I apologize for torturing you with this earlier without providing you with a picture of the luscious interior. It’s easily the best apple pie I’ve had. The filling is buttery, smooth and packed with unbelievably fresh apples. The crust is flaky and delicious. A subtle hint of caramel and sprinkling of nuts take it over the top.
In case you missed it, learn all about this perfect apple pie here!
The thing about apple pie is that it has been done before (a million different times and a million different ways). Such apple exploitation leads to a general lack of enthusiasm about this dessert, which is rather sad considering it’s an American classic. I’ll be the first to admit that fruit pies in general aren’t my favorite dessert. Don’t get me wrong; I can get down with a slice of pie. It’s just not top on my coveted desserts list.
However, I’m not going to say that all apple pies are boring, because that just wouldn’t be true. When you have a good apple pie, it reminds you why it became a classic American dessert in the first place. You understand why it appears at the end of every holiday meal and why every baker embarks on the noble quest to acquire the ultimate apple pie recipe. When apple pie is good, it’s really good. It just has to be done right.
What is the pinnacle of apple pie in my humble (pie) opinion?
Extra Gum has rolled out a new line of chewing gum designed to taste like a variety of popular desserts. Their latest flavor, Apple Pie, struck me as the most interesting. Anyone can make a stick of gum taste like apples. But could they make it taste like pie?
Remember that scene in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory where Willy has created a gum that consists of a full three-course meal? That’s kind of what this gum reminded me of. I had expected it to merely taste like apples, but this gum really tasted like apple pie.
It was wild. I could taste the warm spices that are typically used in an apple pie: cinnamon and maybe even nutmeg. I could pick out the flavor of a crust. A crust in gum, how is that possible? And, correct me if I’m wrong, but I might’ve even tasted the slightest hint of vanilla ice cream.
It’s times like these when I remember that I’m living in 2011. We’re in a futuristic day and age where all the functions of a computer can be held in the palm of your hand and gum tastes like real food. This dessert gum really is one step away from Wonka’s three-course meal. And, as an added bonus, the flavor stuck around pretty long. Not bad, Extra. Not bad.
In conclusion, I’d recommend this gum to anyone with a sweet tooth, especially people who are dieting and need to satisfy their cravings for dessert.
So, how did Extra score?
5 stars out of 5
Feel free to check out the gum and let me know how Extra scores in your book!