Sunday, July 20, 2014

2014 Food Cart Fest

July 20, 2014


Brown Paper Packages Artisanal ice cream sandwiches

www.brownpaperpackages.ca

Cardamalmond: Cardamom, honey & almond ice cream w a lemon almond cookie - 2

J's comment > not bad; very flavorful ice cream, strong cardamom and honey notes, almond not so much; despite being a hard ice cream (I prefer soft serve ice creams), I liked it so that's saying something; cookie soft but lemon flavor present as promised


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Urban Kernel Poppery

www.facebook.com/theurbankernel

Samples
(clockwise from top)

Irish Cream
Black Liquorice
Butter Crunch
Ice Wine
Chocolate Peanut Crunch
Salty Sweet Bacon

J's comment > all were not bad, very sugary for sure, but the advertised flavor of each kernel indeed tasted different from each other which I suppose is kind of a feat in itself since they were all equally sweet. Personal favorite was the Irish Cream, and even the Liquorice (I really dislike the inherent flavor) was passable

Samples (2nd batch)
(clockwise from top)

Chocolate Orange
Canadian Maple
Blazing Chocolate
Old Fashion Caramel Corn
Lemon Lavender

J's comment > another sugary batch of popcorn but definitely got some new flavors I've never tried before that worked really well, in particular the lemon lavender (more lemon than lavender) but the sourness of the lemon helped to cut through the sweetness a bit that gave this particular kernel an extra 'oomph'. The Blazing Chocolate definitely left a slightly spicy aftertaste

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Slavic Rolls

www.facebook.com/pages/Slavic-Rolls/440406205998233

Slavic Roll: Traditional Eastern European dessert made from sweet yeast dough, rolled in cinnamon & sugar and baked in a rotisserie oven (w Nutella & Bavarian cream) - 2

J's comment > dough OK, on the dense side (perhaps the yeast was on vacation?); not bad by any means, but this was definitely a novelty dessert; Nutella pairing was OK, not as fab as Nutella on crepe; Bavarian cream (below) was a tad thick, more like a custard really; FYI, each order of the Slavic Roll gets you two types of filling, one on each end


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Jamaica Blue Coffee

www.jamaicablue.ca

Cold brewed iced coffee - 2

J's comment > not bad; see the creamy foam in the pic? no cream was added, this was all due to the cold press process of the coffee; as explained by the staff member, this process reduces approx 70% of the acidity in the coffee which I wholeheartedly appreciate - I don't like anything too bitter; no sugar nor cream was needed for me although both were available; had a slightly different aftertaste though that I can't quite put my finger on

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