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magic Dec 19, 2009 05:23 PM

Awesome.

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    hungryabbey RE: magic Dec 19, 2009 05:36 PM

    Really? I didn't find it that special.

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      magic RE: hungryabbey Dec 19, 2009 05:37 PM

      To each their own I guess? I was really suprised. Fantastic.

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        callitasicit RE: magic Dec 20, 2009 04:05 PM

        What in particular did you like about the cake?

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          magic RE: callitasicit Dec 21, 2009 01:38 PM

          I just thought warm out of the oven it was really moist and buttery and had a really nice tang from buttermilk. I thought the caramel was very very good, and normally I don't much care for caramel, even homemade. I find it too sweet. This was a nice meld between caramel and burnt sugar, which I liked.

          To me it tasted homemade, not even slightly artificial. I liked that there was nothing on the ingredients list that was even remotely synthetic.

          At any rate, I sure liked it and wanted to sing it to the world. Or the 5 people that disagree:)

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            Bobby Wham RE: magic Dec 23, 2009 10:31 AM

            PC desserts are really good in general, I remember that commercial a year or so ago about how their apple crisp was the best ever and if you didn't think so they'd give you your money back. It was one of the best i've ever had to this date

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              magic RE: Bobby Wham Dec 23, 2009 10:57 AM

              I think I shall give that a try too. Thx...

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                hungryabbey RE: Bobby Wham Dec 23, 2009 01:14 PM

                Hm I will try that one, thanks.
                I've recently had the apple caramel cheesecake, and while it was good, I was expecting better. I am going to try the dulche de leche cheesecake next and the banana caramel pie (kinda a banofee pie, I think). Has anyone had these ones?

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                  Full tummy RE: hungryabbey Dec 23, 2009 03:20 PM

                  I do like the dulce de leche cheesecake. Same cheesecake base as the others in the PC line, so if you like that, you should enjoy it. Haven't had the banana caramel, but am hopeful on that one!!!

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                  vorpal RE: Bobby Wham Jan 9, 2010 08:17 AM

                  Their key lime pie is great, I've always found.

                  As for the cheesecakes, mostly found them meh, with the exception of the blueberry one, which I quite enjoyed. (Then again, I'm a poor judge here, as I've never been very keen on cheesecake.)

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                  red dragon RE: magic Jan 8, 2010 09:23 AM

                  I like it too, and I normally bake my own goodies, rarely store bought. I liked how the apples tasted too! Pretty good cake!

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                    magic RE: red dragon Jan 8, 2010 01:10 PM

                    Yeah I definitely still stand by it. It was great.

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              vorpal RE: hungryabbey Jan 9, 2010 08:15 AM

              I just tried it for the first time a few days ago, and I have to agree: good, but not great by any means. Not enough apple and sauce, and while the cake was moist and tasted decent, the little apple and sauce that was present was overwhelmed by the amount of cake.

              I might get it again, but it's certainly not going to become a regular item in my grocery cart. A shame, too, because I was very much looking forward to it, especially after reading some of the comments here.

            3. westhead74 RE: magic Dec 20, 2009 05:48 PM

              Yuck. Way too sweet, the apples were chewy and the cake part seemed seperate from the rest of the dessert.

              I keep getting hooked into trying awful PC dessert products :(

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                hungryabbey RE: westhead74 Dec 20, 2009 06:07 PM

                That is exactly what I thought. The cake was kind of grainy, not moist or tender (maybe due to being frozen?)... the apples were too sweet.. I didn't get that wonderful caramelized flavour that I love about these upside down type cakes.. This isnt a hard cake to make, and it would be much better that way.

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                  Full tummy RE: hungryabbey Dec 20, 2009 07:52 PM

                  Did any of you try the pineapple upside-down version (PC), and, if so, how did the apple one compare?

                  I did enjoy the pineapple upside-down cake, and it was nicely caramelized when baked in the oven. However, it was obscenely sweet.

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                    hungryabbey RE: Full tummy Dec 21, 2009 05:26 AM

                    I've tried the individual pineapple upside down cakes, is that what you're referring to?
                    I don't recall how well those ones held up in the oven, but I do remember it being very sweet. I tried the lemon tarte yesterday and really liked that one.

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                      Full tummy RE: hungryabbey Dec 21, 2009 12:07 PM

                      Yes, the individual ones that pop a whopping 600+ calories per serving!!! Well, I know it's dessert, but that is more calories than I can justify... I heated them in the oven once and in the microwave the next time. They are definitely better heated in the oven, especially if left in long enough to caramelize the sugar syrup. The microwave just doesn't accomplish the same thing.

                      Too much sugar, either way, though...

                      Haven't had the lemon tart.

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                        hungryabbey RE: Full tummy Dec 21, 2009 04:42 PM

                        Yah, I agree.. 600 calories for a mediocre non-restaurant dessert.. hm, no thanks.

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                  magic RE: westhead74 Dec 21, 2009 01:38 PM

                  I didn't find it too sweet at all.

                3. food face RE: magic Dec 21, 2009 01:54 AM

                  I quite like it too. A guilty pleasure.

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                    millygirl RE: food face Dec 22, 2009 11:34 AM

                    What about their new pre-made creme brulee...any reviews on it? I saw it on the shelf the other day and wondered if it was any good.

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                      middydd RE: millygirl Dec 23, 2009 11:34 AM

                      It's good but I like the frozen Creme Caramel better.

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                        tree25 RE: millygirl Dec 24, 2009 06:03 AM

                        The texture of the creme is good. But there is no real vanilla beans, so there is not a lot of vanilla flavour. The problem is I don't have a fire touch and I couldn't get the brunt sugar crust using the broil setting of my oven.

                        The creme caramel is probably the best one I have tried among all the supermarket brand.

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                          millygirl RE: tree25 Dec 24, 2009 06:31 AM

                          Do you mean the frozen creme caramel or the prepared and ready to eat version?

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                            tree25 RE: millygirl Dec 24, 2009 09:35 AM

                            Sorry, I should be more specific. I mean the ready to eat verison.

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                            Full tummy RE: tree25 Dec 24, 2009 08:05 AM

                            We had them and, yes, the vanilla flavour is weak. Texture of ours was good, also. We have a kitchen torch, but the sugar on top was damp (and, therefore, not caramelizing with the torch), and so Hubby scraped it off and put new sugar on top, which crisped up fine with the kitchen torch.

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                        Crispy skin RE: magic Dec 22, 2009 02:25 PM

                        The wife and kids loved this. I'm not a dessert guy so I didn't try.

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