Zabb on Ice REVIEW: dark chocolate and spicy chicken ice cream from KFC

Zabb on Ice REVIEW: dark chocolate and spicy chicken ice cream from KFC

Zabb on Ice: the weirdest, strangest, most bizzarre ice cream flavor that I’ve ever tasted. This limited-time-only ice cream flavor is available for only a few days at KFC Thailand restaurants. Let’s try it out and give it our honest review! This is going to be weird…

Zabb on Ice KFC ice cream REVIEW

Zabb on Ice is a new limited flavor of ice cream from KFC Thailand. Vanilla soft-serve ice cream is dipped in dark chocolate that hardens into a hard shell over the cone. The dark chocolate is sprinkled with zabb powder, the crunchy spicy flavoring used at KFC Thailand on their spicy fried chicken. Yes, it’s a weird idea… but is it any good?

 Zabb on Ice - KFC’s new dark chocolate and spicy chicken powder ice cream

Zabb on Ice - KFC’s new dark chocolate and spicy chicken powder ice cream

Zabb on ice uses KFC’s regular vanilla ice cream served in a fairly large chocolate-flavored cone. So far, so good! The vanilla ice cream is dipped into melted dark chocolate, which cools and hardens into a hard chocolate shell around the ice cream.

Then comes the weird part: the ice cream is sprinkled with the zabb flavoring, which gives the zabb on ice ice cream its name. This is the same seasoning used on the spicy fried chicken sold at KFC Thailand.

The first flavor that I got when I tasted the ice cream was the dark chocolate. And it’s good! That was quickly followed by the zabb, which was salty, crunchy, and a tiny bit spicy. It sounds weird, but you know what? It’s not bad at all! It’s strange, but for some reason, I want to have more.

 chocolate and spicy chicken crunchy powder ice cream from KFC Thailand

chocolate and spicy chicken crunchy powder ice cream from KFC Thailand

It’s not actually that spicy, just a hint of spicy. What makes it go so well with the dark chocolate, I think, is the crunchyness and the saltiness. It’s like having dark chocolate and sea salt: the sea salt brings out the sweetness and complex flavors of the chocolate. The same thing is happening here. And the slight spicy kick is a nice after taste.

So is it any good? I would say YES! It’s kind of surprising, because I thought it would be too weird to really enjoy. I actually really like it. Yeah, it’s a weird combination, but somehow, it works for me.

Hurry! The Zabb and Ice ice cream from KFC Thailand won’t be around forever!

Zabb on Ice is available at KFC Thailand for a limited time, and costs 39 baht per cone

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