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Drips Bakery Cafe

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Drips Bakery Cafe

Drips Bakery Cafe

As the print on the window goes, Drips Bakery Cafe specializes in tarts – tarts which are freshly made every day!

Chocolate de Tart

Chocolate de Tart

The Chocolate de Tart was pretty decent. The inner chocolate filling was decadent, rich and very smooth. Taste wise, it maintained a mellow bitter-sweetness. This simple tart hit all the right notes but perhaps the fact that it was too predictable, this tart seemed a tad boring.

Macadamia Nuts

Macadamia Nuts

We just couldn’t resist the sight of these large macadamia nuts! The nuts were basically the limelight of this tart. They were extremely fresh, crunchy and fragrant – every nut lover’s Achilles’s heel! The macadamia nuts were held together by a sticky caramel glue, which wasn’t too sweet. The cake beneath was pretty bland as well. And in all, it seemed that every thing else was just a sidekick, while the star of the tart was solely the huge tantalizing macadamia nuts!

Drips Bakery Cafe
#01-05, 82 Tiong Poh Road

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November 2, 2013 at 9:53 pm

Jewels Artisan Chocolate

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Jewels Artisan Chocolate

Jewels Artisan Chocolate

Jewels Artisan Chocolates

Jewels Artisan Chocolates

Courtesy of a Groupon voucher, we were able to purchase 2 boxes of 12 Jewels Artisan Chocolates at $36! Delightful little jewels they were, our 12 choices included the following flavours:
Champagne
Black garlic
Manjari 64%
Pistachio ganache
French nougat
Macallan whisky
Jivara
Hazelnut gianduja
Macadamia
House truffles

Jewels Artisan Chocolates is one of our favourite chocolate brands. In general, the chocolates were smooth and velvety. The champagne and whisky ones were very rich in alcoholic taste. Most of the chocolates were slightly hard on the outside, but the inner fillings were soft and melted in our mouths. It was truly an absolute delight popping these jewels into our mouths. For the nutty ones, including french nougat, hazelnut gianduja, macademia and pistachio, the nuts were crunchy, fresh with the nutty fragrance. One thing to note was their latest introduction – Black garlic. The garlic flavour was rather overwhelming, which totally caught us off guard. It is definitely not for garlic haters and even for those who do not detest garlic, it surely would be an acquired taste.

Jewels Artisan Chocolate
#02-31/32, Orchard Central
181 Orchard Road

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May 18, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Pepperidge Farm Soft Baked Sausalito

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Soft Baked Sausalito Milk Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

Soft Baked Sausalito Milk Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

Soft Baked Sausalito Milk Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

Soft Baked Sausalito Milk Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

Pepperidge Farm’s Soft Baked Sausalito Milk Chocolate Macadamia Cookies were soft and bread-like, as suggested by its name. Typically, we prefer our cookies to be soft and chewy, and less of the crunchy versions. Pepperidge’s version was a far cry from Subway cookies. Perhaps because they aren’t baked fresh and sold immediately, the macadamia nuts were very soft and not crunchy. The milk chocolate bits were a tad too big; it would be better if they were smaller and uniformly dispersed in the cookie. The cookie was bland and not chewy enough. Somehow they could not quell our craving for cookies. At almost the same price, we would opt for the freshly baked subway cookies

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May 11, 2011 at 9:03 pm

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Mrs Fields

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Macademia Brownie

Macadamia Brownie

We have not tried Mrs Fields‘ brownies for a very long time. And since we happened to walk past 1 branch at Esplanade, we went in and got ourselves a Macadamia Brownie. The brownie was pretty expensive, $3.20 for 1 rather small piece. Taste wise, it was nowhere near that of Brownie Factory’s. The brownie was overly sweet with sugar crystals scattered inhomogeneously within it. The chocolate wasn’t dense as well. Overall, it was not worth the calories.

Mrs Fields
#02-04 The Esplanade
1 Esplanade Drive

Written by foodphd

March 26, 2011 at 12:07 pm