Now that's what I call an ice cream.
As anyone who's ever read Chocolatesuze knows, Suze never eats anything by halves. Which is why, even as we're sitting down to a chocolate degustation plate at Guylian Cafe, only hours before we're due to down cocktails and canapes at the Vibe Entertains cookbook launch, she's pulling out a printed blog post from her handbag saying "We have to eat this! Look at it! It's huuuuge!"
It is huge. It's a 32-centimetre high softserve ice cream cone first posted by G and then K on their blog Two-KG. Thirty-two centimetres?! It's a mission we must accept!
The Korean convenience store is en-route to the launch. Very convenient, in fact! We giggle like schoolgirls as we enter, staring at the handmade sign and then marvelling at the photos of prior customers. 32cm equals a little over one foot. It's a colossal softserve benchmark that's evidently popular throughout Korea as these photos show.
In the end, I pike out (did I mention I'd already had ice cream after lunch and before Guylian?) and Chocolatesuze makes her order. Chocolate, of course.
There's a lot of concentration needed when making a soft serve of skyscraper proportions. But the result... instant happiness.
... until you're faced with the prospect of how to eat it!
The soft serve lady and the man at the convenience store counter are extremely amused with our impromptu soft serve photo shoot. The giant soft serve has only been available for three weeks, we're told.
On the street, I notice almost every passerby notices the extreme soft serve and cannot suppress a raised eyebrow and half-smile. Suze, meanwhile, is all too aware of the difficulties involved with navigating an extra large soft serve with appropriate ladylike decorum. It's also melting. Fast.
Chocolatesuze vs chocolate softserve
Full stomach? Messy fingers? Public scrutiny?
Suze elects to say goodbye.
The 32cm high soft serve costs $2.70 and is available in chocolate, strawberry or vanilla depending on the day. Two flavours can also be intertwined.
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Smile Korea Mart
630 George Street, Sydney
(next to Hungry Jack's on the corner of George and Liverpool Streets)
Open 24 hours
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