The cookies are gigantic!
Kyla Ford's cookie shop KyKy's Cookies & Ice Cream is opening near Toronto soon, and she's already hosting pop-ups at the new location.
The boutique storefront in Etobicoke is currently open for weekends only, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., but their grand opening has been teased on Instagram to be coming soon.
The shop offers jumbo stuffed gourmet cookies with a wide range of flavours, ice cream, sundaes and more limited desserts and treats like blondie bars, twisters, and cakes.
The shop received some backlash earlier this summer due to its former name KyKy's Kookies, which many people were quick to point out formed the initials "KKK" when abbreviated. Kyla Ford changed the shop's name to KyKy's Cookies & Ice Cream immediately after, and told Narcity that she was "heartbroken" over the response and "never made or would make that connection."
The little shop is all about the pink decor, with neon lights that read "kookie calories don't count" and "we all scream for ice cream," along with sprinkle wallpaper, and other pink accents. It definitely has a traditional candy shop vibe.
The whimsical theme is carried out with lively service from Kyla Ford herself, who was operating the shop along with another employee this past weekend.
The cookies are set up in a display case on the main wall, so you can get a first-hand look at which cookie concoction you'll be ordering.
There isn't any indoor seating inside the shop, with the exception of one bench, so expect to take your order to go. However, there is a pink bench just outside, where customers can relax and chow down on their massive cookies.
What's on the menu?
KyKy's Cookies & Ice Cream has different weekend specials. Last weekend's menu had over 10 cookies to choose from, including German chocolate, strawberry caramel cheesecake, pralines n kreme, chocolate hazelnut party and others.
While KyKy's Cookies are the main attraction, the shop offers a variety of desserts, including the ultimate sundae and others like donuts, ice cream cones and brownies.
I tried two of the classic cookies (which weren't my favourite), and the ultimate sundae (which was tasty).
The first cookie I tried was the Chocolate Chunk for $5 — a massive cookie that could feed two people, stuffed with dark chocolate and milk chocolate, with pieces of toffee scattered throughout.
The cookie was extremely thick and chewy, so if you prefer a simple and crisp cookie like I do, this one is probably not for you. The gooey insides were warm and wet and almost tasted like raw cookie dough, which I wasn't a fan of.
The second cookie I tested out was the Peanut Butter Cup for $5.50, which was filled with chocolate chunks and had a peanut butter cup baked on top.
This cookie tasted similar to the chocolate chunk, except it had a peanut butter cup as a bonus, which left me wanting a little bit more peanut butter goodness.
The $12 ultimate sundae comes with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, a KyKy's blondie and brownie topped with caramel and chocolate drizzle, alongside a cookie of your choice.
The massive dessert can definitely be shared between a few people — so it's got the best bang for your buck.
The ice cream was smooth and almost blended in with the whipped cream. The drizzle sauces were great – you can't go wrong with caramel and chocolate. But the blondie and brownie bars were so rich and dense that even with the help of another person, I couldn't finish them.
The best part of the sundae by far was the Everything Oatmeal Cookie, which was filled with white chocolate and toffee and came perfectly crispy. Unlike the other cookies, the oatmeal was on the thinner side and offered a great crunch to the sundae which I preferred.
KyKy's Cookies & Ice Cream
Address: 195 Norseman St. Unit 1, Etobicoke, ON
Why You Need To Go: If you love cookies and have a major sweet tooth, this spot is for you!
The opinions expressed in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Narcity Media.