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Red Chili Chocolate Gelato

Scruncheons Oct 23, 2006 02:17 PM

At Ed's Real Scoop in the Beaches. Good stuff.

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    Scruncheons Nov 3, 2006 01:27 PM

    Not pretentious at all -- more accurate than my initial caveat: "the chili kick was a tad unrefined to begin with". You've nailed the shortcoming of an otherwise delicious gelato. Hoepfully Ed is a chowhound and will take it to heart!

    And if he is, maybe he could whip up a bunch of his marsala custard...

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      embee Nov 3, 2006 01:05 AM

      I liked it and will have it again, but Ed's chili chocolate could really use a bit more finesse. The chili kind of rides on top of the chocolate and makes it grainy rather than being seamlessly integrated.

      That sounds really pretentious. Sorry :-(

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        Scruncheons Nov 2, 2006 08:19 PM

        Oh dear, as happy as I am that others share the magic that is Ed's, I hope he doesn't go too big. I reallyt think Greg lost a bit of his gift when he went bigger production.

        1. Food Tourist Oct 31, 2006 04:06 AM

          Discovered Ed's Real Scoop at Candy Hut at Islington/Rathburn in Etobicoke, but they didn't have the chile chocolate flavour. However, I enjoyed chocolate-toffee and pumpkin varieties.

          1. Wiley Oct 24, 2006 10:12 AM

            I liked it..sometimes things you don't expect to go together actually do.Something like Mexican mole sauce. Which brings to mind something I wonder about-who were the very first people that said pork chops and applesauce, lamb and mint sauce, and turkey and cranberry go together??

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              ah123 Oct 24, 2006 03:54 AM

              Or try the amazing Mayan hot chocolate from Soma at the Distillery (arguably the best chocolatier in Toronto) made with ancho chiles, cinnamon, etc. The stuff is thick and decadent with a spicey undertone that gives a kick but does not overwhelm. Great for cold winter days.

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                Scruncheons Oct 23, 2006 08:46 PM

                How was the jalapeno chocolate fudge? I once picked up chili fudge (not chocolate) in the Okanagan and it was a bust.

                This gelato was very good, although the chili kick was a tad unrefined to begin with. Reminded me of Mexican chocolate icebox cookies a friend makes.

                1. Wiley Oct 23, 2006 04:07 PM

                  I'm gonna see if it tastes anything like the jalapeno chocolate fudge I got in Quebec City recently...

                  1. TorontoJo Oct 23, 2006 04:02 PM

                    Wow... thanks for the heads up! That sounds amazing.

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