REVIEW: Desserts Delivered
By Adam Clery on October 8, 2012 in Food
It’s a hard job this journalism lark. One minute you’re brewing your 15th coffee at 3am desperately trying to make sense of something your local councillor has scrawled on a toilet wall, the next you’re begging people for pictures of their pets over Twitter. It’s varied, at least.
Occasionally though, something delightful drops in your lap. Like, oh… I don’t know, a business that brings desserts direct to your door just to see what you think of it all. Something like that.
This is the aptly named Desserts Delivered, an ingenius service that brings brownies, gateau cakes, cheesecakes, waffles, doughnuts, cupcakes and a wide variety of American candy & drinks to your own actual real-life front door, popped in to showcase their range to us. So, we allowed everyone here at KYEO Towers that afternoon to get stuck in and give us a quick opinion on what they sampled.
Claire Dupree: Cheesecake’s are very creamy – could be sickly if eaten too much, but the Ferrero Rocher one in particular has a nice savoury bite to it. The brownie’s have a very concentrated taste – the orange one is like being smacked in the gob by a chocolate orange, not entirely unpleasant. The portion sizes are good (share a cheesecake unless you’re very hungry), as a late night munchie emergency, they’d be on speed-dial.
Ross Holland: First up, Oreo Cheesecake. Yes, cheesecake made with Oreo’s, and it’s every bit as awesome as it sounds. I’m not normally one for cheesecake, or any cake really, but this is smooth, creamy and I could certainly be persuaded to swap my starter to a desert if this were in a restaurant. Next, the Rocky Road Blondie. Unlike a brownie, it’s not sickly and doesn’t overpower you with chocolate. That said, i would also highly recommend the ferrero rocher brownie, as again it doesn’t have the usual claggy texture i associate with brownies. Gregg Wallace eat your heart out. I feel like i’ve been bullied.
Mellanie Moore: First of all there was the Oreo Cheesecake – it sounds like a sugar overload and mostly it is, but in the very best way. The banoffee is a classic, but done well, and no fruit in sight, lest you come over all health conscious. Ferrero Rocher Brownie- nuff said. Giggity.
Adam Clery: I have done nothing, no acts of good nature, no gestures of human kindness, no courteous acts of normality, to ever deserve anything on this menu. That said though, the strawberry cheesecake made my toes curl in a way I’ve not experienced since Thailand. The variety of brownies was also out of this world as well, the orange a particular and unexpected highlight. The selection of those rare-as-owt American confectionaries was pretty cool as well.
Emma Howe: Creamy. Crunchy. Chocolaty. Chastisingly sickening. My batch of standout 3 C’s from Deserts Delivered were: the Rocky Road brownie worthy of being renamed the chewy divine (also a good name or a challenging burlesque dancer). The 4 layered chocolate cake did exactly what it said on the box, but the humble strawberry cheesecake stole the show with its subtle hints of fruit smothered in 12 gallons of reduced cream.
Luke Scott: Those that aren’t connoisseurs of chocolate are similarly catered for in the most indulgent ways known to Newcastle, the leader of the pack being the rocky road blondie, cousin of the brownie minus the chocolate. Similarly the utter creamathon that is the strawberry cheesecake, makes Peter Kay eat his own famous words (CHEESECAKE?!), as well as the cake.
Stephen Noble: Was away filming something. But we saved him the Mint M&Ms.