Discovering a Citrus Sensation in Key West, Florida
Though small in stature (it’s only about the size of a ping-pong ball), the key lime is somewhat of a culinary quick-change artist, lending its unique flavor to everything from marinades and hot sauces to bath products, cookies and candy, and, of course, the legendary key lime pie. While this citrus-kissed list lures visitors into the Key West Key Lime Shoppe, a lavish finale ensures multiple returns. The star of the store is a luscious dessert with the consistency of a decadent cheesecake and just the right amount of “limey” tartness to mingle with its sweet chocolate coat. A frozen slice of key lime pie, with graham cracker crust, is placed on a stick and dipped in chocolate…so simple, yet so stellar. Leave it to the land of the Conch Republic to give this otherwise unpretentious pome such a unique twist.