After running a total of 45k this week I decided to treat myself to some gelato whilst watching the Olympic men’s road race. I chose to explore what Scoop in South Kensington had to offer as I had previously read Time Out’s article ‘Best ice cream in London’ which stated that Scoop import their quality ingredients from Italy’s finest suppliers. The flavours were written in Italian so I didn’t have a clue what they were but I asked the shop assistant to read them out in English for me. I didn’t find anything out of the ordinary or exciting about these flavours and ended up choosing Bacio (chocolate hazelnut), Caramello (caramel) and Amerena (creamy cherry). To combat my disappointment with the range of flavours on offer, I added a wafer stick to my treat size tub!
The ice cream was nice, it was creamy and the texture smooth, but it was no different to any other gelato. There were hardly any chunks, fruit or sauce hidden in the ice cream and the few pieces of chocolate I found tasted very industrial and mass produced, certainly of no great quality. I even came across a couple of small chunks of ice which you may expect to find in a tub of regular ice cream but certainly not gelato.
At a price of £4.50 for a medium tub (small if u ask me) I expected better. Scoops is good, don’t get me wrong, but I’ve tasted far nicer. Next time I’m in South Kensington I’m going to head back to Oddono’s which is located just round the corner. Sorry Scoop!
Living life, loving cake,