Tasting at Nutty Squirrel

IMG_20160326_114936I scream, you scream , everybody screams when we say ice cream. Who doesn’t like ice cream when they’re served in unique new flavors, especially during summer.

Getting an invitation from Food bloggers association of Bangalore to review the Nutty Squirrel was a perfect summer treat 😉 So here goes.

Located in the ground floor of VR mall (Next to Phoenix market city, Mahadevpura), This place grabs attention with their big eyed logo and a beautiful tag line that says “Nuts about Ice cream”.

Their USP is basically lies in their ice creams (No surprise here :)), Their new and innovative flavors are something that makes you try more. These are basically served in the form of ice cream sandwiches. The last time I heard of an ice cream sandwich was when I upgraded my Android to 4.0.

Apart from that it also reminds us of our childhood memory, Kwality walls Bikimax doesn’t it ? It is something like that but way better than that in terms of quality and taste.

Coming to their ice creams, The co founder proudly told us that their ice creams are different from others and are prepared with no preservatives, no artificial colors and no artificial flavoring and they produce these in small volumes of around 2 litres to retain freshness. These are basically served in sandwiches, They have four options for the sandwiches , The brownie , Mocha cookies ,Snicker doodle and the Brandy snap tacos.These sandwich bases are prepared on spot with raw materials made everyday.

Well, coming back to the ice creams, It did keep up to the promise , It tasted really good and very natural. Tried the  Peanut butter banana, Filter coffee with choc shavings,Chikoo and cheddar, Salted pistachio and the blueberry .

My personal favorites were the pudina in brownie sandwich and the Peanut butter banana in the snicker doodle. The pudina flavor had the rich taste of fresh mint leaves, perfectly blended to extract that fine taste with the right amount of sweetness adding to the goodness of brownie. The Snicker doodle was having a strong cinnamon flavor ,when had with the peanut butter banana ice cream the taste of the cinnamon in the snicker doodle over took the ice cream. But , It did taste nice and different.

Another new flavor I was impressed was the salted pistachio, It was satly , nutty and with the right nodes of sweetness, This one stole the show.

After a round of ice creams we were offered thick shakes, These are basically done with the same ice creams so the cost being a little on the higher side, Gotta try all their three offerings . The chocolate peanut butter was real thick and needed a lot of pull power 😉 But the taste stays awesome and constant throughout. The other flavors which I tried were the mocha coffee and the go nutty , No comments here, Just keep slurping……

Last but not the least, One of our admin tried to fancy a new shake with a combination of pudina and salty pistachio ice cream , Boy ! It did turn out to be a great one 🙂

Well to sum up this is one of those ice cream parlors that has been successful in carving a niche when it comes to presentation and the flavors, I would surely visit it again to grab a bite.. Believe me ! This is the only place that demands you to bite into ice cream than eat it conventional…

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A journey through Paradise

The Biryani Giant of Hyderabad has opened their fifth outlet in Bangalore and this one at JP nagar is clever choice of location for them is my first opinion.

I was here as a part of the 23rd Food Bloggers Association of Bangalore meetup on a fine Sunday evening.

Coming to the place it can be easily located and has valet parking too, It s abright red building near the after the Tirumala temple road,
It is spread across two floors and has ample seating capacity.

The place has simple and nice decor with and the walls flaunting facts and figures about biryani and the famous personalities who have tried them.

Now coming to the food,
I tried the sweet corn vegetable soup,
This was very standard in taste and the way it was prepared so no complaints here,

For the starters it was the two variants of paneer tikka (Regular and Hariyali) which were simple and up to the mark,
The Veggie sheekh kebab covered with peanuts was something nice and new, with the tangy nuts adding to the taste.
The Veggie manchurian was a bit underdone hence the dumplings tasted a bit raw. Coming to the Biryani , It was plain and simple , Which tasted pretty good.

Well, Now coming to desserts
I’m more of a dessert person and I got to try their entire offering.
Let me begin with the
Gajjar ka halwa, – Looked good tasted good
Double ka meetha – This is a crushed bread pudding  with a tinge of elaichi, This was the first time I tried the same and was pretty impressed with it.
Gulab Jamoon – This one needs no mention, But the ones here were a tad too hard and took more effort to break,, A little against for my liking.
The best dessert that stole the show was the Qubani Ka meetha which is made from stewed apricots and served with ice cream , This was another dessert that I tried for the first time and was blown away by the taste. A thumbs up for this one.

Coming to the service , It was jam packed on our visit and it was pretty slow.

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