Zaarly is a company that has pivoted many times. Currently, they help connect handymen and housecleaners with customers. But before that, they provided a fairly generic online storefront for entrepreneurs, including artists, jewelers, and, my interests: gourmet food providers and bakeries.
Before the pivot away from offering food stuffs, I was able to try out several vendors, one of which was Leslie Kay Ho Bakery. You know me, I love all baked goods and desserts, but these sounded extra creative, and I was really excited to try them. Unfortunately, I didn't actually like any that I tried, and further unfortunately, I don't think this vendor is in business any longer, as I can't find any recent information on her storefront.
|Coconut Mochi Cake with Red Bean Filling. 2 for $7.|
And ... I really didn't like it. I didn't really get any mochi-like flavor, I didn't detect any rice-y taste. The cake layers didn't have a firm, glutinous texture that I associate with mochi either. What was the mochi aspect of this?
The red bean filling was fine.
But overall, it was just kinda soggy, and not quite as advertised. 2 for $7 also seemed a bit pricey. Would not get again.
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Sweet Potato Haupia Pie with Macadamia Crust.
"Our unique pie is made with Japanese purple sweet potatoes, which create a incredibly smooth and tasty filling. The crust is made with macadamia nuts, adding the perfect crumbly texture to balance the filling. The pie is topped with haupia, a traditional hawaiian dessert made with coconut milk. "
This sounded amazing! All components I really like (purple sweet potatoes, macadamias, crumble, haupia ...). But, it somehow didn't have much flavor. I really wanted to taste the purple potato, and didn't. I really wanted to taste the macadamia, and didn't. Disappointing.