Word I Realized: Glunt

glunt [gluhnt], n – the syrupy, somewhat flaky layer at the bottom of a container of Italian ices

I can’t figure out if I love this stuff or hate it.  It’s an unusual combination of crunchy and gooey.  But reaching it is always a rewarding challenge.  I think the best way to do it is by carving around the rim of the cup to loosen the mound, and then flipping the mound to hopefully expose a plentiful bounty.  And I say hopefully because some containers have an abundance of glunt, while others are like a barren wasteland.  And nothing’s worse than that, especially when all you want to do is hack through layers of syrupy armor at the bottom with one of those little wooden spoons, which, I might add, happens to be a superior tool for this particular style of ices consumption.

Looking to be innovative on his new dessert menu, Luigi offered a freshly sliced glunt patty with house-made vanilla bean gelato.

Wait, glunt?? I don’t get it… Can you explain?

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