Hey guys, how’s it going. My friend treated me to a ticket to The Dessert
Museum a few days ago. It’s in the S Maison Mall beside the Conrad
Manila Hotel. There are eight themed rooms featuring eight
different kinds of desserts. Excluding the donut and bubblegum rooms, you
get to eat desserts related to the room’s theme. So that’s six out of eight rooms. You get around 15 minutes or so per room and
they usher you and the batch you’re with to the next room after. The desserts aren’t anything to write home
about. They are pretty generic and tiny. You aren’t paying the 699 peso entrance fee
to eat fancy desserts for sure. 699 pesos is around 13.5 USD as of March 10,
2018. it’s 699 pesos if you reserve online with
a hundred peso convenience fee (that’s 2 USD), and 799 pesos (or 15.40 USD) if you walk in. That’s a lot of money for tiny desserts that
don’t taste anything special. You can see the portion sizes in some of the
rooms where I had footage of me eating. The money you pay really goes towards the
experience of getting visually stimulated by the really oddball installations in every
themed room. I wouldn’t call this an actual museum either. For example, in the ice cream room, a lot
of the quote unquote facts pasted on the wall start with “some say” “they say”. That’s not fact, that’s conjecture. That’s not a diss though. It’s just the nature of the place. Think of it like a tiny theme park. It’s great for people who like to take photos
for social media. Lots of props and installations to photograph
yourself playing with. Some of the rooms even have interactive elements
like a mini trampoline, a wind tunnel ball pit thing, see saws, a huge soap balloon generator
in the bubblegum room, and basketball hoops for all your Snapchats and Instagrams. The most decent dessert in this place is the
ice cream. The most interesting room is the cotton candy
room. It’s all pink and the cotton candy forest,
cotton candy treehouse and an inverted cotton candy and looks like something out of a David
Lynch film. They offer milk powder to cut the sweetness
of the cottton candy down a bit. That’s the white powder you see in this clip
of me eating it. Not all the desserts given correspond exactly
to the theme of the room. For example, in the candy cane room, they
don’t give you candy canes, but candy cane colored macaroons. In the final room, the cake room, they give
you Cake Pops. The interactive element in that room is the
basketball play area because the cake pops are round and a ball is round I guess. It’s safe to bring your kids there, the ball
is soft. I wouldn’t say this place is a total bust. It’s an interesting experience but I wouldn’t
go there expecting tasty desserts. Not as of early March 2018 anyway. You’ll have fun in there though if you like
funhouses and kitschy colorful stuff to photograph. Remember to show up on time if you book online
or there’s a late fee. When my friend and I got there, the previous
batch was running late so they gave us two free tickets for next time for agreeing to
push our schedule back half an hour. That was cool of The Dessert Museum. Hope you found this informative, thanks for
watching.