Today I dropped into Champagne Bakery, a chain french bakery and cafe. I wasn’t that hungry, so it delighted me to see that they offered mini portions, like the Blueberry and Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle.
I opted for the mini Blueberry Trifle, which tasted like it had been sitting on the shelf for a while as the whipped cream on top had solidified into a glue-like substance. Furthermore, a strong lemon flavor alarmed my taste buds. Say what? I didn’t want a zingy lemon dessert! I wanted a cool and creamy trifle, accented by fresh blueberries. When I asked the lady behind the counter if she knew that the trifle was indeed, lemon curd, she gladly gave me the Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle for free. Wooo! That was a really nice gesture that nearly upped their cherry points (nearly, not quite).
The Strawberry Cheesecake option definitely tasted more fresh and had a playful mix of consistencies with the fluffy whipped cream, chunky crust moments, smooth cream cheese center, and soft fresh strawberries. That said, the cream cheese was a bit sour (could have used more sugar) and overall, well.. I threw it away less than half way through. (Sigh).. Perhaps I didn’t choose the right desserts here, but I say pass on the Trifles when you drop in the Champagne Bakery and make sure that what you order looks fresh!