The latest, greatest find in Wichita: home-delivery ice cream.
Salted Creamery, from Newton, makes available a list of ice cream flavors every Monday. They post the flavors on their Facebook page; customers leave a note with their order. A few days later, the ice cream comes to your door, or a central pickup location in town.
The home delivery of food seems to be a thing here. The CSA we’re preparing to join delivers to its members, instead of a central drop-off point. I wonder what else we’ll find that uses this kind of a model?
But back to Salted: we tried the Dark Chocolate Truffle and the Gas Station Latte on our inaugural order.
The chocolate came out of the carton a deep, matte mahogany, with a taste to match. Rich and thick, it was the first to go over a couple evenings after supper. The aptly named coffee ice cream had a thick concentration of what I would call coffee grounds, giving it an incredibly strong flavor if not a bit of a gritty texture.
Both came from Salted’s standard menu. The rotating weekly flavor when we ordered was Peppermint Patty, and I hope they offer it again, because I’d love to try it.
Their Facebook page is currently their sole means of marketing, although they note that they’ll be in local stores soon. At $5 a pint, it’s not the cheapest option for an after-dinner treat. But between the novelty of using new social media, with old-school delivery options… I’d say it’s worth it.