Tasty Dark Chocolate Ice Cream at Bang Bang

Bang Bang
Location
: 93a Ossington Avenue, Toronto
Website: https://www.instagram.com/bangbang_icecream/

Bang Bang is a bit less exciting these days; they have a pretty set selection of permanent and rotating flavours, and once you’ve tried them all, you’ve tried them all.  The early, more experimental days where there were always at least a couple of odd new flavours to try are, sadly, long gone.  I can’t remember the last time I saw something new on their menu.

Bang Bang

The quality is still fantastic, however.  I had the WTF2 on my most recent visit (“a smooth dark chocolate, 70% callebaut chip”), and holy moly it’s good.  Super creamy, intense chocolately flavour, good level of sweetness, and the chocolate pieces are thin enough that they still melt in your mouth (a lot of chocolate in ice cream tends to have that issue where it’s so cold that it’s mostly just crunchy with no real flavour).

New places like Good Behaviour are giving Bang Bang a run for their money, but it’s clear that Bang Bang still knows how to make a primo scoop.  They’re also, as you can tell from the photo above, still doing quite well, which is nice to see.

Tasty Gelato at Soma Chocolatemaker

Soma ChocolatemakerLocation: 443 King Street West, Toronto
Websitehttps://www.somachocolate.com/

I mentioned recently that Hollywood Gelato is a strong contender for my favourite gelato in the city.  Also on that list?  Soma Chocolatemaker.  You wouldn’t think that a place that makes great chocolate would also make great gelato, but hey, why not?  They also sell some pretty tasty cookies, so I guess they’re just great at everything.

Soma Chocolatemaker

I got the dark chocolate gelato, and as you’d expect from a place with the word “chocolate” in their name, the flavour was outstanding.  It had a deep, rich chocolate flavour with a perfect balance of sweetness.  The creamy, almost fudgey texture was deeply satisfying.

I’d be surprised if there were a better scoop of chocolate gelato in the city.