WHAT Cheeky Monkey (Hazelnut spread a.k.a. Nutella, peanut butter and bananas between raisin bread)
WHERE Gorilla Cheese, gorillacheese.com
WHY Gooey goodness
My brother and I first tasted Gorilla Cheese’s dessert sandwich last summer when the food truck made a stop at a festival in Yonge-Dundas Square. Our first bites of the Cheeky Monkey sent fireworks to our brains. This. Sandwich. Rocks. It’s what we thought then, and it’s what we thought when we got to eat it again at the Toronto Underground Market‘s Street Food Block Party a few weeks back.
I’d been thinking about the sandwich for almost a year, and considered on more than one occasion getting in a car and driving to Hamilton, Gorilla Cheese’s hometown. Patience pays off!
Not only do all the ingredients taste wonderful on their own, but the combination — plus having the sandwich warm from the grill, which gets everything just perfectly gooey — is heavenly, though not for the faint of heart. Sweet tooths, you will love this monkey.
Gorilla Cheese regularly makes the rounds at festivals in the Greater Toronto Area and southwest Ontario, so keep an eye out and keep napkins handy. Follow them on Twitter: @gorilla_cheese.