Tuesday, March 9, 2010

King Kone

There are few things in life that are better than ice cream. In fact, I'm fairly certain that there is a direct connection between happiness and ice cream, which is why I eat it as frequently as possible.

This weekend, I visited King Kone at the Museum of Natural History, hoping for a little dose of joy.

King Kone Truck

King Kone offers a variety of sugary choices, including soft serve cones, sundaes, floats, milkshakes and ice cream sandwiches.

King Kone Truck

That day, I ordered an Oreo Milkshake ($3.75) because, well, I like to make my calorie-laden desserts even fattier. This milkshake definitely did not deliver the dose of happiness for which I was looking. It was watery, runny and left a strange aftertaste in my mouth. It was so bad, in fact, that I stopped drinking it. I put down a milkshake. Unprecedented. In all seriousness, you're better off going to Jack-in-the-Box for a tasty, inexpensive, thick Oreo milkshake.

Oreo Milkshake @ King Kone Truck

My friend Josh ordered their Hawaiian shaved ice ($2.50). Sorry, King Kone but this is not shave ice. The ice is way too thick and gritty for that and definitely crosses over into "snow cone" territory. Josh also wasn't impressed by the tiger's blood (watermelon, strawberry and coconut) flavor. For anyone interested in real shave ice from a truck, track down Get Shaved, which is better than many places in Hawaii!

Oreo Milkshake @ King Kone Truck

King Kone left a bad taste in my mouth and a frown on my face...and I kind of wanted another milkshake afterwards. Sigh.

King Kone

King Kone in Los Angeles

4 comments:

  1. What a shame about King Kone! Maybe it was an off day? I've only heard raves following the LA Street Food Fest.

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  2. I had heard the same!

    I think maybe they're better at some things than others; when I was posting my Yelp review, I saw that someone else was disappointed with their Oreo milkshake. Their sundaes, however, looked great--maybe I should have gotten one of those!

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  3. I have to say, Get Shaved is pretty effing good!

    It's sad that Jack in the Crack shakes were better than this!

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  4. Hey Nom, Please come and try something else! We never want to leave a customer disappointed. Anytime, on the house.:)

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