Welcome to our latest blog series featuring our review of the top desserts of summer 2016 in Toronto. You’ve seen countless photos of these desserts on Instagram, but do they live up to the hype? Follow our blog series to find out!
Eva’s Original Chimneys is a food truck serving soft serve ice cream in a Hungarian pastry, aka “chimney cone”. The chimney is made with a dough wrapped in a spiral, cooked in what looks like a rotisserie grill. These cones were definitely the most Instagram’d desserts this summer. We caught them when they first launched these cones at the Evergreen Brickworks on their truck, as well as at the Union Summer Market in their corner booth.
Pictured above is Eva’s Apple Pie, featuring homemade apple preserves and salted caramel drizzle. The vanilla soft serve is creamy and thick, just what soft serve should taste like but nothing more to highlight than that. What stood out was the salted caramel drizzle and the crunchy caramel sprinkles. The salty flavour complemented so well with the sweet soft serve, I wish they drizzled it all throughout the cone! The chimney cone itself was dense but soft, it tasted fairly bland which was acceptable since the rest of the cone was quite sweet. The chunks of apple in the middle were a little soggy, definitely some room for improvement there. Impressively, the soft serve filled up the entire cone all the way to the bottom! At the bottom of the cone was a full sized Lindt truffle which prevented the soft serve from leaking. To be honest, by that point I was more than stuffed and couldn’t even enjoy the chocolate. Rating: 4/5
Eva’s Chimney Cones are definitely good value for the money, but next time I’ll definitely find a friend to share it with!