It had been a few years since I last tried 720 Sweets, a local dessert shop chain known for their smoke-emitting soft-serve ice cream. They first started out with a shop in Kitsilano (see
I had received a gift voucher from a media event for a complimentary ice cream a while back and decided to use it at the 720 Sweets location attached to T&T in Metrotown.
This holiday season, they are offering two Christmas Specials: the Matcha Christmas Tree and the Milk’ee Reindeer ($6.25).
I decided to go with the Milk’ee Reindeer which features milk tea soft serve ice cream with pretzel antlers, chocolate eyes and a raspberry nose.
The whole 720 experience starts off with dry ice and water
The soft serve sits in an insert within the large cup to accommodate the dry ice. The dry ice really helps to keep the soft serve cold and from melting too quickly.
From the taste side, I thought the milk tea soft serve
The Christmas Special I tried was reasonable for the price and portions. I’d be interested in having one of their desserts again in the future. Presentation is staff-dependent and for my particular soft serve it could have been improved. Rating: 3/5
4800 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC