REVIEW: August’s ‘Veggies You Crave’ series includes spinach cake, charred corn curd, carrot cake and more flavors at Salt & Straw for August

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

This series includes corn cake batter with praline hazelnuts; Spinach cake with chocolate fondant and tahini; Green Fennel & Maple; charred corn curd, cotija and tajin; and Crispy Rice with Red Chilli Curry and Lime Markrut (vegan).

Spinach Cake with Chocolate Tahini Fudge

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

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It’s really good. Everything flows together. You get the slightest hint of spinach, but the tahini fudge is the real star of this spoon.

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The vanilla ice cream acts like a glass of milk to drizzle the cake. We were very nervous to try this flavor but ended up loving it.

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Praline Hazelnut Carrot Cake Dough

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

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It’s crispy thanks to the candied hazelnuts and has a swirl of cheese frosting. It tastes exactly like carrot cake.

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

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We recommend getting it if you like carrot cake or pumpkin spice lattes.

Green Fennel & Maple

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It is a green ice cream made from a whole fennel plant with roasted seeds and juice leaves, then dipped in fennel pollen and sweet maple syrup.

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It’s very interesting. On the first bite, you get a strong herbal taste, but the aftertaste is that of sweet maple syrup. The maple syrup masks some of the vegetarian taste, but not all of it.

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There is also a subtle peppery taste. If you like roasted vegetables, like fennel or artichoke, you might enjoy it, but it’s not our top pick.

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Charred corn curd, cotija and tajin

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It’s an ode to Mexican street corn, aka elotes. Burnt corn curd is wrapped in homemade mayonnaise ice cream, with a splash of lime, tagine and crumbled cotija cheese.

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This ball smells strongly of aged cheese. The mayonnaise ice cream is a bit tart and masks the lime taste.

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We only had a hint of tajin and corn flavoring. The cotija cheese hits a bit sour as an aftertaste. So it’s an already tart ball 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.

Red Chilli Curry with Markrut Lime Crispy Rice

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This vegan option takes on hints of Southeast Asian curries, with chillies, lemongrass, ginger and spices roasted with Markrut lime and tossed in coconut cream. It is topped with crispy Markrut Lime Florentine Rice.

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It smells purely of lime. It has a lot of flavors, which may be a lot for the palate, but it’s tasty.

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Right off the bat, we had lime and coconut as the main flavors. We then got some of the fluffy crispy rice crunch, which was like a crispy rice treat. The roasted spices hit the end.

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

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Globally

We would rank them from best to worst as Spinach Cake, Carrot Cake, Red Chili Curry, Fennel, and Corn. The spinach cake was the most surprising. Even though spinach is a bitter vegetable, the ice cream was soft and tasty.

Which scoop from the Salt & Straw “Veggies You Crave” series are you going to try this month? Let us know in the comments.

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