Well I suppose the answer was simple. I had grown up in a muggle city and was used to the typical ‘Victoria Sponge’ or ‘Eccles cake’, so I promptly went in and bought myself some Cauldron Cakes. That wasn’t a task made easy from the many options there seemed to be.
Of course it was the famous Qizilbalsh Quality Confectionary brand that I went for, but the amount of flavors seemed to have expanded from what I’ve heard. Usually, I hear that there is either a golden or violet filling, but when I went in there seemed to be many more. Perhaps Qizilbalsh Quality Confectionary had taken a leaf out of Bertie Bott’s book. In any case, it makes sense for a company to reach out for different tastes, in fact a friend of mine once told me their mum had made some homemade cauldron cakes filled with chilies, coconut and mushed up pumpkin. Whether this is true or not, I don’t think I’ll be visiting their house any time soon.
Moving on – the flavor I went for was just a classic chocolate on the outside and golden filling within. Nothing too fancy, for fear that I’d violently vomit it back up, and if I wanted to do that I would’ve gotten a Skiving Snackbox or something.
The cakes come in a box, not the best way to package them since I pulled out a tray of them and some of the filling had managed to ooze out already. I’m not that picky though, and I just went ahead and took a bite.
And how did they taste? Amazing. Much better than I had anticipated. The chocolate wasn’t that weak, hidden taste that I’ve found in many a cake. It was an actual taste of chocolate too, not some rubbish that seemed to be ‘watered-down’, and although it tasted like it should be incredibly rich, the cake was surprisingly lighter than I’d expected. The texture of the cake itself was slightly dry, but at least not so moist that it seemed like it had been dipped in oil or soaked in sweat. Anyway the filling redeemed the slight dryness.
The filling was lovely too, although very sweet, but complimented the chocolate very well. There is very little complaint to be said about the Cauldron Cakes, except that if you eat them too fast then you risk making a complete mess of yourself. Also don’t eat too many as it can get a little sickly – but that goes with most sweet goods, right?
Overall the results are;
Packaging – 6/10 It’s not the most eye-catching design and the colours don’t work great, but because it’s such a classic wizarding cake the packaging has become recognizable. You see it in a glance and you know what it is.
Cake Design – 8/10 Adorable!
Texture – 7/10 I am happy for the quality in ‘Qizibalsh Quality Confectionary’ to remain.
Taste Test – 8/10 Delicious.
OVERALL - 8/10!
I might try baking my own Cauldron Cakes now, since usually things are better when they’re homemade (or terribly, terribly worse!)
Either way, my review could not tarnish the good reputation of the Qizibalsh company’s name.
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