I don't have a problem with coffee, I have a problem without it. And, I follow a strict diet resembling an unsupervised child at a birthday party - but I prefer the socially-accepted term "foodie". Hold on, I'm eating!! IG @perthscrazycoffeelady
Global sensation HoneyCreme Ice Cream set up shop in the Perth CBD just last month with an extraordinary Grand Opening offering an abundance of free giveaways including 100 free soft serves to the lucky first customers.
HoneyCreme boast themselves as "Trendsetters in Korean Soft Serve Ice Cream" with stores across China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and the United States. HoneyCreme sets themselves apart from soft serve competitors by using fresh milk and cream rather than a standard package mix and the proof is in the pudding (or the ice cream, really) resulting in a remarkably smooth and silky mouth-feel.
Please note the HoneyCreme website lists a number of varieties available in other countries - these are the Perth ones
Each of the varieties are essentially the same soft serve, it's just the toppings with variety. In the Australian outlet, you can expect varieties such as honeycomb, popcorn, organic mixed grains, churros, macaroons, cereal milk, bacon with chocolate, cotton candy or an affogato (with or without fairy floss).
I opted for the 'Organic Cotton Candy Affogato' which, disappointingly, was served with "espresso" prepared on a pod machine courtesy of Nespresso. Perhaps my expectations were too high of an ice creamery to be using top notch coffee, but it is my understanding and firm belief that an affogato is to be prepared with coffee blacker than Hitler's soul and consequently, the pod coffee certainly didn't cut it in terms of off-setting the sweetness of the ice cream. It was a shame to have such a stark imbalance in quality when the soft serve was so great.
I was, however, highly impressed with the theatrics during preparation whereby the cup was placed before my eyes with the cotton candy on top before having the espresso poured over the cotton candy, which shrivelled and melted away within seconds. Furthermore, the cotton candy was also replaced back on top of my affogato before being handed over. Needless to say, the staff are absolutely lovely and get a kick out of entertaining the crowd.
Prices start at around $5.50 for a small cup, so this is definitely worth keeping in mind if you're just looking for a standard ice creamery to entertain a horde of children with over the school holidays. Quality over quantity here guys, but you get what you pay for in terms of a premium product so if this appeals to you, come see what all the fuss is about!