We love our puds, so it has been disappointing that Mr. Canny is unable to join in on occasions when the Teen and I are indulging in our love of cake. We’ve picked up a few naughty treats while out and about over the last few weeks and thought we’d share them.
Sweet Tooth Delivery, Durham
I felt guilty picking up goodies from Sweet Tooth in Durham for me and the Teen, so popped along to Jumping Bean Cafe for one of their Mocha Sponges for him. I was told that Sweet Tooth are looking into dairy-free options, so we’ll see how this develops over time.
The Teen had the Chocolate Mississippi Mud Wedge, which he ate topped with some vegan cream (ironic really!). I bought their Bubblegum Layer Cake for myself, which was delicious and moist. There was plenty of the tasty icing to enjoy with each mouthful of sponge, and I also liked the bubblegum jelly bottle gracing the top. A lovely sugary treat on a Friday night. I can’t have a drink while feeding the baby, so this is my one vice! At nearly £7 for the two slices they aren’t cheap, but the portion sizes are decent and could probably last two servings.. if you aren’t piggies like us.
Simply Cheesecake, Team Valley
On the subject of finding suitable desserts for Mr. Canny, I was thrilled to hear that Simply Cheesecake had started to sell vegan-friendly desserts. On the day I visited there were three different varieties (Coconut, Raspberry, Lime) to choose from, which were also gluten-free and suitable for those following a ‘clean’ diet. As there was an offer of 4 slices for £8 I bought all 3 for him to try, while I decided to treat myself to a slice of Ferrero Rocher. Delicious.
With an oat mix base, these clean ‘cheesecakes’ have a very rich chocolate style topping. Mr. Canny said they were delicious, but could only manage a few mouthfuls because of this. He’s looking forward to trying different flavours in the future, and it’s great to see a local producer creating something especially for those followibg specific diets.
Di Meo’s Ice Cream, Whitley Bay
Word on the street (or the Newcastle Vegetarian & Vegan page on Facebook) was that Di Meo’s in Whitley Bay was serving vegan ice cream. We visited on a horribly cold and windy Saturday afternoon so, rather than bracing the North East coast, sat inside. For that reason I abandoned my usual tub and opted for their waffles, which were topped with Nutella, chocolate ice cream and various other goodies. At £3.95 they were a total bargain compared to those found at Creams and Kaspa’s which we’ve tried in the past, and much better quality. Writing about the dessert is making me hungry for them all over again! They are heaven on a plate 🙂
We have visited Di Meo’s many times and featured them on the blog before (see post here), but this was the first time we’d sat in the cafe. I was especially taken with the cheese grater lampshade hanging from the ceiling. It was easy to forget we were in Whitley Bay while sat inside, Mr. Canny enjoying his slightly tart Mango Gelato in the rustic-style cafe. We were slightly disappointed not to try the Raspberry Ripple Ice that is also suitable for vegans, but it seems they offer different varieties each day. We’ll have to keep popping back on the off chance, and I’m sure another plate of those waffles would be happily demolished by the Teen if he’s with us!
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