With just slightly more than month more to go till the last holiday of the year, it isn’t too far fetch to say Christmas is just round the corner. And as with all festive seasons, it’s also a time where eateries of every sort would “fight it out” in an attempt to showcase their signature and unique creations to fellow foodies like you and me. Since Christmas has always been a time of giving and receiving, I’m pretty sure everyone and that includes me are racking our brains just for the perfect gifts for our friends and families right?
But ever consider Smoulder and their bite-size lava cakes?
I have always had good impressions about their mini chocolate treats ever since I knew about them. As I’m aware of, the softcore bakers are one of the only few that specialise in crafting lava cakes. I must really confess that Smoulder does their desserts rather well if not I wouldn’t have recommend them to some of my chocolate-craze friends every now and then. On a side note, out of nine flavours they have, my all-time favourite has got to be white chocolate pistachio. A must-try if you hadn’t already savour one.
And for X’mas this year, Smoulder has launch a Christmas edition rendition; Dark Chocolate Peppermint Lava Cakes. I knew they were going to taste pretty darn good given that I could take in deep whiff dark chocolate aroma when I pop them in the oven to reheat. Sure enough, the slightly warmed lava cakes didn’t disappoint. Especially the sight of molten chocolate flowed from its core.
Surely chocolate and peppermint goes well together but on the other hand, I felt that it was a pairing far too overused especially during this season. I’m not saying it’s not worth but rather I was expecting a new creation that Smoulder can’t be easily replicate by others.
The last month of the year is also a time to give thanks to family and friends be it whipping up a good meal or throwing a feast. And of course me being me, we can’t just end such joyful banquets without desserts yah?! Fancy a slice of log cake then. I was given two bite sized log cakes to try. I can’t really use the words petite and mini since each of them fitted the size of my palms. At $5.00 a log, they are the ideal sweet gifts for friends and colleagues without feeling too much of a pinch in your wallets.
Log cakes are available in two forms; Signature Dark Chocolate and Snow White Black Forest. Given a choice, I will always opt for the alcoholic desserts. It’s just a personal preference but in any case, if you’re keen to order the log cakes, do remember to place your orders via email (email@example.com) before 2nd December 2013 to enjoy the early bird discounts. Prices are stated in the photos above and below.
China Square Food Centre #01-04
51 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 048441
Tel: +65 6225 6422
Raffles City Shopping Centre #B1-68
252 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179103
Tel: +65 6338 0661
Note: This is an invited media tasting.