My first taste of the dessert from Grin Affair was simply heavenly and it left me wanting to try more flavours. So ahead of the Intern’s farewell little-do, we decided to place an advance order for the desired flavours. I got the number off their website, sent a SMS to them to ask if I can place an advance order for 30 odd bottles.
One day passed, no reply. As you can tell, patience is not exactly my virtue. So I decided to give them a call to check, someone picked up the phone and just flatly told me that yes, they can take the advance order, all I needed to do was to send in the text. I found it rather strange to send my order thru a SMS. Afterall, the names of the desserts weren’t exactly short and to type everything in a text was kinda waste of my time. I’d say an email order would be alot better. But arh well, I complied anyone because I thought it would make a sweet treat for the colleagues plus a couple more orders thrown in for the home.
Colleagues loved the idea of the dessert in a jar. If you looked past the novelty, the desserts are really pretty good. Light and airy, you could easily finish one of these jars easily. For the little afternoon tea party, we ordered: Strawberry Custard, Hazelnut, Dark Chocolate, Lychee Passionfruit with Sea-Salt Pistachio, Cookies & Cream, Matcha & Azuki Bean and Banoffee.
I had the Matcha & Azuki Bean which I didn’t quite like. The Matcha sponge cake was soft but the azuki beans, I thought was a little too heavy for the overall dessert. Colleague who had this dessert loved it though, so I guess it’s an individual preference.
I brought home 6 bottles for the family to try. Perhaps the entire transportation of desserts from Point A to Point B and then eventually home didn’t help to retain the freshness of the dessert. They didn’t taste as good as I first remembered it to be. But the helper and the MIL loved the Double Chocolate one which I didn’t get to try but managed to snap a shot of the dessert. I thought the overall presentation for the Double Chocolate has gotta to be the most appetizing of the lot.
The Man and I shared the Lychee Passionfruit with Sea-Salt Pistachio since I couldn’t stop raving about it. Thankfully, he loved it too! We also shared the Banoffee which I thought was much better than the Matcha & Azuki Bean. The moist coffee sponge cake together with fresh banana slices and baked pecan nuts made for a very satisfying after-dinner dessert.
Not sure if I would make another trip down to Grin Affair to get the desserts the next time round. The entire experience of buying the desserts was less than satisfactory. I still think the desserts are best enjoyed on the spot straight after the purchase. Maybe the day which we purchased the dessert was simply was a bad day or maybe it’s just best to have the sweet memory and leave it as that.