The Search for Best Pineapple Tart by Pickat SG
CNY is always the time of the year where we indulge. It is only during this time of the year when we start eating bak kwa lah, pineapple tart lah, egg rolls lah, yu sheng lah and many more. As much as I am very conscious about what I eat, I will let loose during CNY and forget about the weighing machine for a month.
The guys from Pickat SG are trying to make me fat this CNY as they held a pineapple tart tasting last week. We tried a total of 20 different brands pineapple tart and it was a night of sugar high! Together with my friends SG Food on Foot, The Chosen Glutton, Keropokman and A Hungry Singaporean, we are on a mission find the best pineapple tarts.
You think I am lucky to eat so many pineapple tarts? I think you are even luckier because you don’t have to waste your calories on not-so-delicious pineapple tarts and just sit on the sofa and read my blog. LOL.
I very serious about this pineapple tart tasting ok! I had to have a sip of water after eating a brand so that my taste bud won’t get confused. And because there are 20 brands, we decided to cut them up into quarters and share, so that we won’t feel so guilty after that.
It was definitely not easy to judge because towards the end of the tasting, almost all the tarts taste similar liao. But it was pretty obvious which were the ones that were too sweet, hence giving me a brain freeze. You know when you drink cold water, you may get a brain freeze. But some of the pineapple jam were soooo sweet that I also got brain freeze.
Judging criteria is based on taste, texture, fragrance, appearance and packaging, with scores ranging from 1 to 5, with 1 being Poor to 5 being Excellent.
Too many too many! Eat until I blur blur! But some of the more outstanding ones include:
- Crystal Jade My Bread’s Bo Lo Pineapple tarts ($15.80) has a light and flaky, buttery crust.
- SunnyHills ($25) has an evenly layered buttery crust with the right sweet-savoury balance of the jam.
- Din Tai Feng ($23.80) pineapple cakes are imported and air flown to Singapore from Taiwan and it’s not bad!
- Bake INC (retailing at $25.80) has a buttery crust that is superbly soft and literally melts in your mouth.
- Le Café Confectionery & Pastry ($11.80), you know lah, the famous huge golf ball type. Like its flaky crust and one of the better ones among the 20.
- Mr. Bean’s ($16.80) soya crust is surprisingly light and flaky, with the right amount of sweetness.
And the winners go to……………………………
1st: Bake Inc.
2nd: Le Café Confectionary
3rd: Mr Bean
Congratulations to the winners! If you would like to try out these 20 brands of Pineapple tarts, head down to the Takashimaya Fair to do some tasting, and choose your king.
Thank you Pickat SG for organizing this event and it was definitely fun!