North East: A Trip to Mövenpick at Intu Metrocentre*

It’s no secret that I have a total sweet tooth, so when the lovely team over at Mövenpick contacted me recently asking if I’d like to visit their new Ice-Cream Boutique (and the first in the UK) at Intu Metrocentre, I didn’t even have to think about it. I mean, who’s gonna say no to testing all of the ice-cream?! Talk about a dreamy Friday afternoon!

Using only hand-sourced ingredients from around the world (in store there’s a map on the wall actually showing you where they’re all from!), Mövenpick are a Swiss ice-cream company featuring the finest of flavours. With neither artificial colours nor additives, their ice-cream is simply delicious with plenty of different types to choose from – no matter what your tastebuds fancy.

After meeting the team, I was blindfolded (yep, really) and challenged to which of their ingredients I could pick out, with everything from berries, to chocolate, and to spices too. After much giggling, I think I found in a secret talent as I managed to guess all of them correctly (..that or I just know my food too well)! Once we’d finished with that, I was then asked if I’d like to sample a few of their flavours – White Chocolate, Maple Walnut, Creme Brule and Vanilla Brownie – which I can safely say were all incredible. I think the phrase ‘oh my god’ was used more than once!

Chatting about flavours, the team then picked out the sundae which they thought best suited my tastebuds, and I was presented with the Cherry Bakewell – with scoops of vanilla and pistachio ice-cream, as well as fresh morello cherries. Now I’ll admit it’s not usually the flavours I’d typically pick (I’m a girl of habit and tend to go for plain chocolate), however, I absolutely loved it and would happily pick it again.

Something I really liked about the boutique was how easy it is to customise your own ice-cream, with such an array of different flavours, cones and toppings making it super simple to make your perfect combination. Or if you’re not a fan of ice-cream, they do have many different dessert options – their cakes looked incredible! I even had a go at scooping my own sundae, and whilst I think I’ll need some practice getting a perfectly round scoop, it was a lot of fun! And with their luxury interiors, we’re talking copper light fittings here guys (think of those Instagrams!), it’s certainly going to be somewhere I visit when I’m at Intu Metrocentre as a mid-shopping break.

In fact, just editing these photos and writing up this post has me craving another – I wonder what type I’ll go for next. I’m pretty tempted to work my way through the menu, and with so many amazing flavours, it would be wrong to, right?

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So, what would be the flavours on your dream ice-cream sundae?

This post is in collaboration with Mövenpick but all thoughts and photographs are my own!

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  1. 23rd April 2017 / 4:58 pm

    OMG So jealous that looks amazing I’ve only ever had Movenpick ice cream when I’ve been on holiday – I’m definitely going to be paying a visit when I get a chance xx

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