Another custard square review from afar - this time from my mother. I do enjoy receiving these, so if you feel you know a notable custard square purveyor feel free to send me some photos, a description, the name of the vendor, and a rating out of 10. ;-) Anything to find the best in our fair land!
Much like the custard squares from the Wellington City New World, this was really more than a single serving, so the photo below is of half only; Mum cut it in two to make supper for her and Dad. This was apparently picked up at a reduced price as yesterday's stock and was only $2 - pretty good for dessert/supper for two!
As for the taste - the pastry was soggy, but the combination of the pastry, sweet, sugary icing and set custard filling was pronounced to be as it should be (for a supermarket custard square, anyway). Mum's rating was 5/10, but for the price and based on her expectations was happy with it; she prefers (as do I) the fluffy Denheath custard squares, but as they are usually about twice the price of this for a single serving you can perhaps appreciate the rightful place of the average, sweet, supermarket bakery offering.
What do you think? Is there a time and a place for the mediocre dessert or do you prefer to save your calories (and your pennies) for a real treat?