Hans & Gretel – Camden Town, London U.K.

Welcome back to my blog!

Today, I’m posting about one of the best dessert places I’ve ever come across… Hans & Gretel, in Camden Town – at the heart of Camden Market.

Now, I’m no stranger to a pre-diabetic’s supply of sugary treats… Trust ‘mii when I say, I am known for skipping the main course and going straight to dessert, because: I’m savoury like that!

Is this place which you’re going to read about a Candy-Man(sour)’s dream? Yes.

Were we the only adults not accompanied by kids at this establishment? Also yes.

After discovering this place on Instagram, we thought there’s no time like the present to pay it a visit (in lbs)!

Hans & Gretel, Camden Town
Queue outside Hans & Gretel, Camden Town

Upon arriving, there were two queues – one (pictured above), and another way, way further back towards the back of Camden Market!

It took us around 15 minutes to get from the back of the queue to the front. Which, in the grand scheme (and candy-floss) of things, is no time at all!

Hans & Gretel, Camden Town
Entrance of Hans & Gretel, Camden Town

When we finally made it into Hans & Gretel, we marvelled at the decorations, pick & mix station and sweets dispensers stuck to the walls… For a small shop, it packed a huge amount of goodies!

I mean, the first thing we saw was a mutant candy-floss on a stick! 😋

Hans & Gretel, Camden Town
*Jim Carrey’s jaw-drop in The Mask moment*

What did I order from Hans & Gretel, Camden Town?

Menu at Hansen & Gretel, Camden Town

Unfortunately, the infamous Chimney cake was sold-out at the time due to a faulty grill (all the more reason to go back, of course).

So, when it came to choosing what we wanted, I chose the Fantasy Candy-Floss Cone in blueberry cheesecake [ice cream] flavour. In terms of toppings, I asked them to surprise me! (…& boy was I surprised 😍!)

Hans & Gretel, Camden Town
You can’t even see the cone or the ice-cream, but they’re there!
Hans & Gretel, Camden Town
The size of it was bigger than my head. For context, my forehead is pretty sizeable!

The ‘Cotton Fantasy Cone’ was incredible. I loved everything from the candy-floss (which wrapped around the cone like a life-size halo), to the ice cream and toppings.

Special shout-out to the mini-cone on top of the ice-cream, you were a super cute touch!

Personally, I didn’t think there was enough ice-cream in the cone which, judging by the size of the entire dessert, I’m not surprised about. Although the ice-cream was sublime and I would’ve loved more of it, I feel like if there was any more of it, I’d probably need an insulin injection to keep me alive.

We also tried the bubble-waffle, which was nice as well! The ice-cream flavour of choice for that was Snickers, which in hindsight we regretted – for the sole reason that it tasted the same as the standard Snickers ice-cream we can get from the shops. But, it was delightful nonetheless.

Hans & Gretel, Camden Town
Ice cream flavours

How did I look after finishing my Fantasy Floss Cone?

I was delighted when I looked to see that I’d managed to keep the ice cream and candy floss off my white & floral dress. It was melting all over the place, so that’s a relief!

Hans & Gretel, Camden Town

What was it like inside Hans & Gretel, Camden Town?

It was magical! I felt like I was in a fairytale candy-land, with Christina Aguilera’s Candy-Man playing on repeat.

To be honest, I was half-expecting the staff to be dressed up like Oompa-Loompas and the manager to be dressed as Willie Wonka, as it was mad crazy and over-the-top (in the best sense)!

My favourite part of the store was the secret room – it’s relatively well hidden, although…it can’t have been too hidden, because I managed to find it!

The secret room seemed to be decorated for Christmas, so I’m planning to go back next year to meet Mr Santa Claus himself.

Hans & Gretel, Camden Town
The Secret Room

My review of Hans & Gretel, Camden Town

The prices aren’t cheap – £6.99 for pick & mix and over £7 for a bubble waffle or candy floss cone, but when they’re that good, it’s definitely worth thinking twice!

I recommend paying Hans & Gretel a visit, in £££. The pictures don’t do the taste and overall experience justice, I’m serious!

Please enjoy the gallery of images below, and let me know if you’ve been – or plan to go – in the comments (below-er).

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