Apparently, toast has been riding a wave of popularity for the past few years. While Asian tea cafes have been serving brick toasts as a dessert, piled high with ice cream, fresh fruit and condensed milk, other restaurants offer gourmet versions of toast with DIY toppings and homemade spreads on organic artisanal bread. It’s so trendy that some New York and LA restaurants sell toast for as much as $7 a slice.
Foodies are so consumed with toast that now it’s gone meta and become its own flavor. Have you ever wanted your chocolate to taste more like toast? You’re in luck, buttered toast chocolate bars are a thing that exists. Meanwhile toast-flavored tea allows you to fill your morning mug up with the taste of warm carbs.
Still can’t get enough toast? How about freezing cold toast? In Los Angeles, Scoops Westside has you covered with their popular caramel-y brown bread ice cream (their own take on East Coast grape nuts ice cream) or you can make your own vegan cinnamon toast ice cream. If sweet isn’t your thing, go savory and make cheese toast ice cream — anything to fulfill all your toast-loving needs.
Don’t worry, toast fans: we know Cinnamon Toast Crunch has been around for years and you can’t improve upon that. Or can you? Looks like the Bring Back French Toast Crunch community has to find a new cause.
I’m calling it now, it’s time for Powdered Toast Man to make a big comeback.