Thursday, July 14, 2011
Two Spin-off Food Truck Debuts: Kasa Indian Truck and Pacific Puffs Truck
Earlier in the week I caught up with the Pacific Puffs truck in its debut. The Pacific Puffs truck is another spin-off venture, with a bricks-and-mortar parent in the Marina. It was originally to have debuted at Monday's Off the Grid:San Mateo soft launch, but hadn't cleared the approval process in time. Its coming out party, therefore, was the following day at a meetup event at The Lunch Box (246 Ritch St.) promoting the Foodspotting web app. Pacific Puff's offerings for the event were cream puffs with a choice of four different filling flavors: vanilla, chocolate, fruit whip and peanut butter at $3.25 each. They also offered a choice of powdered sugar or chocolate toppings for the puff. I don't have a sweet tooth, and seldom go for anything resembling a dessert, so I'll recuse myself from judging the product. I did try a peanut butter flavored puff, and found it a little too, well, sweet, and the peanut butter flavor too subtle. I would have been happier if it had been filled entirely with Maranatha Peanut Butter, but that is just me. Sweets lovers will finally have an alernative to cupcakes and creme brulee.