Pastry: Thin but dense sheets, no crispness and lacking overall 2/10
Presentation: Patterned icing, hidden jam layer, three layers of pastry 6/10
Value for money: £1.80 ($2.70) - Halved and shared and still too much sugar 2.5/10
Overall score: 3.6/10
It was clear the filing was whipped cream, but what I was not expecting was the heavy dose of additional sugar thrown into the mix. To make matters worse, the jam and fondant icing just made the whole thing a diabetic’s worst nightmare. The pastry was pretty lacklustre and because there were three layers of the stuff it made biting through quite a tricky and messy exploit. Similar other slices I’ve tasted recently, there is a severe lack of quality in some of these puffed or flaked efforts. The raspberry jam was OK but unnecessary with this much sugar. I’m pleased we shared this one as I’m afraid I would have had to pass.
Flaky J’s assessment - “A sugar delivery vehicle. In the same way a good vanilla slice is made with love and comes to life in your mouth this tasted lifeless, dead and bereft of any spark of joy or professional pride. Their pasties are great though.”