Honeymee - Irvine
I'm not sure anyone needs honey drizzled on their ice cream, but as I've written in a recent blog post, no one needed cotton candy with their ice cream either, yet there it was.
But the truth is, if Honeymee didn't offer its soft serve with honey, I probably would not be writing about it. Because despite the chain calling its product "True Milk Ice Cream", it's just ice cream. And though it's good and smooth and creamy and cold--all things I expect all ice cream to be--it's that honey and specifically the honeycomb they offer as topping that sets it apart from, say, McDonald's and Foster's Freeze.
I tried the "Sweetee" (all its ice creams are named with cutesy titles) and realized, honey does kind of work with it. And why not? If you're not averse to adding caramel to your sundae, honey isn't that far off.
My preferred ice cream, though, is the "Dear", which gets generous squirts of Ghirardelli chocolate sauce and sprinkles of sea salt on top. The salt balances the sweetness, and the chocolate, well, it's chocolate!
Still, there's the cost. Honeymee charges $3.50 for the plain; $4.75 for the "Honeymee", which is topped with a honeycomb chip. You might be thinking, "What? That's about the going rate for ice cream anywhere these days" but then, it's a rather small cup and Honeymee does Pinkberry's trick of swirling its product such that it's hollow in the middle.
Then again, maybe it's better this way. You are already eating ice cream with an added sweetener as topping, after all.
5414 Walnut Ave. Ste C
Irvine, CA 92604
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