Unfortunately, Kilwins has currently closed it’s doors for business. We wish all the best to the owners and staff.
I have actually visited Kilwins once before, but it was years ago in Florida which is where I tried my first chocolate covered apple. Seeing that Kilwins opened in High Street, I was excited to visit again. Kilwins not only offers great fudge and truffles, but a variety of different flavored ice cream, as well as other candies. We got the privilege of trying some truffles, fudge, and also one of their signature ice cream sundaes. I liked the simple chocolate fudge because it had a nice consistency and the chocolate was not too overpowering. For the truffles, my favorite one was the Fontineau. It tasted like cookie dough inside, which is one of my favorite things. I also enjoyed the Sea Salt Caramel truffle, since I am a sucker for sweet/salty desserts. We ended our visit by trying one of their most popular sundaes, the Turtle Sundae. I really enjoyed it, as did our 3 year old. I have never seen her devour ice cream like that! She kept saying “yuummmy”, so I know that was her favorite part of tagging along with mommy and daddy.
My Favorite Thing: The Turtle Sundae. I actually am not one to typically order things with caramel, but I really liked this dessert. All the flavors worked really well together. The combination of the salty nuts, caramel and hot fudge sauce over vanilla ice cream nested inside a waffle bowl was quite delicious!
What I would like to try next time: This is a tough one, because there’s quite a few, but I would have to narrow it down to the Cinnamon Crumb Cake ice cream and the chocolate covered Nutter Butter.
“Augustus! Sweetheart! Save some room for later!”
Willy Wonka and his Chocolate Factory…in Williamsburg? That’s where I felt like I was at times during this review. Tasting, handling, shelving and photographing all of those delicious sweets. I envied the owner throughout the review.
It smells and “feels” like chocolate in there. They make everything there on site. Right in front of you. So you get to see them dipping, twirling and rolling the various sweets that will be enjoyed later in the day. Fudge, chocolates, truffles and a number of dipped items provides a feast for the stomach AND the eyes.
My favorite fudge was the Williamsburg Mud (and not just because of the name). It was caramelly, soft and sweet. The Turtle Fudge was also good. Then we tried a number of chocolates and truffles. Man, they put those heart-shaped, store-bought boxes to shame. There were so many good ones. My favorites though were the French Mint Truffle (like a sophisticated chocolate mint), Raspberry Truffle, Sea Salt Caramel and the Fontineau Truffle (nice malty flavor and the owners favorite). We ended the review sharing the Turtle Sundae – “A scoop of vanilla ice cream served in a homemade waffle cone dish with hot fudge and caramel topping with pecan pieces and topped with whipped cream and a cherry”. Oh, it was so good. Creamy, caramelly, nutty and delicious. As Mindy stated, I’ve never seen our daughter enjoy an ice cream like she did that one. It was gone in seconds. I wished we didn’t have to share.
As I was heading out, buying a few extra pieces of goodies and thinking how the Turtle Sundae was my favorite item at Kilwins, the owner dropped a Chocolate Caramel Oreo in the bag and told me it was his favorite thing in the store. Sweet. A few hours later, after the chocolate overload, I decided to try it… Turtle Sundae slips down to #2. Sorry. I love oreo’s and this was awesome. My new #1 at Kilwins. What a SWEET day… sorry, I couldn’t resist.
My Favorite Thing: Chocolate Caramel Oreo. Weren’t you reading?
What I would like to try next time: The Bear Claw and the Cinnamon Crumb Cake Ice Cream.