I - Asia - Ice Cream

Ice Cream Waffle Bar

Morinaga

Taste: 3

Texture: 3

Novelty: 5

All scores out of 5

June 21 2009

Brilliance in an ice cream treat is really something that one does not see every day. I say brilliance and I mean this more in design than in exicution with this treat. The brilliant design isn't even that simple, and it's not one of those things that you can say "I should have thought of that" because I can't see it being thought of really.

This treat consists of ice cream, filled with a chocolate centre (it's a hard chocolate centre but more on that later), then the ice cream is covered again in chocolate (again the hard stuff), and finally the entire thing is wrapped in a waffle shapped outer layer. The outer layer is the consistency and flavour of your average cone not too sweet to go well the the centre.

The ice cream is pretty good as well, nothing spectacular but a basic vanilla perfect for accentuating any other flavours one might want to put into this treat. The problem I have with this come with the chocolate I had mentioned earlier. First of all the chocolate in the centre was hard, and I just don't think that worked at all, something soft like a chocolate sauce would have been so much better. Also the chocolate on the outside of the ice cream and inside of the cone was not only the hard stuff as well but there was barely any there. I actually came accross portions that were bare.

It was very disapointing to have these kind of flaws in a treat that could have been perfect, but I still think it was pretty good and worth trying.