As summer draws to a close, our epic quest to find the Ultimate Summer Toastie continues. So, what else can we find in the freezers at the dairy?
Hokey pokey pieces.
AND a waffle cone.
This is going to be one mother of a toastie.
This is by far the pointiest thing I have ever had the desire to toast. I even briefly flirt with the idea of putting the ice cream end face down on the bread, and toasting it upright.
But I feel, scientifically, it’s important to preserve the original shape of the Cornetto, so I go with the classic horizontal toasting position instead.
Besides which, isn’t that sweet? It’s like it’s tucked up in its own little sleeping bag made of bread.
Yes. Good night Cornetto, and don’t forget to say your prayers.
*evil toasting laugh*
Toasting commences and, somewhat unsurprisingly, a leakage situation develops almost immediately.
Pro tip = at this point, it’s wise not to get distracted by shiny things and forget that you have a toastie bubbling away and slowly burning. Unless you enjoy hanging out in rooms that smell like burnt milk.
Whoops. Oh well.
So, this toastie really is a tale of two innards. The first half is full of crunchy wafer and melted chocolate. It’s tasty but looks almost puritan in comparison to the other half.
Squishy, chocolatey, creamy, and almost bacchanalian in its frothiness. It’s like the aftermath of an ice cream orgy where there were no survivors.
Somewhat disturbingly, this cross-section reminds me of Jabba the Hutt’s mouth.
While it didn’t exactly taste like Bantha fodder, it still wasn’t the greatest toastie I’ve ever tried. It was chocolatey, sure, however all that ice cream melting into the bread had made it just a bit too squishy for me to really enjoy eating it. And I know you’re probably thinking “WHATEVS TOASTIEMISTRESS, you’ve eaten a Mintie toastie before, how can a little bit of squishiness weird you out?!”. Well, what can I say, there’s no accounting for taste. (See also: THIS BLOG).
OFFICIAL TOASTIE PROJECT RATING:
Toastability – 2/5. Leakage leakage leakage. Ice cream is a tricky thing to toast, but I suspect that it might be a question of the ratio of bread to ice cream. Definitely an area for future research.
Taste – 2.5/5, it was warm, chocolatey, and kind of perversely tasty. Unfortunately however this was counteracted by an excess of squish, so ultimately this only gets a passing grade. Must try harder.