Adam Gertler is checking out some of the weirdest, wackiest desserts in the country. Meet a New York City baker who serves her treats, including a sugary twist on nachos made with brownies, cookies and chocolate sauce, from a truck. At a taffy factory in Salt Lake City, Adam finds crazy taffy flavors based on classic cocktails, and a visit to a shop in New Orleans uncovers a place that churning ice cream with bizarre ingredients like beets and corn.
Adam Gertler is on the hunt for the coolest twists on cake. A trip to a cupcake shop in Somerville, Massachusetts, leads to a decadent deep fried cupcake sundae. Discover a German bakery in Chicago that makes three foot tall cakes - roasted on a spit! Check out a cargo trailer in Austin, Texas, serving the latest trend in cake - cake balls on a stick. And get a behind-the-scenes look into the Hostess® factory in Biddeford, Maine, to see how one of America's classic snack cakes- the Hostess® Sno Ball - is made.
Adam Gertler is tracking down the coolest frozen confections in the country. Find out how the people of New Orleans beat the heat with Snowballs - colorful shaved ice in wild flavors like Bananas Foster and strawberry cheesecake. Discover a gelato shop in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with a full bar that shakes and stirs gelato martinis. In Nashville, Tennessee, two sisters make Mexican ice pops in flavors you won't find in the frozen food aisle. And visit the Dippin' Dots factory in Paducah, Kentucky, where they make billions of their famous ice cream beads with the help of liquid nitrogen.
Adam Gertler is on the hunt for classic desserts that have gotten modern day makeovers. Discover a shop in Chicago that uses modern-science to create any flavor combination of ice cream or pudding you can imagine -- right before your eyes! Visit a retro candy store in Austin, Texas that is re-thinking the concept of the classic soda fountain. Check out an ice cream shop in Angiers, North Carolina, serving up a frozen concoction so spicy, you have to sign a waiver just to eat it. And tour the M&M's® factory in Cleveland, Tennessee, where they are creating their latest flavor: a mouthwatering combination of sweet and salty.
Adam Gertler is searching for artistically inspired desserts that are as visually stunning as they are delicious. Visit the Peeps & Company store in Oxon Hill, Maryland, where a local artist is creating tasty, candy art using the classic marshmallow confections. Go apple picking in La Verne, California, at a shop that specializes in hand-painting colorful caramel apples, transforming them into beautiful works of art. And discover a bakery in Chicago where the radically colorful cakes look like they were decorated in a tattoo parlor.
Adam Gertler tastes the most deliciously decadent desserts being made today. Discover a sweets bar in Houston that will dip just about anything in chocolate - including corn chips! Visit a restaurant in Washington D.C. serving a three-course gourmet dessert menu made with your favorite childhood candies. Take a ride on an eclectic dessert truck in Los Angeles that is serving up architecturally inspired ice cream sandwiches made with fresh baked cookies and exotic ice creams. And check out a bake stand in Philly's Reading Terminal Market that packs everything in their brownies except the kitchen sink.