The Blob Pop-Up
There's a new ice creamery in town and it's dairy free, gluten free and vegan.
Messina better have a glance over its shoulder because there's a new drool-worthy ice creamery in town — and it's dairy free, gluten free and vegan to boot. The Blob has popped up in Zetland (where it's staying until March 31) and photos of its soft serve are making waves on Instagram.
The duo behind the project, owners Alicia Soebawa and Stanley Anjaya, is serving up inventive, brightly coloured soft serve combinations. Think flavours like Blobbero Rocher (dutch chocolate and roasted peanuts), Sky Coco (coconut and blue pea flower), Heart Beet (lychee, beetroot and rose water) and a bright green, Harry Potter tribute called Slytherin (spirulina, ginger and mint). Toppings include cornflakes, cacao peanut butter and smashed waffles, along with Tim Tam and Oreo lookalikes — in vegan and gluten free form.
The ingredients and toppings are handpicked from select suppliers, all with 100-percent natural colouring, and they're even handmaking the chia cones in-store daily. Patrons have the option of customising their blob or going with one of the house combos for $7. At the moment, these include the Pink and White — Blobbero Rocher served in a fuschia chia cone, topped with freeze dried pineapple, shaved almonds and coconut snow — and the Lychee Dream, which is the Heart Beet topped with pistachios, matcha quinoa puffs and freeze-dried lychee, all in their signature pink coconut-jello cup.
Once the pop-up is finished, the team will take a winter break, though they'll still be available for private functions and events bookings. As the weather warms up, you'll be hearing more from The Blob, with the hopes of a permanent city location on the horizon.
The Blob pop-up in Zetland's East Village Shopping is running until March 31, with daily hours from 10am through 8pm. For the latest updates and flavours, keep an eye on their Instagram.
Image: Vincy Cheng