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My favourite – Gundowring Ice cream!

Hope you guys wont find this annoying, but I really can’t help but THANK each and everyone of you again! For coming by Nevertoosweet and leaving a comment :) I never imagined all the love and support that I would get from everyone! I promise to do my best and improve on my photography skills hahaha sorry about all the random objects surrounding the food, I’m still trying to get the hang of taking a good picture.

I’m also looking at getting a new camera because right now I’m just using a Canon IXUS do you guys have any suggestions for a beginner?

For a change today, I didn’t want to give you guys a review of a cafe or restaurant, instead I wanted to do a review on one of my favourite ice-cream brands in Melbourne – Gundowring Ice Cream!

I first met Gundowring at the Taste of Melbourne event this year in September which I know most bloggers in Melbourne went to as well. It was my first time so I had a lot of fun tasting and trying everything especially the DESSERTS :)

Back to Gundowring, I have to admit it wasn’t love at first sight, but once we met and finally got to know each other, I was truly, deeply and MADLY in love with IT! For those who haven’t heard about Gundowring Ice cream, the ice cream is produced using fresh milk from Holstein cows in Kiewa Valley of northeast Victoria by Sarah and Stephen Crooke and their two sons who are fourth generation farmers.

They have the classic flavours which they call ‘Hero Flavours’ that’s available all year round which includes: Chocolate, French Vanilla, Raspberry and Toasted Honey and Walnut. Then they have have their Popular Flavours such as Ginger and Espresso and also their Seasonal Flavours e.g. Fresh Plum and Fig you can check out their website for more information on their flavours http://www.gundowringfinefoods.com.au/flavours.html :)

During my recent trip to Beechworth I was so excited when I saw Gundowring ice cream everywhere I went! It was at the Milawa Cheese Factory and also at the Bridge Road Brewers, there was even a sign on the pedestrian pathway.

I couldn’t help it but drag Mr Bao in to get some more ice-cream we’d already had some the day before…and um…the day before that too. It’s just TOO irresistible!

The tubs are so cute ~

I love the rich and creamy texture of their ice creams and the ‘real’ and ‘geniune’ taste of their flavours! Like I hate it when Mr Bao orders all those fruity flavoured ice-creams e.g. Strawberry and it tastes like cough syrup probably because its made from chemicals. But with Gundowring’s lime flavour it really tasted like lime with little bits of zest :) I was too busy stuffing myself the day before and forgot to take pictures of the Sticky Date Pudding flavour I had, it was SO SO SOOO delicious it was literally like eating a frozen Stick Date Pudding!!! No joke they even had little bits of date throughout the ice-cream!

Look at us! So happy and satisfied ~

Mr Bao's first appearance

I just realised this is Mr Bao’s first appearance on Nevertoosweet! Hope he doesn’t mind hahaha I didn’t tell him that I was going to upload this photo hehe

To wrap this up, Gundowring Ice-cream is pretty well stocked all around Australia especially in NSW and Victoria, for those living in Melbourne you’ll easily find it at David Jones in the City and stores such as Thomas Dux. If you’re serious about ice cream and sick of all the commercial stuff we get from Coles you HAVE to try Gundowring! It is a little bit dearer ($5 for a small tub) but I ensure you it is ONE OF THE BEST ice-creams you’ll find in Australia :)

PS. What’s your favourite brand of ice-cream? I’d love to try them out!

Weekend Getaway – Beechworth Bakery

Hello everyone,

Before I get on with today’s post, I just wanted to say a BIG BIG THANK YOU to Cat, Maya, Michele, Emma, I-Hua and Lorraine! Who have all either emailed/commented and subscribed to this blog!!!

I don’t know  how to thank you all for the encouragement and support you have all given me! I never in a million years would I have the courage to start a food blog and move from a ‘silent reader’ to a content generating AUTHOR wow lol :)

Today, I wanted to give you guys a review of the Beechworth Bakery that I visited last week when my friends and I decided to drive up to Beechworth for the weekend. I’ve been waiting to go back to Beechworth for more than 10 years!!! Hahhaa I remember the last time I was in Beechworth…it was with my primary school for the Grade 5 camp…gosh I feel old…that was MORE than 10 years ago!

For those who aren’t familiar with Beechworth, it’s a small town about 3 hours away  from Melbourne in the High Country region. Nice place to go for the weekend and go back in time with the historical buildings and museums all around.

The Beechworth Bakery is a chain of bakeries in regional Victoria, created by Tom O’Toole in 1984, even though they all used the same name ‘Beechworth Bakery’ this is the original one. I just HAD to go and try hehe bread is one of my guilty pleasures…I try to do the right thing and ‘stay away’ from all the ‘white starchy’ breads…but it’s just TOO hard to resist :)

Look at all the different types of CAKES :) It took me a good minute to take everything in hahaha I simply couldn’t choose what I wanted! I was tossing in between a pie or a quiche or maybe I should just omit the savoury and have all sweets lol I was taking so long that Mr. Bao ordered first without me!
How rude! I ended up asking the nice lady behind the counter for some advice and here’s what we got:

Mini Quiche

Ned Kelly Pie

I convinced myself that 2 mini quiches were less ‘fattening’ than one big pie, I’m pretty sure it’s not true…but doesn’t matter it made me feel better that it has the word ‘mini’ on the label. The quiches’ were alright…nothing special really…and even though I liked the filling, I thought the pastry case was too thick. Mr. Bao got the infamous Ned Kelly Pie which has a filling of egg. bacon and potato on top really rich but he seemed to enjoy it :)

Now to the SWEETS:

Vanilla Slice

Beesting so nice!

I quickly scoffed down the quiches and rushed back to the counter to get all the sweet things I wanted to try :) the nice lady came back to me and suggested that I get the vanilla slice and their famous beesting! I was a little skeptical of the beesting at first…but boy I was SO wrong it was soooooooooo NICE! For those who don’t know the beesting is a sweet bun cut in half, sandwiched with vanilla custard in between topped with toasted flaked almonds and icing sugar! SIMPLY DIVINE!!!

Now looking back, it was a little silly to get the vanilla slice because it’s quite similar to the beesting… and it wasn’t as good, the pastry was once again too thick…I still think The French Lettuce has the best vanilla slice in Melbourne! Will hopefully write a post about that next time I visit :)

I highly recommend anyone going to Beechworth to stop by at the Beechworth Bakery! It’s not a patisserie so they don’t have really fancy things but DEFINITELY go try the beesting!

Overall, it was a great weekend away with friends after our exams, it was a little bittersweet because most of my friends are leaving Melbourne for good in the next couple of months. Glad we were able to spend some time together before we go our separate ways.

Thanks again for all the comments and support!

Much appreciated!

Daisy

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