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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Somebody! Please help!!!


I have come to realize within the past few weeks that I have an addiction.... yes, addicted to Haagen Dazs. I've tried to sub with the mall Carvel ice cream (which isn't tasty... more like some sort of ice milk) and nothing will satisfy my cravings for my favorite brand. I've checked all the markets already- including the biggest one around, Carrefour- there the ice cream selections are just plain weird and NOT very appealing... at all.

Can someone PLEASE tell me where to find my love in Cairo??? If I can't get to an actual store where the selections and toppings can NOT be compared, I'll settle most definitely for frozen...

It's gotten so bad that even when I look at my kids Hershey's chocolate sauce in the fridge, I start itching for ice cream... sick, right? All the "little" things we take for granted.... sigh. I need help..... please...... somebody! ;)

20 comments:

أم ترافيس said...

SORRY HUN, I HAVE NO IDEA!

I dont mind the ice cream here... have u checked City Stars? There are a couple different ice cream places there, and they cater to foreigners so if they dont got it there, they aint got it NO WHERE LOL

Empress Anisa said...

I WILL SCOUR City Stars like a lost fiend.... I miss my ice cream so much- I willing to pay double just to taste it!!! LOL

queen said...

oh your ice cream addiction sounds like my chocolate one..... i'd go crazy if i didnt get my fix, i hope you find some soon!!

Mona said...

I leaned in reading this post thinking that there was indeed Hagen Daaz in Egypt but then I realized you were as desperate as I. Man, even Carvel sucks? What a shame. Try to get through the withdrawals Anisa!

Empress Anisa said...

Queen- thank goodness I have no cravings for Godiva- that's another problem in itself.... ugh!

I would even settle for my other home favorite I grew up eating, Breyer's as they are all natural- they add nothing you can't pronounce or have a scientific name of some chemical to make it taste yummy.... milk, lots of cream, fruits and whatever your fancy is!

How can any country NOT have a Haagen Dazs store? Or AT LEAST sell it frozen? Whatta a cruel world.... ;P

Empress Anisa said...

Mona- I knew you would understand my plight... once you have it, there's NO going back.

The Carvel is like some watery ice milk... yuck. I tried it one day when I was leaving the mall only to be disappointed!

Yeah, if somebody cant tell me where to get it, I think I just might end up wrapped in blankets, shivering like some junky when I think of my yummy, creamy, delectable love... (started shivering) LOL

umm imran said...

movenpick in the containers isn't bad but it costs an arm and a leg... 30 + guinay for a container. Sultana's at city star is alright. arabs have a different expecton on ice cream than us! AHHHHHHHHHHHHH! i remember Baskin Robbins is good, and is the real deal. at least when i had it.

Natasha said...

I remember being the same way when I spent three months in India... the ice cream is just different over there! Also, if you haven't tried it, Haagen Dazs makes some AMAZING mango ice cream. :)

Empress Anisa said...

Umm Imran- okay, sis... now, where is there even a Baskin Robbins here? Beggars can't be too choosy (but I gotta have some REAL ice cream, ya know what I mean?) so I would even settle for that right now... let me know!

Empress Anisa said...

Natasha- Are you kidding me? The mango is one of my favorites!!! Oh sooooo yummy! That one next to the tried-and-true staple perfect after diiner- vanilla swiss almond. Close runner up classics: mint chocolate chip, dulce de leche, white chocolate raspberry truffle... and the vanilla honey bee is excellent! And with that one, Haagen Dazs was donating money from the sales to save the honey bees... pretty cool.

I don't think there's one I haven't tried (and the hips show it too!) :P

hijabee said...

I just had a mango Haggen Dazs ice cream. I can feel your plea lool. So sorry :)

Natasha said...

mmmm mango. I got my husband hooked on it, too. :-D Hehee

Anisah said...

I love Haagen Dazs! Hope you find some.

Anisah

Francesca Najea Lujan said...

As-salaamu-alaikum Sis. Anisa,

I write you this from BROOKLYN! I miss you and wish you were in NYC!

But, about your addiction, as long as you aren't smoking cigarettes in hijab - we're cool. Because when I see a hijabi smoking I want to holler, fuss and fight! You know what I'm saying?

Ma'aSalaama,

cairo, lusaka, amsterdam said...

Hey!
Good news! I think that there IS a Haagen Dazs in Egypt! It just opened a few months ago and I think it's in Mohandiseen, or so I've heard...I'll try find out where exactly.
Other than that, Movenpick is probably your best choice...

cairo, lusaka, amsterdam said...

Okay so there's no Haagen Dazs store yet, but you can order it by phone from: http://www.voilaluxuryfoods.com/
Download their catalog and there's lots of ice cream in the dessert section :) They deliver to your house.
There's also 11,000 LE caviar haha! Crazy...

ilka said...

salam

i have never ever seen haagen dazs in the seven years i have lived in cairo. there is no breyers either. there is baskin robbins which is a pure rip off so i dont even buy from them.

Anonymous said...

There are a couple of Baskin Robbins, Mohandeseen and one in siraag mall in madinat nasr.

Empress Anisa said...

Thanks ladies for the info! I have had the pleasure of trying to cure of my addiction of Haagen Dazs with some Baskin Robbins which I found in Nasr City... but as we know, NOTHING can compare to my love....

Oh yeah, Hijabee... just RUB it in on how YOU just had mango... now, I'm drooling all over again....

Life's Balance Beam said...

salaamualaikum! i know im terribly late but im a new reader and mashaallah LOVE ur blog, i lived in alex egypt in 2007 and while i couldnt adjust to alot i miss it sooo much! i also know a few sisters in rehab, inshaallah i will get their contact information for you if you would like inshaallah from the u.s.

but ice cream!!
u may definately be able to find it at a store called metro. they had most of the american foods we loved there when i was in egypt i dont know much about cairo so im noootttt sure! but they had ALOT but warning u willllllll be spending MAJOR chips on it!!

take care sis! salaamaualaikum