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Shaved Ice dessert at Beard Papa -- New for summer

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Shaved Ice dessert at Beard Papa -- New for summer

Pupster | Jun 9, 2005 02:01 PM

A couple weeks ago, went to my local Beard Papa to get a chocolate fondant cake (like a molten chocolate cake) only to be told that they discontinued them for the summer and instead they would be offering a special summer item.

So yesterday I wander over, and it turns out the special summer item is three flavors of a shaved ice dessert: strawberry, grapefruit, and green tea. After some deliberation, I settled on the grapefruit and it's... ok.

We're basically talking about a big cup of shaved ice (they take a block of ice and throw it into a shaving machine while you wait) with some flavored syrup and some jellied fruit. It had real grapefruit taste, so props for that. But nothing to write home about. Nevertheless, considering how stinking hot yesterday was, I appreciated having a refreshing iced up treat to cool myself down. Not too sweet, certainly not as bad for me as ice cream (I'm a gelato junkie). I'm gonna give the other flavors a try though before I start making demands for an early return of the chocolate cake.

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