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.