'We Try It' is a regular series where we try the latest off-beat food and beverage offerings.
KFC may not seem like a place Chinese foodies would rave about, but that’s exactly what happened last August when Cremia ice cream cones appeared at KFCs for a limited time in six Chinese cities. They returned to Shenzhen late last December, and the frozen treat is still available at select stores.
What’s so special about Cremia? According to the official website, it’s the product of a Japanese company’s quest to make ‘high class’ soft serve. They used high-fat milk and cream, then paired the result with a fancy cone.
After sampling, we can confirm that Cremia tastes very different from soft serves we’ve tried before. There’s no artificial flavoring, just the taste of pure, whole dairy.
It’s like drinking condensed milk from the can (not we would know from experience), only less cloyingly sweet.
But the best part is the cone. The buttery cookie is delicate but not brittle, rich but not overpowering. It’s a perfect complement to the ice cream. Or anything. If we could, we'd order a stack of cones to take home.
At RMB25 a pop, Cremia is roughly five times the price of regular KFC soft serve. But it’s still cheaper than, say, Haagen-Dazs, so why not try this ‘high class’ treat while you still can?
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