Huberto’s Ice Cream Tasting
To be very honest, I’d never heard of Huberto’s Ice Cream in my life before, but in my defense, I am a born and bred Capetonian living in Durban for the past 3 ½ years. When Nicola, my friend and fellow blogger from the blog Run on Coffee (she literally does) messaged me to ask me if I felt like tasting some ice cream…….. HELLO!!! I knew that our friendship would last a lifetime. Of course I said yes. It was going to be a hectic day because the ice cream tasting was at 2pm that Thursday afternoon and we had another function at 6pm that same evening (Madame Macaron classes). As much of a rush as it was; the ice cream tasting was well worth it. Huberto’s is a brand that I have fallen in love with and will look for first when I’m shopping for ice cream. The fact that it’s made from 100% natural products is an absolute huge plus in my books. The Huberto’s brand is no stranger to the Upper Highway area. It’s been around for the past 15 years. If you want more info on the history as well as where to purchase it in Durban, please click HERE (Run on Coffee).
Nicola and I arrived at the venue which was Bellevue Café in Kloof (the upper section) and just absorbed all the lovely décor that they were still busy setting up. We started taking some lovely pics (which you can browse below) and then Melissa, who is the current owner (for the past 3 years), arrived and introduced herself and welcomed everyone. All the guests were then given instructions to collect their “voting” papers which allowed people to review their thoughts and opinions on the different ice creams. It’s a lovely concept and allows people to be brutally honest without being embarrassed. You can write your reviews in private.
The flavours for critique were English Toffee (sugar free), Coconut (sugar free), Vanilla Caramel Brownie, Banoffee, S’mores and Red Velvet. I think I went back twice or three times for the Banoffee which was definitely my favourite. The Banoffee had bits of toffee caramel swirls which made it even more delicious. Vanilla Brownie was also right up there with the best because it had bits of brownie, caramel and chocolate ripple. When we left, we were treated to a 500ml tub of an ice cream of our choice. Nicola and I are just such nice people that we were given 2 each…….shooooooo. We both chose Banoffee and Vanilla Brownie. It was just over an hour worth of time well spent.