Bono is the newest edition to the city’s growing gourmet ice cream movement. Tucked away in a quiet, deserted lane in Bandra, Bono serves up somewhat unusual, savoury ice cream flavours, like blue cheese honey and milk chocolate bacon.
Obviously the only way to know what blue cheese flavoured ice cream tastes like is to actually eat some, and so that’s exactly what we did. They only do delivery, and so if you want to actually go there, you’ll have eat your ice cream outside, on the road, like the street urchin you are. Bono opened in June, and is run by two sisters, who are presumably huge fans of U2 (GEDDIT?!).
Apparently the girls at Bono use no preservatives & only organic milk to make their ice cream, which makes no sense, because we all know for a fact that ice cream is made with vegetable fat and paint thinner. We ordered the Salted Caramel (Rs.150), Dark Chocolate with Truffle Oil (Rs.200), and the Blue Cheese Honey (Rs.150). They came in small paper cups, with tiny wooden spoons (they don’t have cones). At a 150 bucks a scoop, it’s definitely more expensive than eating regular ice cream, but feels so much more fancy.
The ice creams themselves are smooth and rich, like what you think of when you look at Katrina Kaif. Also much like looking at Katrina Kaif, they make you feel like a fat mess soon afterward. The Dark Chocolate with Truffle Oil, the more expensive of the lot, was very rich, and had a hint of what we can only assume is Truffle (we can usually just afford regular mushrooms). The flavour is complex and luxurious.
The Salted Caramel really did taste like burnt sugar, and should be a hit with anyone who is a big salted caramel fan (everybody). Not far behind is the Milk Chocolate with bacon, riddled with tiny bits of crunchy pork. The actual milk chocolate however, just tasted like generic chocolate ice cream. A real missed opportunity, this flavour would’ve otherwise been a big win.
We’re going to be honest, we’re big fans of blue cheese, and we were looking forward to tasting the blue cheese honey. To be fair, it did taste exactly like blue cheese and honey. We don’t know how they do it. However, were we ready to spend the next fifteen minutes of our day licking something that tastes exactly like blue cheese? Maybe not. We love blue cheese, and this flavour is great as a novelty, but it isn’t worth the commitment.
All in all, the ice creams taste great, and you can really taste the kwality (that’s an ice-cream joke). If you need to up your ice cream game, this is where you need to be. If you can’t afford it, you can always do some Gold Medal Ribbon instead. You can’t go wrong with Gold Medal Ribbon.
Fuck frozen yogurt.