|Black Sesame and To Die For Banana Bread Gelato ($6.43)|
Since my first time trying their black sesame flavour, I raved about it to my dad (who loves black sesame) and promised to bring him here one day. He agreed it was delicious, "It tastes like frozen 芝麻糊!" And the next thing you know, he says "I'm done, you can eat the rest!"
Uhh...thanks dad? Clearly that was his favourite.
I couldn't resist giving the Banana Bread flavour a try. It's kind of a passing trend, but Erin Ireland's To Die For Banana Bread has been incorporated into many products are various establishments, and this is one of them. But lemme tell you, it tastes exactly like banana bread. There are chunks of bread throughout the gelato, makes eating it more exciting. The only small downside that it's a bit on the sweeter side. I can handle it but maybe those that don't usually like desserts should choose a less sugary flavour.
|Chocolate Brownie with cone ($6.43)|
Other flavours I've tried (or tasted) are Earl Grey and Coconut. I also recommend the Earl Grey flavour, it's not too sweet but the tea flavour is creamy and deep. There are few tea leaves throughout the ice cream too, if that doesn't bother you too much. I didn't think the Coconut flavour was rich or strong enough. Coconut Bliss does a much better job. If you're a coconut fanatic like me, try Coconut Bliss' Naked Coconut, it's heaven in a tub.
The portions here are not massive, yet not miniscule either. I guess they help you with portion control, haha! When I choose my two flavours for the cup, they actually weigh the amount. But not the cones because well, they can't really do that. It's pricey ice cream, but I'm okay with that knowing that they use real ingredients from the best sources and make it fresh. Unlike those Beyer's frozen desserts you find at the supermarket... that's plastic you're eating.
|To Die For Lemon Loaf sample|
Anyways, how did I get a sample? I had asked the employee at the cashier if they were selling any and she said she'd help me check. A few minutes after my family had already started devouring our ice cream, she came over and handed me a little paper bag with two small slices of the lemon loaf, for free! It came as a surprise for me since I assumed they didn't have any that day as I didn't make a purchase with my gelato. This thoughtful little act of customer service lightened my day gives me another reason to make visits in the future.
Love from Coconut Crumpet's Corner ♡