By Jackie Eager
Shopping has just got a lot sweeter at the Bulk Shop in Kukum where an ice creamery has recently opened. A wide range of New Zealand’s Tip Top ice cream is on offer. The flavours include traditionals like chocolate and vanilla, as well as more inventive ones such as Hokey Pokey, Strawberry Lemonade Fizz, Orange Choc Chip, Goody Gum Drops, Rum & Raisin, and Caramel Fudge.
I chose Hokey Pokey and was immensely in love with the ice cream as soon as it touched my taste buds. The cone was also tasty, with just he right level of crunchiness. What a joy! I had been hot and grumpy after being stuck in traffic but this ice cream turned my whole day around.
As well as the ice cream being superb, the chilled out atmosphere of the seating area was a pleasant surprise. There is plenty of room to enjoy your treat and the breeze from the ocean makes it a relaxing pit stop on a busy day of shopping. I imagine the ice creamery would also be an easy family destination if the kids have been well behaved.
The cost for my cone was $7, which I felt was good value for the quality product. If you are taken with the ice cream, as I certainly was with the Hokey Pokey, you can also pop inside the Bulk Shop and purchase a tub to take home with you.