Sunday, 7 September 2014

Little Gem in Folkestone Town Centre

As one of our last days off prior to going back to work after 2 weeks holiday, a short trip was devised to go for a walk along the sea front and more importantly to visit La Casa Del Gelato :-)

We discovered Folkestone last summer and have been finding increasing amounts to love about it on our subsequent visits (including a rather nice secondhand book shop). This trend was only continued by the discovery of this gorgeous little ice cream parlour. We headed there with high hopes as it's generally highly reviewed on tripadvisor and we weren't disappointed.

It's a little shop without seating so you have to take away, but they have an impressive range of flavours, all of which are made on the premesis.

The lady who served us was lovely and chatty, explaining that the cabinets which were emptier had been made the previous day, while the full flavours had been made just that morning. They do takeaway tubs from £4.20 for 2 flavours, but we went for 3 scoops for just £3, a total bargain! After much deliberation we decided on creme caramel, milk chocolate and a gorgeous marscapone and nutella, all of which were beautifully flavoured and a lovely texture. We sat on a bench down the road to eat our ice cream and a little bit of a battle ensued as we each tried to pretend to politely share while letting the other have about half a scoop before grabbing it back to shovel down as much as possible before it was taken away again!

Little bit of thanks for the lovely service - the lady behind the counter also took a picture for us of the inside of the cabinet :-) As you can see there are 22 flavours - all looking delightfully enticing.

A slight downside, personally, British summertime being what it is, I would have loved the parlour to have been bigger, with a bit of seating and perhaps toilets. This has probably got something to do with the fact that we are parents of two small children who constantly seem to need to be changed and breastfed, but also, as ice cream lovers, the ice cream itself was incredible both in taste, texture and value and it would really do justice in a larger place.

So the scores - one of the nicer ice creams we've had on our journey so far but not quite as amazing as Melt, We will most certainly be heading to the parlour again on our next trip to folkestone and will happily try some of the other flavours on offer!So, we give this little hidden gem a

4 for both ice cream and experience.

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