If you’ve ever felt guilty after tucking into a deliciously indulgent dessert, it’s nothing compared to how you might feel after eating the most calorific pudding in the world.
Coco Gelato, an ice-cream shop in Cardiff, has created an incredibly extravagant dessert containing a whopping 18 scoops of ice cream, as well as waffles, chocolate bars and fresh fruit.
But you had better share it with a friend, as the £32.95 dessert – called the Roman Empire – is a whopping 3,845 calories.
It’s thought to be the most indulgent in the world, and it has topped lists of the most calorific sweet treats around the globe.
The Roman Empire at Coco Gelato is a towering mound of 18 scoops of ice cream, four freshly baked waffles, fresh fruit, chocolate bars, whipped cream, and various sauces. The customer can choose the chocolate bars, ice cream flavours and sauces, if they wish
Coco Gelato is renowned for its decadent desserts, and the parlour was this year named Dessert Outlet of the Year at the Welsh Food Awards.
But its menu’s crowning glory is its Roman Empire dessert, which contains four freshly-made waffles, the customer’s choice of chocolate bars as well as varying ice cream flavours, topped with whipped cream and sauces.
At 3,845 calories, it beats the next most indulgent dessert in the world, Supreme Sundaes’ at MO & MOSHI in Bangkok by about 300 calories.
The dessert’s creator, Mandeep, told Mirror Online: ‘We wanted to try and build the Roman Colosseum out of waffles, and then fill the middle with gelato.
The dessert costs £32.95 and is designed to be shared though the cafe does challenge people to try to finish it off as an individual
The waffle and ice cream dessert is the most calorific in the whole world, containing more than 3,800 calories
‘But it kept falling down.’
Mandeep revealed that no-one has managed to conquer the empire by themselves yet, but equally no-one has been left disappointed by the mound of waffles and ice cream.
He said: ‘Every time one comes through, the team gets overwhelmed, but excited at the same time.
‘They come together and create something very unique. The Roman Empire can come in many forms, but there’s one rule: it has to look amazing.’
He added: ‘Most adults have lost their inner child, our aim is to bring that back.’
On the menu, the cafe writes beneath the description of the Roman Empire: ‘Only an emperor could ever conquer this dessert, are you an emperor?’