Samples: Cappuccino Crunch, Birthday Cake, Rainbow Sherbet, Green Tea
Reese’s Pieces / Chocolate Malted Krunch / Chocolate Chip with Walnut
Familiar with the Fort Apache storefront from a previous visit and its location in a part of town that is frequently featured for shopping purposes, Sweet Addiction Henderson proved a convenient place to stop for dessert on Saturday afternoon, the off-hour of four o’clock finding the lone clerk tending to routine tasks on arrival.
A locally born company serving Las Vegas for nearly five years, the concept of Ice Cream Sandwiches made with fresh-baked Cookies since replicated by import-CREAM at a higher price without upgrading the idea in any way, Sweet Addiction now offers fourteen daily Cookies plus nearly two-dozen flavors from Thrifty Ice Cream, a single Sandwich costing diners just $3.69 while Cookies are 90-cents each but cheaper by the trio or Baker’s Dozen.
Additionally pitching Shakes and Sundaes, a few samples showing the quality of Thrifty to still be sub-par compared to shops such as Gelatology, Handel’s and others, it was nonetheless that a soft Cookie studded with Reese’s Pieces and another with Chocolate Chips and Walnuts were wrapped around Chocolate Crunch flecked with little beads of Rice and liquid Malt, the scoop far too big to be eaten as a proper ‘sandwich’ and thus disassembled with each Cookie used individually to spoon the chocolately concoction from the cup.
Tasting six additional Cookies, the low prices in no way indicative of a sub-par product as each round features a crispy rim around a soft-set center with plenty of flavor, fans of Oatmeal Cookies are likely to be impressed by the thickness of the Oats and restrained sweetness found amidst both the classic Raisin version and the one dotted with melted Chips of Butterscotch, the “Tuxedo” of Black and White Chocolate Chips unfortunately baking up a bit smaller and harder than the rest while the trio of Peanut Butter, Sugar and Snickerdoodle were everything one might expect, though the latter two were a bit heavy-handed in terms of sweetness, as can be seen by the pools of Sugar forming at their centers.
THREE AND A HALF STARS: Not purporting to be ‘artisan,’ ‘small-batch,’ or any such thing, just a locally owned place serving two of America’s favorite Desserts at a fair price, Sweet Addiction remains a good place to stop for sweet bite for those who are in the neighborhood, a wide variety of options and almost unlimited customization allowing everyone to order something that they’ll like.
RECOMMENDED: Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookie, Peanut Butter Cookie, Chocolate Malted Krunch Ice Cream.
AVOID: Tuxedo Cookie, Rainbow Sherbet (tastes like Orange Juice Concentrate with too much added Sugar.)
TIP: 11a – 10p Sunday-Thursday, and open until 11p on Friday and Saturday nights.
WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.