The sundae pictured here is their "blackout" sundae. It's basically as much chocolate as they could squeeze into one pretty bowl. I've rotated through their menu a few times over the years and usually I'll get their rotating special so it's not hard to get something different every time you go in (which i love).
They're consantly playing with local flavours and their own sauces. As much of their stuff is locally sourced as is possible. Things we don't grow in BC like pineapple, okay they might have to bring in, but if we grow it and they can get it they'll use the local version which is an awesome thing. Price wise well it's around $8-10 for a sundae but it's well worth it. They're consistant with the sizes and the scoops (he's trained his soda jerks well), and if you're thinking there's no way you'll pay $10 for a bunch of icecream think again.
If you can shell out at least $8 for a tiny piece of cheesecake that's from a factory then you can definitely shell out more for these delicious works of art. Don't feel bad destroying them though, they're definitely meant to be eaten and enjoyed. Even the whipped cream is chocolate for the blackout, talk about detail oriented!
My favourite sundae though was one of their specials that went up and then down again very quickly. i will always remember it and wish that they would put it up again. It was called the smokestack or something like that, and of all things it had hickory sticks on it. Sounds weird right? Well if you can stick bacon in anything for that delicious smokey, meaty flavour, this is kind of along those lines. It's no worse than bacon chocolate (which is actually pretty good), chocolate covered beef jerky (weird but oddly tastey, I'll tell you about it another time), or the now normal salted caramels, or the "I was doing it before you all" classic of dipping your french fries in icecream. This sundae definitely landed on the oddly savoury side of sweet but that's what made it such an incredibly delicious sundae!
The sweetness of the icecream melded beautifully with the smokey flavour of the sauce and the hickory sticks. I didn't actually expect it to be as delcious as it was but maaaan. I've been craving another one ever since I had the first one! Regardless of not being able to get that tasty little morsel, Glenburn Soda shop is not something you want to miss, especially if you love sweets.
Oh, and if you're wondering, those peppermint malt balls? They're not made in store, but they are made so good that you'll probably eat that little bag in one sitting and still feel like you could eat more. They're the only malt balls I've ever willingly consumed in vast quantities because they taste so good and so fresh.
Definitely worth the visit.