The UK’s first gelato and churro destination has come to Glasgow!
I was delighted to be invited to the media and blogger launch of Loop and Scoop last week, but I have to admit, I didn’t really know what a churro was!
I Googled it, as you do, and found this useful video of how to make churros, by Nicko’s Kitchen. Churros are kind of like doughnuts, in that you make the batter, you drop into a deep fat fryer and they are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
I invited my friend Sarah to come with me to Loop and Scoop as the invite was plus one, always a nice touch! I knew Sarah would love it.
The location of Loop and Scoop is ideal. On a busy street, near two casual dining restaurants where the ‘younger market’ would dine and with a fabulous corner position, maximised by the outdoor seating area.
The brand detail is fabulous. From a fun and fresh logo right through to internal features such as the murals, mini windows for kids to watch the kitchen activity and fabulous menu of naughty sweet treats.
The best laugh, I had just come from a Weight Watchers weigh in!! You couldn’t have timed it better!
It was nice to see Enzo Durante and Serena Kayes (Enzo’s daughter who married Calvin Kayes, and Calvin developed the concept of Loop and Scoop and they brought it to life together!). Enzo owns family ice-cream brand Porrelli’s, in Paisley. I met Enzo and his wife Innes when I first started Aura and they came along to help celebrate our first birthday! Glasgow is a small place indeed 🙂
So, straight in, we grabbed a bar stool at the window and were offered a mini bottle of prosecco, but as I was driving, I had one of the chocolate milk bottles instead – divine!
We were served a sharing plate of different types of churros and a mini ice-cream tub. The churros were filled with peanut butter (I have to say I don’t like peanut butter so I knew these weren’t going to get a gold star from me), one with nutella, which was very delicious and then two which were looped churros dipped in chocolate and had crispy nuts scattered on top.
My first experience of churros and I have to say, I was like a kid in a sweetie shop! I of course got a sugar high then a low, all whilst I was trying to not drop the dipping sauces on my trousers – unsuccessfully!
Big well done to Calvin and Serena on a successful launch. Great product and great location. No wonder it’s queued out the door every time I pass!!
Check out my slideshow below to see some more pictures of Loop and Scoop and its menu.
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