Back in June, I had won a contest from @tastetoronto on Instagram for a free Decadent Drip Cake Cone from Eva’s Original Chimneys (at Pusateri’s Sak’s Food Hall in the Toronto Eaton Centre). I had completely forgotten about this until Priscilla messaged me last week asking if I wanted to redeem the prize with her (she had coincidentally won the contest too). It was the perfect opportunity for us to go there together to claim it!
Thus, we went yesterday (a day before the offer would close on August 31) to claim our Decadent Drip Cake Cones.
(I have had three experiences with Eva’s Original Chimneys desserts up to this point. First time was sampling their chimney cones at the first inaugural Sweetery Food Festival in 2015, second time was at the Union Summer Food Market in 2016 where I got to try their Original cone, and third time was last year at the second annual Sweetery Food Festival where there was a special Sweetery ‘EX-TREME Chimney Cone’ preview for the festival. :D)
Pusateri’s Sak’s Food Hall in the Toronto Eaton Centre was only being held until August 31, 2017 and Eva’s Original Chimneys was one of the vendors there.
While looking for the food hall, there were signs all around Sak’s Fifth Avenue promoting their special cone.
After presenting our message on our phones to the staff at Eva’s Original Chimneys, it did take a while for the staff to make our Decadent Drip Cake Cones for us. One thing that baffled me was that the chocolate wafer roll that they put on top was from a canister bought from Dollarama. Uhh… I don’t think food from the dollar store is good enough to consume…
In any case, the Decadent Drip Cake Cone was from their Pusateri’s Pop-Up Menu and a specialty cone not usually available. Apparently, the Decadent Drip Cake Cone is “listed as one of the BEST DESSERTS in the world by Tastemade”.
The Decadent Drip Cake Cone had a chocolate ganache rim, peanut butter, roasted peanuts, salted caramel, chocolate peanut macaron, caramel popcorn, toffee shard, peanut brittle, chocolate wafer roll (the dollar store one I referred to), and edible gold (in star shapes).
Indeed, it was like a king of chocolate and peanut butter dessert craving all mashed together. If you don’t like peanut butter or anything caramel-related, you won’t enjoy this cone.
The chocolate peanut macaron was very soft when I bit into it and its chocolate peanut flavour wasn’t very detectable at all. At most, it tasted “nutty”. The chocolate ganache rim was delicious! It was very dense. Underneath the real-cream soft serve, there was a lot of roasted peanuts. This was quite good and would be heaven for a peanut lover. The caramel popcorn was pretty good. The toffee shard and peanut brittle were both good. Once I got to the chimney cone part, I could see that the inside of the cone was spread generously with peanut butter. It was definitely decadent! The edible gold stars were cute but didn’t taste like anything.
What I loved most about the cone (just like the original O.G. Cone) was that the real-cream soft serve was so smooth and delicious. I was surprised that the top parts of the soft serve weren’t actually too cold either and because it was real-cream, it made sense that it didn’t melt right away. The best part was the soft serve for me! (I’m not a huge fan of peanuts or peanut butter unfortunately).
Overall, it was indeed a very decadent cone! For $13.99, you can even share this with a friend to lessen your sugar intake for the day. 😛
I’m really glad that Priscilla and I made it in time to the Pusateri’s Pop-Up store so that we could redeem our contest prizes before the deadline. Yay! Summer treats. 🙂
FTC Disclaimer: Although Eva’s Original Chimneys provided the product free of charge via winning an online contest, the opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of the contest holder or company.