Everyone has a secret sweet tooth – even those who say they’d rather indulge in the savory than the sweet, tend to have a certain pleasure that they’d make an exception for. At Sloan’s, you can rest assured, that whatever your pleasure is, they’ll likely have it in store.
“There’s literally something for everyone here! From ice cream to chocolate and baked goods, to candy and toys — no one gets left behind!” says an excited Dima Nuseibah, who together with her husband Ali Al-Mutawa brought over the Florida-native franchise earlier this year. “We were always loyal customers, and would make it a point to drive from Miami to West Palm Beach to visit Sloan’s. There’s no resisting it –the smell always draws you in!” From familiarity and tradition, they managed to set up a franchising deal to bring the sweet haven to Kuwait, and here we are, sitting in a paradise of sugar. The M2 level location in the Promenade Mall happens to be the only Sloan’s store in the Middle East, AND the only international location thus far!
Just from walking into Sloan’s, it’s easy to tell that this place will quickly become a hit in Kuwait and wherever future franchises may launch. People of all different ages casually stroll in and out of the sweet shop, whose layout is relaxed and reminiscent of an old-school ice cream parlor, mixed with the vibes of just having walked into Candyland. It’s every sugar-loving kid, and adult’s, dream world come true.
If you’re an ice-cream aficionado, you have a range of 31 flavors to choose from. You can kick it old-school with classic choices like Amazing Chocolate Chunk, Fresh Strawberry, Extraordinary Vanilla, and Pralines and cream, or you could opt for more adventurous signature flavors, featuring innovative touches, such as Cookie Monster, Snickers, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Mom’s Apple Pie or their incredible Carrot Cake, made with actual carrot cake. No matter what flavor you choose to accompany your freshly made waffle cone (or classic cup, for the less indulgent), you can feel assured that each and every individual scoop is made with care, using natural flavors, no hormones, and pure, non-homogenized milk and dairy products – just as Mr. Sloan intended when he personally crafted each flavor.
Sloan’s also has a variety of sundaes to choose from, presenting themselves in imaginative forms, surpassing the traditional. You could order a Circus Box Sundae that arrives in a treasure box, filled with goodies like circus ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream, sprinkles, gummy bears and a cherry. They also have Tracy’s impressive Kitchen Sink sundae, featuring 12 scoops of ice cream, every topping Sloan’s has on offer, and an overwhelming amount of whipped cream and cherries, all in a sink. You read that right—when you order Tracy’s Kitchen Sink, it actually comes in a real-life ceramic kitchen sink! How’s that for creative?
If you’re craving a brownie sans ice cream, Sloan’s has those on offer as well, along with one of the best chocolate chunk cookies you’ll ever have. The baked goods are sourced from the United States and baked in store, making sure that each moist brownie and decadent cookie lives up to the Sloan’s name in every store, without exception.
Baked goods, like the rows of candy glittering the walls and handmade chocolate goodies at the front counter, are charged by weight. At Sloan’s, you’ll find yourself expecting to see Willy Wonka pop up at any second, only you’re free to eat your heart out without (other than obvious) concern! No risk of turning into a blueberry or falling into a river of chocolate here!
It also makes the perfect venue for activities and events. Sloan’s is more than willing to host birthday parties, and fun crafts workshops such as Tamara’s Teaspoons miniature ice-cream making classes. Also, Sloan’s has its very own toy corner, fully stocked with TY Beanie Babies, among other treasures!
With its endless options of sweet treats and cheerful atmosphere, Sloan’s might just be the happiest place in Kuwait, so why not add it into your weekend itinerary? Don’t want to leave the house? They deliver! Call 9717 0754 to get your ice cream fix today. Sloan’s is located on the M2 level of the Promenade Mall off of 3rd Ring Road, opposite Qadsiya. Follow them on Instagram @sloans_kw and visit their website at www.sloansicecream.com for more information.
Photography by Muneera AlKhulaifi.