Ah salt and caramel, the combination of dreams. That gooey, sticky and sweet caramel, contrasted with salt, it's hard to beat, right? Right. And when we combine salted caramel with our signature cheesecake? That's when the magic happens: Gü Salted Caramel Cheesecake. But did you know not all salted caramels are created equal? Find out why Gü salted caramel is a cut above the rest, with some insider secrets from our Gü kitchen.
But first, let's go back to basics with the history of salted caramel.
How Was Salted Caramel Invented?
Word is, salted caramel was first made by French chocolatier Henri Le Roux, with Gordon Ramsay later making it famous in the UK. And while we can't claim to have invented salted caramel, Gü’s first salted caramel recipe was launched way back in 2004. In 2015 our Head Chef Fred Ponnavoy's pioneered our Salted Caramel Cheesecake.
We think pairing salted caramel with our famous cheesecake was inspired. And judging by how many or our salted caramel cheesecakes fly off the shelf every day, we know Gü lovers agree.
What Makes Salted Caramel So Irresistible?
Did you know that salt and sweet tastes create something chefs call 'flavour layering'? Well, you do now.
It's all to do with the five tastes our taste buds love: sweet, salty, bitter, sour and umami. Combining sweet and salty tingles two of our taste bud zones, making it pretty much irresistible, or even a little bit addictive.
What is the Best Salted Caramel Cheesecake?
Gü Salted Caramel Cheesecake is the original (and we would say best) salted caramel cheesecake you can eat at home, because of its four irresistible layers. We're talking sticky, buttery sweet caramel crème. Cloud-like vanilla cheesecake. Sticky caramelised salted caramel. All layered over a biscuit base.
What Makes It A Bestseller?
We have a few secrets to making our Salted Caramel Cheesecake simply the best, and it's all thanks to the unique way our Gü chefs make it.
1. They bake the cheesecake, to make it stickier and even more moreish.
2. They make the salted caramel seep into the biscuit base, for extra ah-factor.
3. The salt in our salted caramel is Guerande salt, from Guerande in France.
4. Our caramel crème is made up of nearly 50% caramel. So generous.
Is your mouth watering yet?
Is Salted Caramel Vegan?
Regular salted caramel isn't vegan. But before you click away, plant-based friends, fear not: we have made our very own vegan version of salted caramel, and it's just as indulgent. You can choose from vegan Plant Salted Caramel Cheesecake and Plant Dark Chocolate & Salted Caramel Mousse. Or have both. We won't tell.
Where to Buy Gü Salted Caramel Cheesecake
Our bestselling Salted Caramel Cheesecake is available from all major supermarkets, and you can get it delivered instantly for the ultimate Gü hit. Head here to see how to order in an instant. You're welcome.
So now you know what makes Gü salted caramel so hard (if not impossible) to resist, the real test comes: can you resist your cravings? We suspect you can't.
What Other Salted Caramel Treats Do Gü Do?
Love our Cheesecakes and want to try more salted caramel desserts? You're in the right place.
How about Salted Caramel Cookies & Cream?
What about Salted Caramel Melting Middle?
Or there's Chocolate & Salted Caramel Mousse.
We make dreams come true, as this is available plant based too Plant Dark Chocolate & Salted Caramel Mousse.
You'll love Apple & Salted Caramel.