There’s a tasty food cart by Test Track during Food and Wine this year called Taste Track that will satisfy even the most demanding sweet tooth. I wandered by with my kids last week and took advantage of having them with me to sample some of the goods.
As you can see, they’re serving up 4 different croissant doughnuts (each $6 or $6.50) and a “pancake milkshake” ($5). You can also get gelato for $5 – or top your “cronut” with it for an additional $3.
As we all know, I normally take down an entire menu at once. But I don’t want diabeetus, so I opted for 2 of the “cronut” options to share with the kids, along with the pancake milkshake.
My research team was ready.
- Croissant Doughnut tossed in cinnamon sugar ($6)
I’m not a huge sweets person so this was the one for me. It’s light and airy and served warm – and it tastes like a good croissant doughnut should. My kids agreed wholeheartedly. I’m all about this one.
- Croissant Doughnut with Chocolate and Marshmallows ($6.50)
Holy cow this is sweet. Like a s’more on steroids. I tasted it for the sake of research and then passed it on. If you like very, very rich chocolate desserts, you’ll like this. I could have lived without it.
To be fair, the chocolate hazelnut one with raspberries theoretically appealed to me more, but I knew the kids wouldn’t go for it and I didn’t want more than a bite, so I let them choose and ended up with this chocolate marshmallow one.
- Pancake Milkshake (non-alcoholic) ($5)
I have no idea why this is called a pancake milkshake. A pancake milkshake should taste like maple. And maybe butter. This is a vanilla milkshake with some strawberry stuff around the top. I guess it tastes fine? But it’s not a pancake milkshake.
Stick a fork in me. I’m going to call this one done.