National dessert ‘king’ set to open in city centre site

Kaspa's Desserts, opening soon on High Street West, Sunderland
Kaspa's Desserts, opening soon on High Street West, Sunderland
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A national dessert house which prides itself on its super-size sundaes is hoping to whip up interest when it opens in Sunderland.

Billing themselves as the ‘King of Desserts,’ Kaspa’s Desserts is taking over the former Bentinck furniture store in High Street West.

The opening marks the successful gelato and dessert house’s ambitions to gain a foothold in the North East after opening a branch in Newcastle last year.

Specialising in Amercian-style waffles, crepes, sundaes, milkshakes, gelato ice cream and cakes, the chain already has a number of successful branches in London, the Midlands and South West.

The company, which opened its first dessert house in London in 2010, describes itself as “a chain of exciting new dessert houses that offer the world’s favourite hot and cold desserts under one roof. Our menu boasts a mouthwatering selection of ice creams, gelatos, waffles, crepes, milkshakes, smoothies and sundaes.

“Our products are non genetically-modified, suitable for vegetarians, handmade and imported from the heart of Italy, with no artificial preservatives.”

What Wearside’s sweet tooths can expect from the menu

After Eight Mint Choc, £6.50

Mint choc chip and chocolate ice cream, topped off with whipped cream, menthol mint syrup and After Eight chocolates

• Birthday Extravaganza, £27.95

Kaspa's Desserts, opening soon on High Street West, Sunderland

Kaspa's Desserts, opening soon on High Street West, Sunderland

Giant platter: 15 scoops of ice cream, on a bed of waffles, fresh whipped cream, topped with a variety of syrups, wafers and sprinkles

•Great Knickerbocker Glory, £6.50

Chopped fruit served with scoops of strawberry and chocolate, topped with fresh vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and drizzled with strawberry syrup.

•Nutella spread waffle, £5.95

Fresh waffle smothered with Nutella spread and served with a topping of your choice.

•Oreo Crunch Waffle, £5.95

Fresh waffle, served with crushed Oreo cookie crumbles, drizzled with white chocolate sauce and sprinkled with white choc flakes

• Smarties Cookie Dough, £4.95

Served with fresh vanilla ice cream, whipped cream or custard

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