"10 Assorted Timbiebs" the item read, yet my arrival would reveal a box containing only two of the three flavours. I pushed open the doors once more and, at confirming availability of the spread, requested a more balanced assortment. The asking didn't entail any fond gazes, nor any substitutions with the product in hand. The box was retrieved from my hands and promptly tossed into the trash without a millisecond's hesitation. My new box was then handed to me, handle slightly wet.
- Chocolate White Fudge was my least favourite of the trio, tasting intensely of Hershey's chocolate syrup and sugar.
- Sour Cream Chocolate Chip was quite balanced with mini chocolate chips adorning its surface.
- Birthday Cake Waffle was the unlikely but undeniable winner, with unexpected depth, great texture, and colourful visuals.
Branded merchandise was also available at my store of choice. The toque, waistbag, and tote were priced at $29.99 each, which is not bad at all in comparison to concert goods or tickets.
In fact, its profile was so memorable that it spurred further consideration for fluffy cakes - with an oil base (gasp!) instead of my preferred butter.
1) Houjicha Roll Cake w/ Coffee Italian Buttercream
Resulting from careful adherence was a silky filling that was by no means tacky nor sickeningly sweet. Although having reduced the quantity of butter by one half, there were no impacts to integrity. Also incorporated was a potent paste of Nescafe Gold and small amount of water, yielding a caramel-like touch of coffee flavour.
Most importantly, the final product boasted the exact consistencies I had yearned for. Same-day sampling of the buttercream would prove excessively rich, though second-day consumption would bestow a sense of firmness. Complexity had been attained as well, making for the best faux-Lucullus since roll cakes on this space.
Classic blue sky bran muffins and Pillsbury Gingerbread were also baked throughout this process.