BETA5 Chocolates – Cream Puffs, Ice Cream Sandwiches, and Caramels
If you live in Vancouver and check out Instagram, you’ve probably seen all of the cool pics of mega-thick ice cream sandwiches from Beta5.
Hearing about Beta5 and finding it is completely different. The tiny shop is located in an unassuming warehouse on a dead end street. The easiest way to get here is to head north on Main Street and make a right onto Industrial Avenue (just a couple of blocks north of East 2nd Avenue).
When I first walked in to Beta5, I was hit in the side of my head with the aroma of chocolate… this has got to be the place for chocoholics. On one wall, they have a listing of all of their available items including their cream puffs. At $5 each or 4 for $19, they’re not cheap… but they are so yummy.
Coconut & Passionfruit Cream Puff with whipped coconut ganache, passionfruit curd and toasted coconut.
Raspberry & Earl Grey Cream Puff with raspberry mousse, earl grey custard and vanilla chantilly.
Almond Praline Cream Puff with almond + blonde chocolate mousse, whipped almond ganache, liquid almond praline and caramelized marcona almonds.
Lime Spritzer Cream Puff with mint-infused lime curd, Greek yogurt pannacotta, cucumber meringue and cucumber pearls.
All of their cream puffs were great… it’s tough to choose which one is my fav.
Now, on to the main event… the ice cream sandwiches ($5 each).
The Mint Chocolate Chip was super delicious.
I also really enjoyed the Strawberries and Cream. It’s hard for me to look at these pics and not drool.
We decided to come back the following week to try some of their artisan chocolates. At $2.50 a pop, these aren’t cheap… but you can’t really find all of the unique flavours anywhere else.
We picked the Banana (caramelized white chocolate blended with fresh banana, Venezuelan rum, and vanilla bean), Pear+Praline (milk chocolate ganache flavoured with fresh pear and eau-de-vie on a layer of crispy milk chocolate praline), Tropical Crunch (macadamia praline studded with caramelized coconut and topped with passionfruit caramel), Sparkling Praline (milk chocolate and hazelnut praline studded with popping candy), Strawberry Basil (strawberry jelly paired with basil and white chocolate ganache), and Honey Thyme (thyme infused milk chocolate and caramelized honey ganache with a touch of honey).
Each morsel was such a unique and surprising adventure.
Of course, we couldn’t stop by here and not pick up another ice cream sandwich. This time, the Pina Colada.
The real surprise hit was the Mango Passionfruit Caramels ($12) – these soft caramels melt on your tongue and are so good.
Make sure you take the time to find this place and pick up some tasty treats!
413 Industrial Avenue
Posted on July 29, 2015, in Bakery, Chocolate, Desserts, Ice Cream, Restaurant Review and tagged Bakery, Chocolate, Cream Puff, Desserts, Food, Ice Cream, Ice Cream Sandwich, Mango Passionfruit Caramels, restaurant review, Strathcona, Vancouver. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.