In one word: Stale
I bought this thinking how good it looked with its dark and distinguished pastry layers sandwiching a healthy looking portion of eggy custard... How appearances can be deceptive. It became evident to me that this was not fresh with my first cut, the pastry had a texture of cardboard and the custard hardened with how long it had clearly been out. Even the icing sugar had clumped together and was falling off in large blocks, visible in photo 2. Freshness and texture aside the flavours were still severely lacking with the pastry offering nothing but structure to the slice. and the cream/custard muted in its vanilla content. Very sad to say that picture 3 shows what I had to throw away in disappointment.