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‘Sweet Jesus’ – Toronto’s Hyped Ice Cream Parlor

Location: Toronto, Canada

In my recent post, I mentioned that we stayed at Downtown Toronto last weekend.  We were having dinner with our friends at the La Carnita restaurant when ‘Sweet Jesus’ first had our curiosity.  It’s a very small store in John St. so you wouldn’t see it right away.  In fact, if we weren’t inside La Carnita, we wouldn’t have noticed ‘Sweet Jesus’.  

The whole time we were inside the restaurant, this little ice cream store had a very long line which didn’t seem to shorten.  The line kept on building up despite the single-digit temperature outside.  That, and seeing those beautifully crafted, gigantic ice cream cones people were holding made us want to line up and get our own.  

We visited the store the next day.  It was a brief 4-minute walk from our hotel Hyatt Regency.  When we arrived, the line was short!  Its menu includes a number of specialty soft-serve and paletas (mexican frozen pospicles).

After much deliberation (believe me, it’s difficult to choose!), I ordered the Sticky Tofee Puddding soft-serve.

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Sticky Toffee Pudding (caramel soft-serve drizzled with caramel sauce and topped with sticky toffee pudding and white chocolate and orange dust)

Wow, that was one refreshingly delicious ice cream! ♥  I’m not a fan of desserts with a hint of orange flavor but this is an exception.  I ordered this flavor because I couldn’t resist the white chocolate, caramel and toffee pudding combination but the orange dust simply elevated this ice cream.  The light hint of orange flavor made every bite of the caramel soft-serve so refreshing and it was complimented by the sweetness of the caramel drizzle and white chocolate chunks.  Yes, those are white chocolate chunks, not almonds.  

It could’ve been the best soft-serve ice cream I’ve tasted so far, but the sticky toffee pudding was a disappointment.  The toffee pudding had the brownie texture I wanted but it was bland for my taste.  It was a bit pricey for an ice cream (at least $6.50+GST) but then again, the serving was humongous.  I just wish ‘Sweet Jesus’ would change its toffee pudding.  Nonetheless, I was still happy with my ice cream!

If you’re in town, you must try it at least once! ♥

Update: 3/19/2016

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Sweet Baby Jesus (Can’t get enough of their pimped out ice cream! Love love love the caramel softserve and peanut brittle topping.)




9 thoughts on “‘Sweet Jesus’ – Toronto’s Hyped Ice Cream Parlor

  1. That’s just crazy. I don’t know about your suggestion to try it once, how about a suggestion on how to stop going back!

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