.
LH431 From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 81 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4482 times:
Quoting SATX (Reply 19): Just leave it sitting out for a few minutes and you'll be fine.
Quoting ACFA (Reply 7): Trust me, its better to have rock hard ice cream that you can eat later than to have milky liquidy stuff.
The only problem is on very short sectors! On the SIN-DPS run they serve Ben & Jerrys after lunch/dinner and there is not much time left to let it become soft and eat it....I place the ice next to my cup of coffee or hold it in my hands!
I find the ice cream desert quite cheap in C. The B&J' or Haagen Dazs plastic cups are not very stylish.
On NZ I had a great ice cream in a proper bowl
LH4116 From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 1702 posts, RR: 14 Reply 23, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4417 times:
I remember back in the days when you got a pre-landing snack consisting of a snickers ice cream on KLM
Quoting Ag92 (Reply 21): What I am being told recently is that they don't serve Hagan-Daaz and Movenpick in Economy Class anymore, it is now used for Business and First Class only.
Strange that SQ have stopped serving top brand ice cream in Y. I know that AF gives out Häagen Dazs minis (almost like a Popsicles) in Y. Swiss serves Mövenpick Carmelita in Y on both long haul and on short flights. Does anyone know if they still have Mövenpick in Y?