Candied Ice Cream Parlour (Falkirk) : Review

Candied Ice Cream Parlour
Unit 1 Maddiston Road
Rumford, Falkirk
FK2 0SB

V: 15th September 2019. T: 01324 312345 W: www.candiedicecream.co.uk


I got a wee ping in my Instagram inbox from Candied, inviting me to come to their place in Falkirk to try some of their sweets. I had to say YES as its a sweet shop, and you know me and my mega sweet tooth.

I thought lets make a wee day trip and see the Kelpies and the Falkirk Wheel while I am here, so I set the address in my satnav and off I went.

First stop Kelpies…

I visited the Kelpies first, and had a nice walk around burning off some calories before I put many on.

Next stop Candied woohoo…

I arrived and couldnt wait to go inside and see what goodies they have.

Looking Around :

On entering you are presented with an amazing sight of many many flavours of ice cream, and they all look so so good.

I could see a massive pick & mix area, and a slushy area and ohh this looked so good my mouth was already watering and thats before seeing the menu.

I was given a menu and sat down.

I opened the menu and OMG I was in Heaven, there was SO SO SO many dishes I wanted to try but I never like to go overboard even if my eyes and stomach tell me to do different.

Churros : N/A Tonight, Normally £4.99

Crispy warm churros stuffed with either chocolate or caramel.

Visually everything today was very much eye candy, and visually tickled my taste buds.

I started with the ice cream, mmm ok so this tasted like proper Italian Ice cream. The flavours were amazing, and it was very creamy.

The Curros were very nice, and very fresh and tasted good.

Everything together was so good.

  • Presentation: 5
  • Taste : 5
  • Value for Money : N/A tonight

Hot Cookie Dough : N/A Tonight, Normally £4.99

2 freshly baked cookie dough rounds. Choose from milk chocolate and white chocolate.

Now this is the one I was REALLY looking forward to, I LOVE!!!!!!!! cookie dough and this was on my hit list to 100% try today.

Again visually very mmmm and both Ice creams tasted very creamy, and very full of flavour.

The cookie dough….O.M.G!!!!!! heaven in a box!!!! I could just sit and eat this all day.

  • Presentation: 5
  • Taste : 5
  • Value for Money : N/A tonight

Biscoff Waffle : N/A Tonight, Normally £4.99

Fluffy Belgian waffle smothered in rich Biscoff spread, caramel sauce and crunchy Biscoff biscuits!

I was starting to get full and was going to call it a day, then I saw this on the menu and had to try it.

I am also a big Biscoff fan, I could eat from the spreadable jar all day and not feel sick so it was time to try this.

Perfect, everything.

  • Presentation: 5
  • Taste : 5
  • Value for Money : N/A tonight

Overall

Firstly a BIG thanks to Candied for my invite, I had a great day and enjoyed every single mouthful.

If you have a sweet tooth like me, or the above tickled your taste buds then you HAVE to visit here!!!

I will 100% be back as I loved everything and want to try more.

Thanks again guys.

Remember to check out my Vlog on this visit.

Note : Just because this was an invite, that has not influenced my thoughts in any way. The above is a 100% honest review of the day, and the food.

Review Scores –

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: n/a tonight
  • Overall : 5

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Additional Details

  • Child Friendly : Yes
  • Payment : Cash & Card
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Bing Soul (West End, Glasgow) : Review

90 Dumbarton Road
Glasgow G11 6NX

V: 18th February 2018      T:  0141 339 2338

Child Friendly: Yes (well behaved kids)      Accepts: Cash & Card


I have passed here many times and looked at the window and thought mmmm on display is some displays of what desserts you can have and they all look so good.

I started to check out Bing Soul on Instagram, and what I saw I knew I had to 100% visit as it looked amazing!!!

So I finally did….

On entering we were seated, I opted for the window seat so I could enjoy the outside view of people watching.

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So I wanted to order something MEGA sweet, and also I was recommended to try something from a member of Bing Soul staff on Instagram so I kept my promise and ordered it….and I am so glad I did!!

What I Ordered…

Cheeky Choco Waffle

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WOW! this is what I said as it arrived.

To be honest I wasn’t sure how to start eating this, but I thought if its going to be messy so what and I just went for it.

It was amazing, packed with waffle, ice cream, cream, oreo bits soooo good perfect for my sweet tooth.

Word of warning after eating this you will be very full for the rest of the day.

I cant wait to have another.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : 5

And also…

Coffee

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What can you say about a coffee, hmmm well this was a really nice coffee and I would have another on my next visit.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : 5

Overall

I am so glad I did finally stop in at Bing Soul, this is a place I will now visit for any of my sugar fixes!

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Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 5
  • Overall : 5

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Brel (West End, Glasgow) : Review

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39 Ashton Lane
Glasgow G12 8SJ
UK

V: 7th August 2017      T: (0141) 342 4966     W: www.brelbar.com

Child Friendly: Yes      Accepts: Cash & Card


There are still lots of places in the West End of Glasgow that I have not tried, so tonight was my time to try Brel.

This was my first time here, and my first impression was this is a very nice looking place. I saw they had a beer garden, and this looked very nice and probably nicer when the sun is out.

The Food :

Tonights visit I used a recent purchase from Itison, it was a main each but I can’t comment on the cost as my girlfriend purchased this and I didn’t ask.

Food time….

1/2 Rack of BBQ baby back ribs with slaw £7.50

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I have my favourite place in town for ribs, so I thought lets see how Brel does them.

On arrival presentation was ok, the smell was very good and visually it looked very nice….now to see how they tasted.

These were very nice, the meat just slide off the bone which is the way it should be and the BBQ sauce added that extra flavour.

Portion Size : 5
Value for Money :  4
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 4

Brel’s Seafood ‘Paella’ made with pearl barley, pan fried sea trout, mussels, squid & saffron £N/A (part of the itison offer)

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This dish sounded nice, but I did fail to spot it wasn’t rice and it was using pearl barley.

Visually on arrival it looked nice, but thats when I noticed it wasn’t a normal Paella.

The fish smell wasn’t as strong as I would have liked, but I dug in and gave it a shot. For me this was just so so, I even had to add salt and pepper for me to give it that little bit of flavour (which I don’t normally do).

I personally wouldn’t order this again, as for me it was a very disappointing. I think if I had spotted it was made with pearl barley instead of rice I would have just ordered a burger or another dish.

Portion Size : 5
Value for Money : n/a
Flavour : 2
Presentation : 4

Belgian Waffle with your choice of topping (Banana, chocolate and Vanilla ice cream) £5.50

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There is always room for sweets 🙂

This sounded good on paper and looked good, but did it taste as good as it looks?

I couldn’t wait to dig in as I love chocolate and have a very sweet tooth.

So….first thing I noticed was the waffle was a little difficult to cut, maybe its pre-made and been sitting? not sure but waffles should be soft. Secondly the waffle should have been warm, it wasn’t so these two factors made what could have been a great end to the meal just so so.

These two points could be my own personal opinion, you may like your waffles done like this but for me if these got corrected it would be a really nice dish.

Portion Size : 5
Value for Money :  4
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 5

Overall :

Overall my first visit was just ok, it had its ups and its downs.

Would I go back? I will give Brel one more shot at some point as I feel it may have just been a bad selection on my part and I will order something else.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu : 5
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 3.5
  • Value for money: 4
  • Overall : 3