Since last year, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream has been readily available from Adelaide supermarkets. It’s only recently that Adelaide’s first scoop shop opened, and the sixth such store to open in a Hoyts cinema complex.
How does Ben & Jerry’s differ from other ice cream places? I’d have to say it’s their creative inventive flavours. There are 20 different ice creams and 2 sorbets to choose from. Customers have the option sampling all the ice cream flavours before handing over their money. While ice cream is what they’re known for, they also do shakes, sundaes and hot beverages.
There’s not much seating at this particular scoop shop and customers will have to make do with a single communal table just in front of the store.
Today, I had the New York Super Fudge Chunk which consists of chocolate ice cream with white and dark fudge chunks, pecans, walnuts and fudge covered almonds. The ice cream was rich and decadent, and the nuts and fudge chunks added a nice crunchy texture. This is just pure chocolatey goodness that is perfect for any weather conditions.
The staff were friendly and the service was very good. I admired the patience of one of the store attendants as I sampled a dozen ice creams. The ice cream is available in either cups that come in 3 sizes (small $5.50, regular $7.20 and large $9.20) or cones. Alternatively, you get can get a pint of ice cream with flavours of your choice for $14.95.
It’s essentially a matter of preference as to which ice cream flavours you like. Some flavours that I liked were the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Cotton Candy and Triple Caramel Chunk. A common theme with their ice cream is the inclusion of solid ingredients, which I’m really not a fan of. A single scoop of ice cream here is a bit more expensive than what you’d pay elsewhere.
WHERE: Shop 6, 224 The Parade, Norwood