Filling: Ordinary, slightly 'set' custard 5/10
Pastry: Golden baked but slightly soggy 6/10
Presentation: Pink icing chipping off, square and flatter than his French mate 5/10
Value for money: $3.50 (estimated), not fresh in comparison to the others 4/10
Overall score: 5/10
Filling: Creamy, sweet vanilla custard 8/10
Pastry: Golden baked and still crisp 7.5/10
Presentation: Proportionally better, nice custard height, well dusted 8/10
Value for money: $3.50 (estimated), satisfying and still fresh the next day 8/10
Overall score: 7.8/10
Exact costings were uncertain, but they estimated that they were around $3-4 each, but cost aside the two slices were completely different. Having been purchased on Saturday and dropped off on Sunday night, the two slices weren't 'fresh', though the French vanilla certainly held up well. The traditional slice's pastry was soggy by this point and the custard just didn't have the same flavour and vanilla content. The pink icing was not a turn on and served no real purpose aside from adding some sweetness. The French vanilla's creamy, fluffy, sweet custard was very good and was sandwiched between two sheets of crumbly, thin pastry that still cut well with a knife.
Thanks for the home delivery service guys! Thanks for the recommendation Andrew; not a bad shout!