Snack Review: Judy’s Bakery Shop Egg Yolk Pastry

Details: Bought it in a supermarket. Incorporated address is 1013 Napfle Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19111. Couldn’t find a website.

Score: 7/10

I saw this in an Asian supermarket and felt like giving it a try. It’s basically a coconut mash/crumble wrapped in extremely flaky puff pastry. I hesitate to call it puff pastry because I think puff pastry is 50% butter and 50% flour, but this probably had more butter than flour because it was extremely flaky. The outside layers easily just fall apart.

Inside the coconut mash is a salted egg yolk. That may sound unusual to people not used to eggs in their desserts, but keep in mind eggs are an integral part of baking. They are in almost all baked goods, including cakes and cookies. In this dessert, the saltiness of the egg yolk really helps contrast with the sweetness with the rest of this crumbly dessert. Kind of like how many bakers put salt on their chocolate chip cookies, the contrast helps enhance the flavor.

What was particularly impressive about this is how complex the flavor of the coconut mash was. I looked on the back of the packaging and some of the ingredients were mong bean, red bean, white lotus, rose, jasmine, coconut, osmanthus, taro, and purple sweet potato. There’s a lot going on here and all of it delicious.

The only thing discouraging is the price. It cost about six dollars for six small pieces. For that price, It may be better to go to an actual local bakery and by a freshly baked dessert rather than something that’s been packaged, shipped and sat on a shelf for at least a week or two.

Overall, this was pretty good. Price could be cheaper, but it’s still not terrible. I’d buy this again.

Snack Review: Entenmann’s Louisiana Crunch Cake

Details: More information can be found at https://www.entenmanns.com/en/products/louisiana-crunch-cake?category=80

Score: 7/10

Entenmann’s Louisiana Crunch Cake simply takes the standard Entenmann’s loaf or bundt cake and covers it in frosting, kind of like a glazed donut. This is a heavy, extremely sweet cake where you can feel the sugar and butter coursing through your veins after eating it. Because of how unhealthy this thing is, it is also very delicious and deeply satisfying in that blood sugar, blood pressure destroying way. There’s also some citrus flavor laced throughout the cake which tastes like it comes from either some lemon or from the coconut present in the frosting. Not sure which.

Overall, this is an extremely sweet, heavy cake that you should not eat if you have blood sugar problems, cholesterol problems, or if you don’t like extremely sweet/buttery things. Otherwise, feel free to enjoy.

Snack Review: Entenmann’s Minis Creme Filled Fudge Cakes

Details: More information can be found at https://www.entenmanns.com/en/products/minis-creme-filled-fudge-cakes?category=166

Score: 7/10

These things are basically chocolate Twinkies, with the addition of chocolate frosting on top. The chocolate frosting is mostly unnecessary, but it’s still a good sweet treat. The cake used is chocolate. The filling is regular cream filling like they use in actual Twinkies. This thing isn’t bad and makes me question why no one made chocolate Twinkies in the past. Or maybe they did and they just never got that popular.

Snack Review: October Fifth, ‘The Happiness’ Assorted Pastry Set

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Details: I couldn’t find an official site, but more information can be found at https://www.posharpstore.com/en/october-fifth-bakery-macau-the-happiness-assorted-pastry-set-15-lbs

Score: 7/10

Got this as a gift a while back and finally got around to eating it. It’s pretty good. Most importantly is the packaging. I’ve realized that any crappy thing can be an amazing gift if you put enough effort into the packaging and they’ve certainly done that here.

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