SALTED CARAMEL Artisan Ice Cream at Upper Thomson

It is ice cream again. And at midnight. I can hear the trainer say “Those calories are going to bed with you!” They have slept with me for a long long time already.

Anyway, this time it’s Salted Caramel… the shop and the flavor.

Salted Caramel along Upper Thomson Road

I really love.. yes LOVE… the Salted Caramel flavor here. Guess they chose the right flavor to name their shop. To accompany my salty friend, I chose a scoop of Peanut Butter. Both were creamy, rich, flavorful, and taken together – as in a teaspoon filled with half Salted Caramel and half Peanut Butter – it was heavenly. That will be my combination from today onwards! My friend had the Earl Grey. It had the same creaminess and the taste was superb. I’m so glad I live 10 minutes (drive) away.

Double Scoops of Salted Caramel and Peanut Butter. Single Scoop of Earl Grey.

The decor is clean, neat and somewhat chic, and they had some cute posters on the wall.

The competition just heated up a few notches because home-grown home-made ice cream brand Udders just opened BESIDE Salted Caramel.

Salted Caramel vs Udders at Upper Thomson

The disappointing thing is… the staff in Salted Caramel were not smiling and a little unfriendly, and the tables were not cleared with dirty plates and cups lying around. In contrast, when I walked into Udders, the place was full of smiling cheerful happy staff, who seemed to be sincere about serving you. Udders was a lot more crowded than Salted Caramel but that could be because Udders just opened a few days ago.

I’m not a fan of Udders, having tried their ice cream a few times. It’s okay, but not great. For me, in terms of flavor, texture and the “after-taste”, Salted Caramel wins hands-down. After a scoop of Udders, I don’t crave for more. After a scoop of Salted Caramel, I want to buy a tub home. Sadly, if the service at Salted Caramel continues to be how it was tonight, then I think the clear winner will be the cow’s breasts!

Salted Caramel

246F Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574370

Opens 12pm – 11pm (Sun – Thur), 12pm – 2am (Eve of Public Holidays, Fri & Sat)

www.saltedcaramel.sg

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