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Whole Foods: Dessert?

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I'm looking for a nice dessert to take for a special someone, any recommendations?

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  1. I really enjoyed the fresh mixed berry layer cake I bought at Whole Foods- not sure what its official name was, but it was a white cake, with berries and pastry cream between its layers, topped with a white frosting. Very light, not too sweet, and the frosting didn't have that commercial taste you find in many store-bought cakes. Reasonably priced, somewhere around $17 IIRC, considering the high quality.

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    1. re: phoenikia

      Thanks for the suggestion! I'll be going to the one by Yorkville sometime tomorrow. I'll keep a lookout for a cake matching your description, I think she'd love it.

      Any other suggestions?

    2. I have been really disappointed with Whole Foods' desserts lately -- often the stuff is stale or halfway to stale. That being said they still do a decent fruit topped flan -- someone brought one to our place a few weeks ago and it was tasty with ice cream on the side.

      1. The only desserty things I like at Whole Foods (and believe me, I wanted to like all of it) is the chocolate chip peanut butter cookies (and I like them even though they're make with milk chocolate chips)---very nice consistency. And the butter scones and croissants are also quite good--esp. the scones. I've tired cupcakes and a few other pastries over the years and I've always regretted it.

        1. I agree. The last two times I bought cakes and Whole Foods they were stale. One was a coffee/chocolate base and the other fruit based. I'd say I went on the wrong day, but really, that shouldn't be my problem as a customer, now should it?

          And while we're on the topic, I not only hate, yes hate is a strong word, but I hate Pusateri's "dessert" section. First, the people serving are in a word: clueless. They are buzzing around there like chickens with their heads cut off! Why on earth don't they do the same thing as in the meat section and dole out numbers??!! Is this really that hard? Also, way more times than I'd like to count, I have received stale, wrong cake (as in they said the base was vanilla but it was actually chocolate), and much worse at times. Each time the manager received a phone call, each time he gave me the same speech that all their vendors pass through a high quality test, bla bla bla. Yeah, thanks buddy, but somehow that doesn't take away the fact that the cake was sub-par for an important family birthday. On the good side, he reluctantly gave a credit for the amount, but really, it should have been automatic with no speech. And the silly thing is I still shop there sometimes...will I ever learn?........

          1. Not really a fancy dessert, but I love the brownies at WF (they have multiple varieties and they're all totally decadent...)