Real London Real Stories
ROUND ONE: AMORINO
Lime and basil sorbet and dark chocolate sorbet, £3.50 each
LIME AND BASIL SORBET
This is amazingly refreshing, super crisp, really citrusy, lovely lovely basil. It’s like an after-food treat to cleanse the palette. It completely refreshes your mouth. The basil isn’t too over-powering, it’s just refreshing. It’s nice and cooling, nice and soft. You could have this on the beach or in a beach bar somewhere in southern France. It’s a bit like a cocktail, but without the alcohol. If this were a car, it would be a lime-green, old Citroen. It’s well-made, it’s really nice.
This almost tastes like lemon yogurt to me. It’s too tangy. I don’t like it. It makes my tongue sizzle. It’s too bitter to me. The texture is nice, but I just don’t like the taste. Maybe if you like sour things you would eat this. Maybe you’d eat this on a journey. To somewhere dark.
Amorino, 7 Garrick Street, London WC2E 9AR
DARK CHOCOLATE SORBET
It tastes really fresh, like nice dark chocolate. I’d eat this at the beach, it cools you down a lot. It’s not rich at all. It’s kind of like the basic Sainsbury’s dark chocolate. .39p. You’d eat this at midday, and I’d say it’s more for grownups, I don’t think a kid would like this. Maybe you’d eat this in Belgium.
You can definitely taste that it’s sorbet – it’s not milky. But the chocolate is a bit grainy. It’s got a texture to it, and it leaves a chocolatey aftertaste in your mouth. Not in a soft way… it’s a bit like water and chocolate, it isn’t blended well. It tastes a bit like a jaffa cake without the orange. And old granny might like this, once who keeps jaffa cakes at the bottom of her handbag, and they’re all melted. This is the Blackpool of chocolate ice creams.
ROUND TWO: LA GELATIERA
ROUND THREE: GELUPO
ROUND FOUR: SCOOP
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