It was inevitable. Someone out there had to make a gourmet version of a Choco Taco, the crunchy creamy dessert concoction that had us chasing down the ice cream man like packs of deranged spider monkeys.
And it is just as good as it seems. The new Hub Ice Cream Factory goes all out by making their own waffle cones and filling them with a liquid milk chocolate sauce that hardens up and becomes a shell. Then they pipe in thick, housemade vanilla bean ice cream and cover the top with Callebaut dark chocolate and salted roasted peanuts. What can I say? It's a bit denser than the processed stuff, and about three times as big. But it's a freaking rolled up ice cream cone covered in chocolate. Get out there and eat it!
Weird fact: The shop has a miniature choo choo train that comes out of the wall near the ceiling.
Location: 245 E. Congress St.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to midnight with a walk-up window until 2 a.m. Thursdays through Saturdays
Payment: Cash, debit or credit