Close your eyes and think back to your childhood. What was your favorite sweet treat? Do you remember the wonderful aroma? Can you recall the first time you tasted it? "The Swirl Guys" have been thinking about this a lot lately.
Recently, Swirl Founders Greg and Jason realized that they've both loved turtle candy since they were kids. "I remember the first time I discovered those yummy caramel and chocolate covered pecans," said Jason, "during a family vacation to Disneyland. The most wonderful scent drew me to the window of the Main Street Candy Palace. Through the glass, I saw the famous candy makers drizzling caramel and chocolate over pecan clusters. When Dad told us we could each pick out one candy from the shop, I went straight for those beautiful turtles! I remember thinking it was the most delicious thing I had ever tasted."
Nearly thirty-five years later, Greg and Jason decided to recreate that dreamy turtle flavor in a new cheesecake for Swirl. As a lover of salted caramel, Greg knew exactly how he wanted to take this flavor combination to the next level.
It starts with a rich and creamy caramel cheesecake baked on a pecan and graham cracker crust. Then it's drizzled with their salted caramel sauce and chocolate ganache, and topped off with more pecans and a sprinkle of Jacobson's Sea Salt.
Greg and Jason think their Salted Caramel Turtle Cheesecake is one of the best they've ever made. But you don't have to take their word for it. When "The Swirl Guys" asked their focus group to taste test their latest creation, the response was overwhelmingly positive!
"This cheesecake has the perfect balance of salty and sweet. It's so good!" -Mike Montgomery
"I thought it was going to be too rich for me, but it wasn't. It has the perfect amount of caramel!" -Holly Spearing
"Oh gosh, I just fell in love! This Turtle Cheesecake is amazing!" -Sandy Giuntini
"Creamy, smooth, and oh so divine... This is a caramel lover's dream!" -Irene Frilot
Whether you're a life long turtle fan, or are ready to discover your next sweet obsession, the Salted Caramel Turtle Cheesecake from Swirl Cheesecakes is a crowd pleasing classic that tastes even better than it looks!