I happened to visit the New Zealand Naturals Ice Cream store near my Office today. This outlet had opened nearby some days ago and initially I thought it was some health Spa or something similar selling Bath salts or aromatic oils from the deep reaches of New Zealand…or maybe the middle earth!!! Little did I realize that it was a trans-tasmanic Ice Cream corporation!
The name is a kinda misnomer because Ice Creams aren’t natural! I mean, milk and fruits and vanilla and other ingredients are naturally available; but there ought to be some artificial stuff added therein. Anyways, this outlet’s located on the busy stretch of road between Jubilee Hills Checkpost and L.V.Prasad Hospital and though that can’t be termed as an ideal location, there are a few IT co’s, a bank and few restaurants nearby which ensure adequate patronage. The shop’s a little cramped for space and at a given time, more than 6-7 people can’t stand within without bumping into each other! They have quite a decent array of flavors – some with really tongue-twisting names, like Hokey Pokey, BerryLishus, ChocoChillo etc. The main repertoire includes Smoothies, Shakes, Juices and Chillos (Ice-blended drinks). They use Ice Creams, fresh fruits, a wide array of sauces, Sorbets and even Yoghurt in their preparations. I had their ‘99% fat-free sundae’ with a combination of Rum n’ Raisin and Hokey Pokey with a wee dollop of caramel sauce. I frequently bite into the rum flavor over at Baskin Robbins but I kinda liked NZN’s better…was more rummy 😛 . Though Ice Creams cannot be counted as part of a healthy diet (and especially for people like me ) I’d not recommend anyone to indulge in these delicacies but they should try them out at least once.
Address: New Zealand Naturals
Location: Opposite KBR Park, Banjara Hills Rd #2
Landmark: Next to the Hyundai Showroom (Building next to Aparna Crest/Sony World)