Pastry: Fresh, but underbaked and lacking flakiness 6/10
Presentation: Enticing, imposing and sticky, glossy icing 8/10
Value for money: $3.50, large sized portion, freshly baked 8/10
Overall score: 7/10
Whilst the positives are obvious; price, aesthetics and portion size, the overall verdict was that it lacked finesse in the pastry flakiness and overall custard flavour. A warm plate and a vanilla slice was an interesting combo and allowed for some sticky icing finger residue. A great, sweet icing it was too. I was slightly disappointed with the lack of cutting vanilla flavour to the filling. Whilst the quantity of custard came in abundance, the overall richness and flavour was lacking. Similarly, the pastry was fresh, but its overall texture and flakiness was lacking due to the fact that it was still quite pale in colour and would have benefited from longer in the oven.