This weekend was Bradford Festival, always a wonderful time to visit the city and see what weird and wonderful things are going on. And since I was in the area, it seemed only polite that I should drop into our newest Dessert eatery to load up on sugar.
It seems like ages ago now that I first spotted the signs for the upcoming opening of The Urban Chocolatier, and I've been looking forward to it since! The sweet-filled place is easy to find just inside the entrance of the new Broadway Shopping Centre (which is actually not all that new now I guess, but I will continue to describe it as so for at least the next seven years).
A quick perusal of the menu and a peek in the display cabinets confirmed what I had hoped - this place is set to be heaven for anyone possessing a sweet tooth! The cake slices available are huge, and are joined on the menu by an impressive array of waffles, crepes and cookie-dough desserts. Milkshakes, smoothies and freak shakes also appear alongside teas, coffees and hot chocolates.
But I'd gone in with ice cream in mind, and I wasn't disappointed with the options available!
Traditional flavours like strawberry and chocolate are of course of offer, and can be found alongside less common gelato flavours like Ferrero Rocher and Bounty.
These are all available individually, with a great array of various toppings. My less sweet-loving other half opted for a simple scoop of the honeycomb gelato, which was apparently delicious.
I figured that, my first time here, I should order one of the massive sundaes. If something worth doing, and all that. There were a few I was tempted by, but settled on the Salted Peanutella - a mountain of chocolate, caramel and peanut gelato, topped with cream, smothered in Nutella and finished with a salted caramel truffle.
The chocolate truffle was AMAZING, but to be fair the whole thing was pretty brilliant. I finished every scrap, despite its epic size - and I don't regret a thing.
On the downside though, my sundae was a fairly whopping £9.95, so it's not an experience I'm likely to repeat too often - definitely more of a once-in-a-while treat. (Most of the sundaes were prices at £7.95, I just wasn't paying enough attention to the menu - too distracted by thoughts of sweet things!) This could have definitely been shared by two people though, making the price and the amount of food more palatable! A lot of the other desserts seemed to come in a bit cheaper too (around £6 seems to be the price for most of the waffles/crepes, for example), so I obviously just went a little overboard with my order!
I'll be back again before too long - I need to try one of those immense milkshakes next!