About a year ago, I was introduced to Guss Damn Good ice cream by Eddie (Stranger in Bangkok) and this particular ice cream brand won his heart. Their first location in Bangkok was located at Soi Saladaeng 1 and it wasn’t one of the most convenient locations in Bangkok.
Of course, I soon made my way there because I couldn’t resist good ice cream and just need to have it for myself. Just nice that I was staying at Dusit Thani Bangkok for a few nights.
So a little short story about Guss Damn Good, adapted from Eddie, Stranger in Bangkok post (the story is drawn out at Sala Daeng Soi 1 outlet):
“Rarin and her partner found their love for ice cream during an unprecedented snowy winter in Boston, spending large amounts of time chilling out in various ice cream parlours, eager to find out why customers were digging into these mountains of ice in spite of the freezing weather. They finally understood that in Boston, ice cream was not only a dessert but an emotion, a memory. Ice cream brought people to a happy place, it actually reminded them of summer.
Following the revelation, the spirit of Guss Damn Good was born, Guss, a combination of the words ‘gut feeling’ and ‘focus’, and Damn Good, an outburst of exclamation when someone eats something delicious. Even their hashtag #feelingcrafted brings through a combination of emotion (feeling) and a description of their expertise (Rarin describes their craft ice-cream as more than home-made ice-cream, as every ingredient is meticulously sourced and every element made from scratch).”
Finally, in 2018, they opened in a central location in Central World, 3rd floor.
They now have a larger space with more seating area.
“You might wonder why the names of their flavours are so peculiar. And where are usual suspects like strawberry cheesecake and cookies and cream? Every one of Guss Damn Good’s flavour was (and will be) inspired by a story. No story, no inspiration. No inspiration, no flavour. And THAT, my friends, is why their flavours sound (and even taste) so polarising. Some are so extreme that you either love it or you hate it.” – Eddie, Stranger in Bangkok
Guss Damn Good is located at:
- Soi Sala Daeng 1
- Eight Thonglor
- Central World
- The Commons
Go try it for yourself!