Pastry: Wafer-like, golden and buttery 9.5/10
Presentation: Nicely proportioned, unassumingly simple 8.5/10
Value for money: $7.50 - Medium portion size, indulgent 8/10
Overall score: 8.9/10
It wasn’t until I looked at the receipt in the car that I saw the vanilla slice was priced at $7.50 which is a sizeable price, though it proved somewhat worthy of its price tag in the end. When peeling away the acetate sheet it became evident that I would need a utensil to aid my devouring of this beast, with he custard being looser than expected. Thankfully Mrs B located a spoon and I began to sample the custard. Wow, an actual custard for once; creamy, eggy, vanilla flavoured and extremely rich. When the excess was consumed I managed to pick up the slice to eat freestyle. The pastry was performing magnificently in keeping the custard in, whilst easily flaking apart with each bite. The dark golden, buttery layers were surprisingly airy, similar in consistency to a wafer. The pastry chef working in this place clearly knows his stuff.
I’m a firm believer in quality and have never minded paying top dollar for vanilla slices that are built with quality ingredients. I’ve spent big on lesser products as regular readers know, but I feel that $7.50 might just be a dollar too much here. Undoubtedly an excellently constructed product that comes recommended.