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Where to find Burnaby’s most incredible ice cream sundae

They haven’t reinvented the ice cream sundae either—they've just perfected it. 🍨

The history of the ice cream sundae goes way back to the 1880s and involved the shape of the dishes they are served in.

No, I’m not going to give you a history lesson. I just wanted to remind people of the timeless quality of this kind of dessert.

That’s what I love so much about Glenburn Soda Fountain – they don’t try and reinvent the classics like some other dessert places. They dive into history, whether it’s the retro counters, white paper hats or the music that’s played.

They haven’t reinvented the ice cream sundae either – they have just perfected it.

Glenburn, on Hastings at Gilmore in Burnaby Heights, offers small, medium and insane sizes of sundaes. You get to choose the type of ice cream from a long list of flavours. You get to choose the type of ooey-gooey sauce on the top.

I usually go for cookies and cream ice cream because it’s rich and delicious and loaded with bits of cookies (my other go-to choice is mint chocolate). Then I either get peanut butter or chocolate fudge sauce.

Glenburn also loads it up with a heaping serving of whipped cream, chopped nuts and a cherry on top. I skip the nuts out of person preference.

There’s nothing quite like listening to Frank Sinatra on the speakers while devouring an ice-cold sundae that slowly melts. I know you might laugh about the ice cold part, but some place serve ice cream that’s already melting, especially in their shakes.

Glenburn gets it right and offers regular special concoctions in case you want to mix things up.

DISCLAIMER: I have not been compensated in any way by the owners of this establishment in exchange for writing about it. They don’t even know I am writing about them.

Follow Chris Campbell on Twitter @shinebox44.

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