Sunday, January 23, 2011

Chill Baby Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwiches

I've been tweeting with Glow Gluten Free for a long time, ever since I first reviewed the company's delicious gluten free cookies back in November 2009.  Wow -- I can't believe it has been that long!  Time flies when you're having gluten free fun, I guess.

Anyway, she recently clued me in to a new product that would soon debut using Glow Gluten Free's amazing cookies.  I recently had the chance to try out the new product, as it is now being stocked at Locali, a sustainable grocer in Hollywood.  Since I last visited Locali their gluten free selection has definitely increased; they serve fresh Sensitive Baker cupcakes right across from an entire gluten free section.

  The new product, called Chill Baby, is a delicious confection made up of two Glow Gluten Free cookies with gourmet ice cream sandwiched in between.

There were four flavors in stock at Locali: Gingersnap Pumpkin Cheesecake, Chocolate Chip Brown Butter, Double Chocolate Salted Caramel, and Coconut Chai with Snickerdoodle cookies.  Luckily I had my friend Hilary along with me and we were starved, so we sampled every flavor.

I am so glad that Locali is not closer -- these things are seriously addictive!  Our favorite was the Double Chocolate Salted Caramel, which was absolute heaven.  We did not like the Gingersnap Pumpkin Cheesecake; the flavoring didn't really work for us.  Hilary enjoyed the Coconut Chai flavor and found it "refreshing," particularly when compared to the sweet flavor of the Double Chocolate Salted Caramel.  The Chocolate Chip Brown Butter was also good, but again, our hands down favorite was the Double Chocolate Salted Caramel.  Heaven.

My only complaint about Chill Baby is the price.  These sandwiches rang up to about $5.65 for each one.  I know, I know -- this is a complaint that I could levy against many of my favorite gluten free shops.  A cookiewich at Babycakes costs $5!  Perhaps it is because I remember gluten filled cookie sandwiches costing only $1.25 as a child that I had difficulty handing over the cash for these.  Of course, once I bit into one, I knew that it was worth it.

 I'd really like to see the company created a double chocolate flavor with some mint in there -- I'm a sucker for the combination of chocolate and mint.  Until then, I'll definitely visit Locali and pick up a Double Chocolate Salted Caramel when I'm craving a treat.

Do you love it or do you love it?
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Chill Baby
Currently Available at Locali
5825 Franklin Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028 (Map)
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