Monday, November 24, 2008

Dulce de Letdown



Hopes and Dreams Spoiler Alert...

Nice photos notwithstanding, the President's Choice Dulce de Leche cheesecake sucks.

I'm sorry to disappoint you. I only hope that, if you have access to this piece of genius marketing, you read the reviews before you go out and spend your hard earned money. And/or try to fob it off on guests. Next time I might try that.

The fulsome story:
  • This thing is the size of a pancake. Not that this mattered to us, because we threw half of it away.
  • One piece is insanely small (presuming you actually opt to eat it). The photo below shows it on a freakin' salad plate!

  • The cheesecake has no bite (though it is on the dry side - rather than whip-y - the way I like it).
  • Cake surrounds the cheese, rendering it the majority of the dessert. And the cake bit is one part stale-seeming, one part unimaginative and one part cake around cheesecake?!?
  • As Steen said: It's a marketing vehicle for the Dulce de Leche sauce which, btw, you can buy in a jar. That's one fine product, for what it's worth.
  • We all decided that, next time, I'm going to artfully swirl a little ddl around my world-famous poundcake. (Now, that's got me excited.)

15 comments:

  1. Is Dessert Dessert still around in TO? Or Dr. Cheese and the Cake Lady (on Brunswick)? Because I can wholeheartedly recommend them for fab takeout cakes, etc . . .

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  2. I'm sorry this turned out to be a dud. My sister used to eat dulce de leche from the jar, with a spoon, not sharing.

    PC pumpkin cheesecake...very perfect. (I don't work for Loblaws, btw...)

    :)

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  3. I hate a disappointing dessert!
    Thanks for the warning.

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  4. This post title may have made the bad dessert worth it!LOL!!! But, no, sorry it was a disappointment. Bad food can be tolerated but bad desserts are heartbreaking!

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  5. Miss C: Dessert Dessert is not. Just Desserts is. And that cheesecake place, i keep looking for it. According to the phone book it's still around...

    Tanya: Sisters are so selfish :-)

    Janet: You can't imagine how wretched it was, just as our tastebuds were primed!

    Sal: I like to dwell on the calorie savings :-)

    Bel: I'll tell my husband, who came up with the title. I thought it was genius!

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  6. That is appalling! I'd have had to eaten all of it to completely verify how bad it was!

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  7. Oh, my dear I'm so sorry that the desert ended not to be the best.
    But fortunatly the rest of your so elegante and chic dinner was a sucess.

    xoxo

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  8. Thats were a (camp) after dinner mint comes in handy. BTW - you're a big WINNER!!!!!

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  9. Too bad the cheesecake wasn't what you dreamed of. I guess the positive thing is, now you know what to do with the sauce!

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  10. If I remember correctly, the PC PLAIN cheesecake is quite nice, and would probably be a good vehicle for the sauce. Not haute cuisine, but good in a pinch and super-fast...

    Cake around cheesecake sounds icky. Poor you.

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  11. gosh. i just love cakes!thanks forposting!

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  12. tragic. now I'm looking forward to your cake. I bet you're a fab cook.

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  13. Kate: LOL! Trust me, you would have taken a spoon to the dulce and thrown the rest out!

    Seeker: I wasn't traumatized. I knew it was a grand experiment...

    Wendy: Why I didn't just break out the Cadbury candies from the Halloween bag is beyond me.

    Matt: Hilarious. And thank you. I LOVE winning!!

    E: You live, you learn...

    Anon: Is that you Sandra? The plain is really good. I should have done plain with sauce on the side.

    Thanks to you Jules, for commenting!

    Songy: I do a nice dessert, I will admit :-)

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