While trekking through Shoreditch one day last week, I happened to find myself back at the Boxpark. Known for selling delicious treats in Shoreditch, I decided to treat myself that hot summer day to an ice cream. But it wasn’t any old ice cream.
Soft Serve Society has been on my list for a bit because I do enjoy ice cream and I came across a mesmerizing photo of a black cone with what looked a delicious flavor of salted caramel ice cream. I wanted to try it but the last time I was in the mood for a treat and was in that area, I went for a bubble waffle wrap filled with strawberries and cream. That day I was craving a sweet treat however, was my moment to give this soft serve place a try.
They have flavors (no U please) like vanilla, charcoal coconut, the ever trendy matcha and mango. If you want, you can get a “scoop” on a cone or in a cup and they have a variety of toppings including, sweet sauces, candy, cookies, etc. When I arrived, I was overwhelmed by the sundaes list. All of the sweet soft serve creations sounded sooo good but I went for something called The Cloud 9.
What’s in The Cloud 9? It’s vanilla soft serve with strawberry sauce, two strawberry pocky sticks, strawberry crunchy candy, popping candy and a giant dab of cotton candy (all in a cup). I knew there was gonna be cotton candy but I thought it’d be a small puff, not an actual cotton candy carnival size piece. It was overwhelming, which made eating the ice cream itself, a messy challenge.
For perspective, you can see how big the cotton candy is in relation to the cup and my hand. To eat it delicately or on the go is a difficult task. You need both hands because the cotton candy sits entirely on the cup and there is no way you can eat it with a bit of ice cream at the same time. Also, be prepared to be stared at because this treat is a spectacle and draws a lot of attention.
When you do eat it, it’s so sweet. So sweet in fact that I warn all diabetics to stay far far away. But the ice cream, once you get to it, is so delicious. The strawberry flavors are so nice and honestly, I could have done with everything minus the cotton candy. The cotton candy was nice, don’t get me wrong, but it was so much. If I had eaten lunch before this, I may have gotten sick, haha. But I loved the ice cream and made it through all the treats which complemented the soft serve very well.
Would I go back there? Heck yes! So should you? I think so if you’re in Shoreditch and you’re craving ice cream or it’s a hot day. Very tasty and I definitely didn’t regret it. Next time I may get a scoop instead of a sundae but it is something you won’t feel bad about spending money on.