Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Dessert tasting with Johnny Iuzzini

It’s not every day you’re invited to a dessert tasting. Much less a gum tasting. So when the folks from Extra gum invited me to test-sample three new flavors—root beer float, lemon square and bananas foster—I opened wide.

For it wasn’t just chewing some gum that was on the menu. Johnny Iuzzini was too.

And before sticking a new flavor of gum in our mouths, we sampled the actual desserts that inspired them.

The idea is to pick a favorite of the three, and the winning flavor goes to market. You can weigh in by going to their Facebook page.

Their whole line of Dessert Delights launched last year. Already on the menu are strawberry shortcake, mint chocolate chip, apple pie, orange crème popand key lime pie. And, yes, we got to sample those inspiring desserts, too.

So. Eight desserts in one afternoon.

My personal favorites? Well, I wouldn’t want to sway the voting. But anything with bananas gets my vote.


Cupcake Crazy Gem said...

How amazing, root beer float flavour!!! Wish I lived in the States! My sisters just got back a few months ago and brought me the mint choc chip and key lime pie versions and they were amazing so I can only imagine how good the new ones are too!

Anonymous said...

What an incredible tasting to attend and especially desserts from the legend himself Johnny Iuzzini. The desserts look gorgeous of course. Looks like you had a great time, thanks for sharing =]

Tina said...

You are so lucky to have been a part of the wonderful tasting! The dessert flavors do sound like something I would have loved to try. Glad you had fun!

NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

I love that gum! Just bought the apple pie today....can't wait to try the new one as I watch the Top Chef desserts as well. You are one lucky girl, for sure!!! :)

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