If the cruel temptations of the Play-Doh Fun Factory taught the world anything, it's that extruded swoops and twirls are more gratifying when they're actually edible. Demolish a swirly scoop of icy eats with today's deal: for $5, you get $10 worth of ice cream at New Zealand Natural's locations at LA Live, Valencia Town Center Mall, or Huntington Beach. New Zealand Natural's iced delight is the official ice cream of the Staples Center and the Los Angeles Kings.
Each scoop of New Zealand Natural is made from the milk of cows that graze on New Zealand's pristine, unpolluted pastures. Crunch bits of toffee while surfing a smooth wave of fudge in a scoop of English Toffee, or pick plump boysenberries from a melty mound of Boysenberry Dream. Though menus differ across locations, all New Zealand Natural parlors boast a lengthy list of flavors that range from fruity to fudgy and hearty to light. Calorie-conscious eaters can indulge in a scoop of no-sugar-added zilch chocolate or low-fat, creamy mango passion frozen yogurt. Prices start at $2.99 for a small, and ice creams can be served in a cup or cone. Customers can also create their own soft-serve treat from any variety of the hard-scoop ice cream, low-fat yogurt, or fat- and dairy-free sorbets through New Zealand Natural's special Fruit Flo machine. For those preferring slurpable sweets, smoothies ($4.69) and shakes ($4.69) can be sipped in New Zealand Natural's bright and bubbly parlor or taken on a trip down an alley full of forgotten kittens.
New Zealand Natural is Gayot-rated and is one of their Top 10 Los Angeles Frozen Yogurt Restaurants. It has also been featured on A Food Photolog. Yelpers give the downtown location a 3.5-star average and the Huntington Beach shop a 4.5-star average.
- …patrons can pick from a selection of intriguing ice creams, such as “Spotty Dog” (chocolate chips in vanilla and chocolate) and the signature “Hokey Pokey” (crunchy butterscotch balls in creamy honeycomb-flavored ice cream). – Gayot
- Mango sherbet…tasted great—it didn't taste artificially sweet, had a nice fruity flavor, and felt much healthier to eat. – Sue Tofu, A Food Photolog