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Aloha Twist Sees Diners Flip Over The Whip

Story: Emma Sanders | Photo: Bruce Redman
Published On : Sep 28, 2021
Aloha Twist Sees Diners Flip Over the Whip
Spandex, big hair, convertibles – the ’80s bring back a flood of memories. And Brisbane’s Aloha Twist Food Truck has put one of the decade’s most delicious and iconic snacks into the the hands of locals with its signature item, Dole Whip

A creamy pineapple ice cream created in the 1980s and one of Disneyland’s most famous snacks, Dole Whip has a cult-like following across the world.

Owner Chris Forrest has almost 15 years’ experience in the mobile catering industry and launched the Aloha Twist food truck earlier this year.

Chris was passionate about bringing the famous ice cream product to Queensland’s shores and is excited at the interest it has generated.

“For years I have wanted to bring Dole Whip to Australia, but never took the leap,” he said.

“Due to COVID-19 and not being able to travel, I missed my favourite American treat and l thought I mustn’t be the only one missing it. It was a very long and expensive process, but I finally took the leap and decided to do it.”

A self-confessed Dole Whip aficionado, Chris said it was the combination of delicious ice cream and Americana nostalgia that had customers lining up to snag the popular treat.

“I’m the biggest Disney fan and I have had Dole Whip at all the different Disneylands and Disney Worlds on the many travels I have had,” he said.

“There is no better way to spread joy than to bring happiness to people, even if it’s just a simple Dole Whip – it’s amazing to see the smile it brings to people’s faces after the first spoonful, as it immediately transports them back to where they first experienced it and they share their story with you.”

Aloha Twist will be satisfying those with a sweet tooth at the Redcliffe Markets most Sundays, as well as selected events.

“I love that everyone comes and supports local small businesses, especially during these difficult times – without small business Australia would stop,” Chris said.

“Going to events and the markets, meeting and talking to all sorts of different people is something I really love. And of course providing quality control by sampling the product!”

For information visit Aloha Twist’s Facebook or Instagram pages.

Aloha Twist
Redcliffe Markets
Sundays, 8am-2pm
Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe

P 0422 048 844