Summer is right around the corner, and you know what that means? Sunshine, sand, and sweet creamy treats in hand. Those with the most serious of sweet teeth may be excited to learn about the ice cream at Hampton Chocolate Factory in Tampa — where you can get a cone of silky soft serve bigger than your head.
Located just inside Sparkman Wharf at 615 Channelside Dr. STE 118 in Tampa, Hampton Chocolate Factory serves up a variety of sweets and chocolatey eats, such as chocolate-covered sea salt caramels, artisan PB&J Bars (As Seen on The Kardashians), mint chip malt balls, and homemade marshmallows.
But it's arguably their 5 lb. Giant Cones that steal the show; coated in your choice of candies, chocolates, and syrups to make your ultimate treat.
The Giant Cone has drawn a lot of attention on social media, with videos by Instagram and TikTok users like @tavreviewseverything — who happened to fly all the way to Tampa just to try it — sharing their thoughts with their following.
"Being the foodie that I am, I had to check them out and they did not disappoint, this was HUGE and so delicious," said Tav. "Literally a showstopper, everyone wanted to take pictures of it."
A 5 lb. cone may be worth the hype for the avid sweets eater, but is it worth the dollar signs? Those hoping to try this cone will be out a cool $30, more than double the average price you'd pay for a normal-sized one elsewhere.
Not ready to drop that kind of cash for an ice cream cone? You could actually win one! Right now, the company is running a month-long giveaway for a lucky winner to get one of their Giant Cones completely free of charge. To learn more about the Giant Cone Giveaway, click here.
What do you think, worth the hype, or are you letting this one melt? Let us know in the comments!
Hampton Chocolate Factory
Address: Inside of Sparkman Wharf — 615 Channelside Dr. STE 118 Tampa, FL 33602
Article by Rachael Volpe