Herne Hill news, chitter chatter and gossip

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by choochi, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    I’ve tried a couple of flavours from the new ice cream place - very nice and at £3 a pop an affordable treat - not much more than a Mr Whippy these days, which really is sweet, and made of milk powder, oil and air!
     
  2. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    And there's loads of bad palm oil in Whippy type ice cream to hide the absence of other milk fat...

    They're quite generous with their tasting spoons I've noticed!
     
  3. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

    There's a burst water main beside the park, where they were doing roadworks.
     
  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    For those who like to plan really early
     
  6. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    Finally tried the ice cream place. Really good stuff!
     
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  7. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    When I went, it did sting a bit having to pay £9 for three of their small ice creams. I had told the kids they were going and thought they might have something a bit cheaper for kids. It may be Herne Hill, but it’s still just a hatch in a railway ticket hall.
     
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  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Ouch. That is fucking expensive.
     
  9. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    It was £2 last week. Will go and check
     
  10. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    Smick It might be a hatch in a railway ticket hall but that is irrelevant to the price; the quality of their products is what matters (in particular since it is a take-away outlet rather than a eat-in venue) and the wares certainly are many orders of magnitude better than those found inside a Mr Whippy van.

    So it is not surprising their prices are going to be higher than the stuff that comes wrapped in foil or spurts out of a tap. Their prices are on a par with those of other sellers of quality hand made ice creams.
     
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  11. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    Yeah, it’s probably my fault for not researching it. I’d say it’s not the place for bringing kids.
     
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  12. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    A Mr Whippy is £2.50.
     
  13. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    You don't think charging £3 for a small ice cream for a child is expensive?
     
  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Death by expensive artisans!
     
  15. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    A small ice cream is a small ice cream, regardless of who it's for. :confused:
     
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  16. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    So you don't think three quid is a lot to ask for a small ice cream served up from a hatch in a railway station subway?

    And please don't trot out the 'occasional treat' line.
     
  17. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    I think it's a fair price for a high-quality product when a Mr Whippy costs £2.50, as does a latte in most places. It's not in the subway btw.
     
  18. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Nine quid for three small ice creams for kids? Nice for those who can afford it then.

    Not sure why you keep quoting Mr Whippy when you get far cheaper - and some quite decent* - ice creams from many nearby shops and supermarkets.

    *in my opinion although the artisanista will no doubt quibble
     
  19. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    Virtually every supermarket and convenience store in Herne Hill will sell cheaper ice cream. Do you actually have an issue with the existence of an outlet offering better quantity products that cost more money?
     
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  20. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Perhaps you should read my posts again instead of trying to manufacture an argument. I commented that £9 for three small ice creams is expensive. And I stand by that. I don't think it's a particularly outrageous opinion.
     
  21. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    It’s expensive in the same way as a bottle of semi-decent Rioja priced at £7 is compared to a supermarket’s entry level own label bottle of Tempranillo priced at £3. Or a Byron quarter pounder burger at £8 next to a £3.50 Big Mac.

    Needless say there are plenty of people who cannot afford the former and have to often if not always opt for latter options. That of course sucks balls, but a person who chooses a Byron burger over a McDonalds is not more of spoilt gourmet than someone who enjoys a hand made ice cream is an ‘artisanista’.
     
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  22. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Again, allow me to point out that it is the company themselves who choose to describe themselves as 'artisans.'

    And, frankly, I don't think we can get enough artisans moving into the area. Artisans for all, say I! (well, those who can afford them)

    Altogether now:

    "Artisans to the left of me,
    Artisans to the right, here I am,
    Stuck in the middle with artisans.....
     
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  23. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    :D
     
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  24. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    It's a pile of sugar what ever way you dress it up.
     
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  25. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    Yep. In the same way as Tesco Value red wine and the best bottle of red wine in the world are just fermented grape juice. No real difference in quality or taste, it's all all PR bullshit.
     
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  26. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    I said it was expensive and I stand by that. But the prices were clearly labelled and I chose to buy it anyway. Promising primary school age kids ice cream, I should have checked it out first. It might not have stung so much had there even been a seat to sit and eat it.

    The kids would have been happier with a McFlurry, but if I had gone alone or with another adult, I probably would have happily paid it.

    I don’t think the Whippy comparison stands as that sticks in my fucking throat every time I am caught for those. Paying some degenerate £2.50 for whipped vegetable oil and sugar from a mobile salmonella breeding ground. If people see value in that then it’s easy to make the leap that £3 for craft is too. But both of them are overpriced.
     
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  27. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Only on gentrified urban can people argue that a £3 small ice cream for a small child that's served in the street isn't actually expensive.

    The artisans must be defended! The Occasional Treat must live on!
     
  28. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    Some comparison that :D
     
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  29. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    No different to yours.
     
  30. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    Small? My one last week had to be eaten in two sittings.
     
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