It's surprising that people don't review such landmark places in a city like Pune.
The Cad-B community is a now national enterprise that started out in a small shop off Karve Road, Kothrud (still in existence). In the last 3 years, I have seen them expand from less than 3 outlets in Pune to more than 30 outlets across the country.
This long-time chocolate fanatic was introduced to Cad-B by his brother in 2005 (maybe 2006, I forget), and has been hooked since.
The too-good-to-be-true thickshake slurpy (after whom the franchise is named) is made almost purely out of chocolate. With a consistency like no other, you must bite into the almost frozen drink, while letting the chocolate roll across your tongue and melt into your mouth, where it slides down your throat, leaving an unforgettable taste that you will inevitably crave very soon. It is a peerless combination of ice cream with milk, chocolate and topped off with chocolate bar shavings. The true drug.
I wrote this recipe for Cad-B on the facebook page a little while back, when someone asked for it:
1. Take a little bit of chocolate.
2. Take a little bit more.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 till you have enough chocolate.
4. Substitute 'chocolate' for 'awesomeness' in steps 1 and 2, and repeat till you have enough awesomeness.
5. Put in freezer.
6. Serve right out of freezer.
Serving tips: do not garnish, do not adulterate, do not substitute any ingredients.
There is no other way to describe this paradisiacal drink. Conceived, realised and perfected in Pune, it would win the general vote as the official drink of this city. Hands down.
And at 45 Rupees for a full glass (35 for half), it is the ultimate after dinner dessert. Or dinner substitute, if you love it as much as I do.