Snowopolis in Anaheim, California isn't an ordinary ice cream shop. Everything on the menu is an over-the-top creation that happens to include a scoop of ice cream, or four. The latest item that is lighting up social media is the pure 24 karat gold soft serve ice cream cone.
Owner, Scott Leotti, first had the idea after seeing similar Chinese ice cream products served with sprinkles of gold. Leotti wanted to step it up a notch. He decided to produce an entire sweet treat wrapped in 24 karat gold flakes.
Anything that's 23 karat and 24 karat you can actually consume. The FDA has approved to consume.
It might seem strange at first, but eating pure gold is definitely possible. It's not like eating a 24 karat gold engagement ring because jewelry is mixed with other metals. This 24 karat gold ice cream treat tastes like a delicious serving of vanilla soft serve. Employees have to be trained on how to properly apply the pure gold to the ice cream.
The pure 24 karat gold ice cream cone costs $14.95. Before layering the ice cream with golden flakes, the cone is sprayed all over with gold dust. Leotti says the price of the gold is always fluctuating. He pays the standard gold price that is set forth by the Federal Reserve and correlates with the value of the dollar.
Everything is Instagrammable. So the employees know, if you wouldn't take a picture with it, don't serve it.
Leotti knows we're living in the digital age, and he's designed his menu to reflect what the people want . . .
A picture worthy dessert.
Snowopolis started as a leader in the Hawaiian Shaved Ice market, introduced ice cream into the mix, and is now known for it's sumptuous menu items. The 24 karat gold cone is just the latest extravagant creation.