UBC Food Soc Event – Dessert Tasting

Date Visited: January 19 2015
Terra Breads – 4 locations Kitsilano – 2380 W 4th Ave
Website: http://www.terrabreads.com/
Type of Restaurant: Bakery, Soup, Sandwiches/Subs, Coffee, Tea
Price Range: $
(1-4: will never come back, 5: pass (I’m okay with a tinier morsel), 6: acceptable, 7: okay, 8: good, 9: Wow! Please enlarge my morsel. 10: Perfection. I could eat a morsel of this every day!) What I ate: (yes i admit it doesn’t look very appealing) 10935581_759737200747551_593435403_o Salted Caramel Apple Focaccia – sweetened apples, covered with salted caramel glaze, sesame seeds and fresh thyme
  • 6/10
  • The focaccia bread itself was disappointing, it was like chewing on cardboard with no flavour
  • The apple part was too tarte and did not balance the entire dessert/bread well
  • I think the balance might have been better if I could actually taste the salted caramel glaze
Terra Breads Bakery & Cafe on Urbanspoon
Chewy Juniors
508 W Cordova St Vancouver, BC
Website: http://chewyjunior.ca/
Type of Restaurant – Bakery, dessert
Price Range – $
What I ate: 10936655_759738230747448_1659854441_o Almond Sweetheart Mini Cream Puffs
  • 5.5/10
  • I personally don’t enjoy chewy cream puffs
  • Couldn’t really taste the almond flavour
  • I wish the almonds could have added more crunch to the entire puff
  • The cream inside was luckily not too sweet and also it wasn’t very memorable
Chewy Junior's on Urbanspoon
Daniel le chocolat Belge
4511 W 10th Ave Vancouver, BC
Website: http://www.danielchocolates.com/index.php
Type of Restaurant – Dessert, Chocolate, bakery, coffee
What I ate: 10936633_759737574080847_2046381622_o Mille Feuille
  • 6/10
  • The pastry cream tasted as if it came from the can even though you could see the vanilla specs in it
  • The puff pastry itself was very flaky and contained a lot of layers but it just didn’t taste right, it’s odd that I’m saying this but it could have been a little heavier, could have been more buttery
  • But overall the dessert was nothing special, it wasn’t sweet enough
Daniel Le Chocolat Belge on Urbanspoon
Faubourg
2156 W 41st Ave Vancouver, BC
Website: http://www.faubourg.com/
Type of Restaurant: bakery, coffee, French, desserts, tea
What I ate: 10936544_759736937414244_212097103_o Coffee Opera Cake – layers of almond sponge cake soaked in coffee syrup, layered with rich dark chocolate ganache and coffee butter cream and finished with a chocolate glaze
  • 6.5/10
  • This was too sweet for me
  • But the sponge cake did have a strong coffee syrup flavour which I enjoyed
  • The coffee butter cream was also a nice element to really lighten this dessert
  • But the chocolate glaze on top was just too sweet
Faubourg on Urbanspoon  
Mancakes
288 Robson Street Vancouver, BC
Website: http://mancakesbakery.com/
Type of Restaurant Bakery, dessert, cupcakes, coffee, tea
What I ate: 10936618_759737110747560_48147194_o Chicago cupcakes – vanilla base filled with caramel topped with cheddar cheese infused buttercream and caramel popcorn
  • 5/10
  • This cupcake tasted stale, like it had been placed outside for too long or baked a few days ago
  • The vanilla base was dense and unappealing
  • The caramel popcorn was definitely not fresh and was chewy and soggy
  • The cheddar cheese infused buttercream was too sweet and overly rich also I couldn’t taste the cheddar cheese flavour
ManCakes Bakery on Urbanspoon
Thierry
1059 Alberni St Vancouver, BC
Website http://www.thierrychocolates.com/
Type of Restaurant – dessert, bakery, coffee, tea, cake, sandwiches
What I ate: (I apologize for it already being cut up in the picture…) 10936652_759737377414200_1463738615_o Mousse au Fromage Blanc – fromage blanc mousse + lemon curd + cassis linzer
  • 8.5/10
  • The mousse au Fromage blanc was the best part of the night
  • It was light and flavourful
  • The lemon curd was tangy but not too tangy
  • The fromage blanc mousse was really good
Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Cafe on Urbanspoon
Thomas Haas
2539 W Broadway Vancouver, BC
Website: https://www.thomashaas.com/
Type of Restaurant – Bakery, dessert, coffee, chocolate, sandwiches
What I ate: 10938830_759738154080789_55541512_o Pistachio mini macarons
  • 5.5/10
  • The macaron shell was too crispy that it literally feel apart once I bit into it
  • Also the shell did not have the chew that it is supposed to have on the inside of the shell
  • The inside was filled with buttercream which was interesting but definitely not my cup of tea
  • The pistachio flavour was non-existent
  • The flavouring also tasted very fake and the colouring looked artificial
Thomas Haas Fine Chocolates & Patisserie on Urbanspoon
True Confections
3701 W Broadway Vancouver, BC
Website: http://www.trueconfections.ca/
Type of Restaurant: Dessert, bakery, coffee, tea, cake
What I ate: (sorry it looks all mushed up) 10939096_759738324080772_841550740_o Milk Chocolate Hazelnut cake – chocolate cake, chocolate hazelnut filling and Frangelico
  • 5/10
  • One of the worst dessert of the night
  • Tasted like it came out of a box (cake mix)
  • The chocolate hazelnut filling was overly sweet and also tasted like it was from the can
  • Overall a really sweet dessert that tasted as if it wasn’t homemade
True Confections on Urbanspoon
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