Sunday, December 26, 2010

Coolhaus: a satisfyingly sticky treat to share

It's practically impossible to resist the Coolhaus truck during a night congregating at Santa Monica's Main Street food truck lot.

  The architechturally-themed ice cream sandwich truck empowers eaters to choose their own cookie flavor, then sandwich in flavors such as brown butter with candied bacon or balsamic fig with mascarpone.  I selected the oatmeal cookie to devour, but not before breaking off a few messy dripping pieces for my friends to taste.  From structurally sound to destroyed for consumption in less than 30 seconds, our hands ended up chilled and sticky but it was well worth it.  It's not exactly a food you can share gracefully, but it's too good to finish alone.

The Santa Monica food truck lot happens here on Tuesdays:

Delicious cause marketing from Yummy Cupcakes

The Great American Bakery Hunt would like to give a shout out to Santa Monica's Yummy Cupcakes for participating in the "Season of Wishes" campaign to benefit the Make a Wish Foundation.  From November 23 to December 23, Yummy donated 50% of their proceeds to the organization from every Make a Wish cupcake purchased.  Make a Wish does great work granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.  Ever the fan of bakeries who combine supporting worthwhile causes with delicious treats, I enjoyed a Make a Wish cupcake to join in the effort.  This definitely falls under the category of delicious cause marketing.