Sin City Swiss Rolls (Online, Sandusky & Clyde Ohio)
I had the good fortune of an empty square on my calendar and the Gluten Free Allergy Food Fest was in Columbus on the same day. It was a no-brainer. I twisted my Mom’s arm, hopped in the car and took her to our neighboring city for expo filled with gluten-free goodies.
I saw and tasted many gluten-free foods that day – both good, and downright bad – but just a handful stood out as big winners. One of those winners, hands down, was Sin City Swiss Rolls. Do you miss Swiss rolls? I do. But, I miss the version I grew up with. That means a thick chocolate coating (not flakey, waxy stuff) with real chocolate flavor, cake that tastes like it was baked this century, and a filling that doesn’t leave a weird mouth-coating.
I saw a table lined with Swiss rolls and approached with apprehension. If the gluten-filled Swiss rolls of this generation failed me the last time I ate one (which was four+ years ago), then I doubted a gluten-free version was going to cut the cake. Chef Eric did a fine job of convincing me to try one – in other words, the only thing he had to say was “we have Nutella-filled Swiss rolls”. I bought a pack that minute. (He also said something about booze-filled Swiss rolls. How I didn’t buy some of those, I have no idea.)
Unfortunately I forgot about my purchase.
The rest of the day was such a blur of massive gluten-free tasting and major swag that I forgot all about that pack of Nutella-filled goodness that fell to the bottom of the complementary reusable grocery bag.
Days later I fished it out and couldn’t bring myself to throw away a $5 pack of chocolate wrapped around Nutella, so I decided to crack it open and see how well it held up. Boy am I glad I gave it a chance.
This chocolate coating was thick, chocolatey and decedent. The cake tasted like, well, real cake! No grit, no weird mouth-feel, no aftertaste. The Nutella? Well, we all know Nutella makes everything better. It’s in its own food group along with bacon.
This Swiss roll was indeed sinful. Chef Eric named his product with the most appropriate words.
Sin City Swiss Rolls are only available by mail order, at select retailers, or if you’re lucky enough to run into them at an expo.
Visit the online store at www.ecwid.com
Retail Locations for Sin City Swiss Rolls
The Gaucho & The Gringa, 2525 Columbus Ave, Sandusky, Ohio
>>Please note this location is a food truck so please check their facebook page for proper location<<