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 offers a variety of sugary choices, including soft serve cones, sundaes, floats, milkshakes and ice cream sandwiches.
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.
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!
King Kone left a bad taste in my mouth and a frown on my face...and I kind of wanted another milkshake afterwards. Sigh.