london eats : Chin Chin Labs

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49-50 Camden Lock Place NW1 8AF

Molecular gastronomy has never really appealed to me until one day we stumbled upon Chin Chin Labs. A fixture in Camden market where ice cream is frozen to order using liquid nitrogen. The menu is short but sweet: chocolate, vanilla and two specials – one ice-cream, one dairy-free. Then you have a selection of gourmet toppings to experiment with. I went for a Caramel Pretzel and Grilled White Chocolate - no idea how they grilled white chocolate but I rolled with it.

Expect a queue, it's pretty darn popular, but being a Londoner I now know that queuing always means its worth it. Honestly one of the best ice creams I've ever tasted although I was panicking that I'd die of nitrogen poisoning! The ice cream was creamy, super vanilla-y and really was a HUGE treat. Expensive at almost £5 a tub but like I said, so worth it! I can report back that am indeed not dead. 100% reccomend this place if youre ever in Camden!

46 comments

  1. Looks and sounds so yummy! Unfortunately we haven't here any molecular gastronomy here on the Bavarian countryside ...

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

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  2. Nitrogen ice cream is such a cool concept. I've only tried it once at another place, but I definitely want to try the one at Camden. x

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  3. The air is 78% nitrogen so I think if you were going to die of nitrogen poisoning it would have happened by now.

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    1. I obviously know this, but that wasn't the point i was making, the incorrect consumption of liquid nitrogen can cause asphyxiation. Theres been a lot of debate if it's actually safe to consume. Especially after a girl had to have an emergency gastrectomy after drinking a Jagermeister cocktail,

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    2. A quick google tells me that a gastrectomy is some nasty shit. I stand corrected (and somewhat freaked out).

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  5. Sounds delicious, but how they hell do you grill chocolate? <3

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  6. love!!!!

    xx

    daniella

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  7. I ate there back in the summer - Strawberry & Hay ice cream with grilled white chocolate. It was amazing, definitely going back when I am next in London!

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  8. This place sounds darn incredible! And now I'm craving ice cream too! x

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  9. You always find the best places! This looks amaze. Vicki xx
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  10. Was recently in London for a little trip with my sister. We stayed in Shoreditch but I'm dying to go back and explore some more little eats like this. Looks so good! I am now a Breakfast Club convert too. We went to the Hoxton branch. No words for their pancakes......

    Fee
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  11. Great photos!
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  12. This is one for when I visit london!
    Kiri
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  13. That looks ridiculously delicious will def be going next time im in London


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  14. I LOVE ice-cream like there is no tomorrow so this sounds just perfect :) X
    thefashion-junkie

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  15. This ice cream looks so delicious Lily! Your blog is great and I have followed you with Bloglovin. If you ever get a chance to look at my blog I would be delighted! I post about fashion, beauty and food and I follow similar blogs. Thanks!
    xo
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  16. That is crazy! This totally blew my mind haha, I definitely have to try it sometime.
    manicpixiegirl

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  17. Sounds absolutely delicious! What a cool idea for an ice cream shop too. It makes me want to go there just for the novelty of the whole thing. Glad you enjoyed it :)

    Deb | Debra Bros Blog

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  18. Ah I still need to swing by this place! Need my Camden fix soon!
    Sophie
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  19. I've always wanted to try this type of ice cream! Looks super yummy.

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  20. yum looks amazing, your food posts always make me hungry haha!

    love from aus xx

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  21. I just moved to London and I am so going here!

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  22. Nice post ;)

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  23. I've not spotted this place in Camden market. Will definitely look out for it when I am at the Roundhouse net week.

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  24. glad ur not dead bbz. I feel you in this though, after that girl had her stomach basically removed, erkkkkk

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  25. this looks lovely, such an original idea! grilled white chocolate sounds incredible x
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  26. This looks amazing! :) x

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  27. Sounds delish, wish we had something like that in Holland! X

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  28. Seems like such a nice place !
    Sara,
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  29. Oh man, this looks so amazing! x

    Amy / srslylou

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  31. oh god that food all looks amazing! making me hungry :) http://lustingafter.wordpress.com/

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  32. I've heard about this place before and it looks amazing! Yum!

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  33. This looks delicious, every time you do one of these posts I want to go to wherever it is you're talking about!
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

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  34. Man i wish i lived in London! Looks heavenly x

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  35. This place looks so incredible and delicious! Next time I am in London I will have to stop by for a sweet treat!
    Molly xo

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  36. wow, yummy !!! <3
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    x Natasha x

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