A few months ago, Kaspa’s opened in Colchester. Kaspa’s describes itself as “a chain of exciting new dessert houses that offer the world’s favourite hot and cold desserts under one roof”. I love a dessert and I also love a food review so I was really excited to hear that Kaspa’s was coming to town and couldn’t wait to try it out.
I went for the first time with a friend a couple of months after launch expecting that the initial rush would have calmed down. We were wrong. When we arrived in the American style parlour we were told a table would be ready in approx. 30 minutes, I would have been happy to come back another time however my friend was eight months pregnant and craving a dessert so we happily waited.
After being shown to our table, the process was explained to us and we went up to the counter to place our order. We were spoilt for choice with so many dessert choices on offer including waffles, sundaes, cakes and cookie doughs.
I decided to go for the brownie waffle which is a freshly cooked waffle with whipped cream, warm brownie pieces and melted milk chocolate. Although we had to wait a long time for the food to arrive, when we did it was amazing. It was beautifully fresh and it’s fair to say I was truly in chocolatey heaven. I couldn’t manage the whole waffle as it did get rather sickly to eat but what I did eat, I thoroughly enjoyed.
When I recently visited again for the second time, I decided to go for the chocolate brownie cookie dough. A warm cookie dough is my favourite dessert ever (I’m looking at you, Pizza Hut!) so I had high hopes for this dessert. Unfortunately, I was disappointed. This may just be my preference but this cookie dough was too gooey and Kaspa’s had not managed the balance of gooeyness vs crispiness that Pizza Hut achieves. Because of this over gooeyness, the dessert wasn’t enjoyable as after a couple of mouthfuls I already had an unpleasant full and sickly feeling.
This dessert hasn’t put me off of Kaspa’s and I know that I’ll be heading back soon to try out a sundae…