Blonde Giraffe Key Lime Pie Factory
1209 Truman Ave
Key West, FL
We went down to Key West last week and decided to sample the local specialty : Key Lime Pie. The Blonde Giraffe is supposedly the best award winning key lime pie around. There’s like 3 or 4 locations on the small island of Key West .
Blonde Giraffe Key Lime Pie Factory sells pies by the whole or by the slice:
They also have a great new variety – Key Lime Pie on a stick dipped in chocolate:
The important “key” to Key lime pie or any other citrus type pie is really the filling. Since limes and lemons are naturally sour, you need to find the right balance of sugar. Finally a crust that gives a soft crunch is needed to balance out the creamy filling and provide flavors on the savory side. The Blonde Giraffe key lime pie, in my opinion is a little too much on the sweet side for my taste.
The pie on the stick however was just perfect.
It’s also on a thick graham cracker crust which the original normal key lime pie is not. It’s not too sweet or sour and the chocolate gives it more of a rounded dessert taste. Hmmm why don’t they do this for other types of cakes or pies? That’s a great idea that I’ll have to look into.