By: Filza Jawad Hai
What could be more awesome this summer than having a startling ice cream outlet unlocked in the city? One of the fastest emerging franchises comes all the way from Arizona to Pakistan. Kahala Brands brings the premium American ice cream chain, Cold Stone Creamery, to Karachi.
The exceptional services at the rooftop branch of Nueplex (The Place) encouraged Cold Stone to liftoff another branch. A very inclusive soft launch was held at their new outlet at Zamzama Boulevard, where they had invited guests and celebrities to attend and learn about the chain that runs all around the world. The highlight of the evening was the US General – Karachi, Grace W. Shelton who paid a visit at the inauguration with her Consulate officials.
The aura of the launch was elevated with the presence of celebrities. The very gorgeous Model, Actor and beautician, Nadia Hussain was a part of the inauguration ceremony. Famous actress, Suzain Fatima was also spotted at the event.
Cold Stone in Pakistan is exactly what you get in the US, everything is imported. The ice-creams are made fresh in a local factory certified by Cold Stone Kahala (their master Franchise in US).
Amna Shah, Manager Operations, Cold Stone Karachi tells us that “Cold stone is different from other ice creams because the food masters craft and test a variety of flavors in their lab to augment the taste. It’s a technical process through which the food masters have managed to come up with the most fantastic recipes. You need to try it to believe it”.
Cold stone offers 20 flavors of fresh ice creams and sorbet which are:
Raspberry Sorbet, Cake Batter Ice-cream, Water Melon Sorbet, Mint, Bubble Gum, Mango, French Vanilla, Dark Chocolate, Chocolate, Butter Pecan, Red Velvet, Sweet Cream, Cotton Candy, Strawberry, Peanut Butter, Mocha, Cheesecake, Caramel Lane, Coffee and Fudge Brownie Batter.
For the locals it’s more than just the experience of tasting the finest ice cream in town. They get to see Cold Stones signature creations live, where they mix-in fresh fruits, nuts, chocolates and cakes in the ice cream on a frozen granite of 16 degrees Fahrenheit. The customers can also make a customized dessert by choosing the ingredients of their choice. After the mixing is done the crew folds the ice-cream into a cup or waffle and presents it to their customer.
Their new branch at Zamzama is actually the seventh branch in Pakistan and third branch in Karachi. Cold Stone’s Franchises are in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad and they are soon planning to expand its roots forward to Faisalabad. They Plan to open at least fifty outlets in the next five years.
Cold Stone never compromises on their quality and hygiene standards and gives the ultimate ice cream experience the Pakistanis have never tasted before.
There are numerous outlets in Karachi that do desserts but none have been as thrilling and happening as Cold Stone. The moment you step in the shop the invigorating environment, lively staff and colorful flavors give you blissful vibes.