The resulting concentrate was obnoxiously sweet - likely intended for sipping as a post-supper dessert, but surely not for the average weekend afternoon. Not even a copious amount of ice, a greater proportion of cold brew (my own, of course), nor water could salvage the formula. A fellow coffee fiend recommended a shot of espresso, which I mentally slotted away for testing on the next opportunity.
Broken storage bins had led me to the department store's outpost in Oakville, the nicer area of Uptown Core. Customer service had been friendly and reasonable, albeit not particularly efficient. Upon concluding my mission, I retreated back to the parking lot, where an altercation over a stolen bicycle was witnessed. A middle-aged man and sweats-donning teenager tugged away at the red frame, eventually taking the brawl beyond the store entrance and onto the asphalt access path. Walmart security followed closely behind the duo. One of the teenager's two backpacks hit the ground with an audible clang, yet he batted not an eyelash and sped off with the bike.
The early hour ensured a wide assortment of buns for my plucking, in addition to fresh trays of egg tarts emerging during my brief stay. I emerged with a decent-sized haul, all for just $11.30.
Take note: Any paper boxes now incur additional charges. For commuters or careless consumers, one may wish to bring along a reusable container to ensure structural integrity, or risk dented buns and smashed egg tarts.
- Pineapple Bun
- Hot Dog Bun
- Butter Egg Tart
- Flaky Egg Tart
- Pineapple BBQ Pork Bun
- BBQ Pork Bun
- Pineapple Pastry (Fenglisu)