REVIEW: August’s “Veggies You Crave” series includes spinach pie, charred corn curd, carrot pie and other flavors at Salt & Straw for August

It’s a new month, which means new limited edition ice cream flavors from Salt & Straw, and the August series is called “Veggies You Crave”.

This series includes corn cake batter with praline hazelnuts; Spinach Cake With Dark Chocolate Tahini; Green Fennel & Maple; charred corn curd, cotija and tajin; and crispy curry rice with red chilli and Markrut lime (vegan).

Spinach Cake With Dark Chocolate Tahini

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We were pleasantly surprised by this one, which is inspired by a classic Turkish dessert. It has a golden green spinach pie with chocolate glaze, crumbled into a vanilla ice cream with a homemade tahini fudge.

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Is very good. Everything flows together. You get the slightest hint of spinach but the tahini fudge is the real star of this scoop.

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Vanilla ice cream acts like a glass of milk to water the cake. We were very nervous about trying this flavor, but we ended up loving it.

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Carrot Cake Batter With Praline Hazelnuts

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You can smell the carrot cake in this treat as soon as they hand it to you. It has meaty, sugar-coated, slow-roasted carrots mixed with spiced ice cream.

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It’s crunchy thanks to the candied hazelnuts and has a swirl of cheesecake glaze. It tastes exactly like a carrot cake.

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Hazelnuts are sweet and in abundance. Spiced ice cream is creamy, delicious and aromatic. It’s like eating carrot cake batter and it tastes like autumn.

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We recommend taking it if you love carrot cake or pumpkin spiced milk.

Green Fennel & Maple

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This is a green ice cream made from a whole fennel plant with toasted seeds and squeezed leaves, then dipped in fennel pollen and sweet maple syrup.

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This is very interesting. On the first bite, you get a strong vegetable flavor, but the aftertaste is sweet maple syrup. Maple syrup masks some of the vegetarian taste, but that’s not all.

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There is also a subtle peppery flavor. If you like roasted vegetables, like fennel or artichoke, you might like it, but it’s not our first choice.

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Charred corn curd, Cotija and Tajin

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This is an ode to Mexican street corn, also known as elotes. Burnt corn curd is rolled over homemade mayonnaise ice cream, with a touch of lime, tajin and cotija cheese crumble.

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This scoop smells strongly of aged cheese. Mayonnaise ice cream is a little tart and masks the flavor of lime.

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We have only a hint of tajin and corn flavor. Cotija cheese strikes a bit sour as an aftertaste. So it’s an already tart scoop with more acidity at the end, which isn’t great.

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Elote is delicious and we like the idea behind this flavor, but we wish it tasted more like burnt corn.

Crispy curry rice with red chilli and Markrut lime

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This vegan option takes notes from Southeast Asian curries, with chillies, lemongrass, ginger and spices roasted alongside lime markrut and mixed with coconut cream. It is topped with Florentine crunchy rice with lime markrut.

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It smells purely of lime. It has many flavors, which can be many for the palate, but it is tasty.

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From the start, we took lime and coconut as the main flavorings. We then got some chewy crunch from the crispy rice, which was similar to a crunchy rice treat. Roasted spices strike at the end.

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Each flavor complements the next. This wouldn’t be our first choice, but it’s still delicious.

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Overall

We would rank them best to worst as spinach pie, carrot pie, red pepper curry, fennel and corn. The spinach pie was the most surprising. Although spinach is a bitter vegetable, the ice cream was sweet and tasty.

Which Salt & Straw “Veggies You Crave” scoop will you try this month? Let us know in the comments.

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