We all know and love Chubby Balls as a local delivery concept, and now the rich dessert has its very own dine in location in the heart of the city after opening its first outlet in Ardhiya. The space outside the shop features a pretty white-graveled, pansy-box surround, with large wooden tables and benches. It’s even possible to see the Kuwait Liberation Tower from this spot! Groups of friends and families can gather here and enjoy all there is to offer, which we discovered, is plenty…
We personally believe that this special dessert does deserve its own dine-in location, as the local concept by the Jaffar family has been tantalizing our taste buds ever since its first inception in 2009. Shelves upon shelves of confectionary greet you as you open the door into the world of Chubby Balls. Row upon row of toppings in jars; Reese’s Pieces, Gummy Bears, mini Oreos, marshmallows…but surely these aren’t toppings for the already delicious, Chubby Balls dessert? The Chubby Balls family invites us to sit down as they reveal the full Chubby Balls experience.
We start off with a sharp shot of Jumo coffee, to ready ourselves for the sugar rush to come. Ice cream is up first! We are handed a cup of home-made, soft-serve vanilla ice cream, full of flavor because of the sheer amount of vanilla bean seeds, that you can see throughout the swirl. This is some serious vanilla. For this offering, the Chubby Balls familiar pistachio cream is poured over the top with a generous sprinkling of chopped pistachios to finish. Wonderful!
Next up we have the caramel, lotus biscuit and flaked roasted almonds. The almonds bring out the flavor of the lotus biscuit more intensely, a well-rounded combination. Then comes toppings of thousands and thousands, 3 chocolate mini balls and then we get even more adventurous. Vanilla ice cream, drizzled with strawberry coulis and crumbled Digestive biscuits heartily strewn all over. This tastes like the most thoroughly English strawberry cheesecake ever! Followed by this, we also tried the crushed M&M’s topping, after that came yet another serving of Chubby goodness with Gummi bears with frosted flakes. The options keep on coming, and if you can think of the combination of goodies you want, the Chubby Balls family will make sure you get it!
After all this over-indulgence we still have room for more Chubby Balls! There isn’t one person who doesn’t remember their first Chubby experience, and the sensation is so scintillating that it truly stays with you! This makes it the perfect sweet to enjoy on special occasions. “Life is all about those special moments with family and friends and what better way to share those beautiful moments than with a cup full of chubby happiness” claims the Chubby family. The incredible support for the unique dish resulted in the founding of the Chubby movement, and as well as this cute little corner-shop, the dessert features on Talabat as well as Carriage delivery services. To this day, no-one really knows what is in the secret sauce, as the recipe is kept as a closely guarded secret.
Special moments can be made even more memorable with seven wonderfully sinful flavor additions now available from both the Chubby Balls store and online menus. Including the classic original, this now tallies seven to try, one for each day of the week. With the option of original or Oreo bases this means an entire fortnight of flavor! You’ll have to taste each one to decide which is your particular favorite between the tastes and textures.
“Chubby & The Crunch” adds an indulgent bit of fun to the original crumbled biscuit balls with sugar frosted cornflakes stuffed into the dessert and slathered with the secret sauce. Great chunks of the American chocolate sandwich cookie can be found in the “Chubby Oreo”. There’s the favorite Kuwait combination of “peanut butter and chocolate” and an updated version of this, with “caramel and nuts”. “Pistachio”, “Hazlenut” and “Date” make up the remaining three concoctions to devour. Every flavor is helpfully color-coded with a label wrapped around each individual cup. With the flavor printed clearly, it’s easy to keep track of the color [flavor] you love!
As with all KLC delivery concepts the packaging is incredibly special. The local company not only knows how to serve up yummy food, they’ve really set the standard when it comes to delivery! Like sister concepts Junkyard, Breakfast Fix, Humble Burgers, The Kitchen and Proper Sliders, the experts at KLC have designed packaging specifically to do the job of food delivery, you can rest assured that the desserts not only taste the part, but look the part too, always arriving in pristine condition.
You can choose from various boxes, of two, four, six or a whopping dozen Chubby Cups. Each person has their own package of 3 balls in a cup. You can also build your box with any flavor combination you like. For even larger parties you can order big bowls of chubby love with 16 balls in one portion. Choose from either Original or Pistachio flavor for these deeply dished delights. Each bowl comes table-ready saving you the trouble of presentation, it’s all done for you. So, you can use that time saved to help yourself to an extra portion from the bowl before it all disappears! We will definitely be ordering this delicious treat for our next gathering.
You can find the Chubby Balls café in Kuwait City, Mubarak Al Kabeer street. For more details visit www.chubbyballs.com and follow @chubbyballs on Instagram. Chubby Balls now offer catering! Call the hotline on 1800 050 to order or speak with Customer Services. Chubby Balls are available on food delivery services talabat.com and trycarriage.com.
Photography by Muneera Alkhulaifi, @i9ora on Instagram.