In one word: Soggy
And so to my second vanilla slice of the day - a tip off from a follower on Twitter. This slice looked much more in keeping with the traditional appearance and for the size and weight of the product I thought $4 was a reasonable price. Then the cashier tried to charge me $4.50, even though the docket in the cabinet explicitly indicated $4. This was immediately followed by a massive wave of disappointment, when it became obvious that this product was made with inferior ingredients. The custard was very flavourless and 'set' in texture, the pastry soggy and breaking apart in sheets and the icing way too sweet and artificial flavoured. After taking a second and third bite trying desperately to see the positives, I gave up and threw the rest away. Having eaten so many slices, this one just wasn't worth the calories.