Yelp Elite Event: Meet the Masters – Kohu Road & Mt Atkinson Coffee

Two nights ago we battled the sudden downpour and headed out West to The Tannery to attend the August Yelp Elite Event.IMG_4062IMG_4138

We were so very excited, not just because it was ice cream, but because it was Kohu Road ice cream. The tub that sold at $20 a litre, that seemed to sparkle in the fridge. I always believed it was a dangerous purchase not only because of its high price point (I would be eating a gold coin with each spoonful), but also the risk that it would be just plain ordinary or even worse, inedible.IMG_4103 IMG_4067IMG_4102

The night began with Greg, the maker of Kohu Road telling us about his ice cream journey. Starting from the frozen yoghurt he made and gave out at his kid’s ice cream party to creating tubs and tubs at The Tannery and sending it across New Zealand and Australia. He talked about how many ice creams, and food for that matter, often had preservatives and additives in them and quite often we would forget or be misled by failing to read the ingredients list, or not being able to understand the list. Kohu Road ice cream on the other hand uses fresh ingredients, has real chocolate in their chocolate ice cream, and is handmade. It is the real deal.IMG_4079

We sampled just three tiny scoops of Lemon Curd, Salted Caramel, and White Chocolate – but it was enough to convince me. It tasted fresh, clean, and there was no horrible aftertaste. IMG_4095 IMG_4096

We also got the chance to witness the roasting of coffee led by Jacob of Mt Atkinson Coffee. We got to smell the beans at their different stages of roasting. It began with a grassy, hay aroma that reminded us of popcorn.IMG_4117

We left the event starving having gone straight from work, but more knowledgeable than before. I will be looking out for any E codes, preservatives and additives in my ice cream at my next trawl through the freezer aisle, and possibly most likely pick up some delicious Kohu Road tubs while I’m there (Green Tea and Salted Caramel please!). If you don’t want to take the plunge with the $20/litre, go for the small sample tubs first which sell for $4.50 each. Find out where you can buy it here.IMG_4141

The Tannery
44B Portage Road, New Lynn, Auckland

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5 comments
  1. Oh I wish I could try their matcha ice-cream but it seems they only sell in NZ and Australia. I need a vacation it seems 😛

  2. Green Tea and Salted Caramel!! Such a drool-worthy combination. The small sample tubs sound like a great option as a taste tester. Kind of awkward how I’m studying Food Science and will be responsible for all those additives and preservatives in food haha!

    • Whoops, green tea and salted caramel are separate flavours, I read it wrong!

      • Haha you must educated us more about those additives and preservatives! Let us know what you think when you’ve had a chance to try the ice cream out 🙂

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