The Crème de la Crème of Desserts
Let’s face it, milkshakes and cakes are hard enough to resist already, but put them together and it’s easy to see why the queues at Crème can be out the door on a Saturday. The idea of stuffing cakes into the top of milkshakes, smothering them in chocolate spread and sprinkles, and then piling them up with ice cream and whipped cream is a relatively new one here in the UK. In Australia however, what they call a ‘freakshake’ has been a growing trend for a while. With social media going crazy over pictures of these indulgent dessert extravaganzas, it was only a matter of time before they made their way here from down under.
Owner Troy Giles says, “The Crème concept was my son’s idea; to create an eatery that lets customers indulge in all things sweet. We opened Crème with a view that our customer base would be mainly children, but it turns out that the parents love to be a little bit naughty and indulge too. Our oldest regular, Ken, comes in twice a week for coffee and cake… and to chat up our manager, Eva!”
Who can blame him? (I’m talking about the shakes here). The offerings at Crème are just as much a feast for the eyes as for the taste buds (again, I mean the shakes.) With each cake-shake containing a whopping 1000 calories, it’s probably not recommended to have one every day but if you really can’t resist, at least it’ll make you harder to kidnap. Luckily though, there are plenty of other equally delicious items on the menu, including some savoury dishes. Troy says, “My son and I are both lucky that we don’t have a sweet tooth, but we sell a great selection of breakfast and lunch meals so we are still catered for.”