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Dominique Ansel Bakery Peach Creme Fraiche Mousse Cake: This teardrop-shaped dessert consists of a lemon cake with peach compote, all covered in a thin shard of pink-striped chocolate. It had a sharp, acidic flavor, and technically, the cake was soft and moist. But I couldn't help but wonder what exactly this dessert was trying to accomplish. While I hadn't had anything like it before, I wouldn't say it was particularly satisfying; it exists in its own world that's not quite delicious, yet not really challenging enough to stay in my memory. 3.0/5.0

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Petitpot Salted Caramel Pot De Creme: Since I found this jar in the yogurt aisle, I picked it up on sale expecting it was yogurt and only discovered that it was pudding when I got home. By now, I have a bit of an allergic reaction when I see "California cuisine" on packaging, which essentially translates to organic ingredients, high marketing / branding expenditures, and consequently high prices. But I am guilty of purchasing it, and I blame that on the cute mascot. The dessert itself is made of simple ingredients: milk, crea... (read more) 3.0/5.0

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Trader Joe's gluten-free Joe-Joe's: Generally, I don't purchase gluten-free snacks since I don't have any special dietary needs. This box of Trader Joe's alternative Oreos was purchased for a lab event, so I only sampled a few cookies. The texture of the cookie wasn't significantly different than gluten-full chocolate cookies, though it was slightly more crumbly. I did like how the cookies overall weren't overly sweet. Overall, a decent snack, though I wouldn't go out of my way to purchase them. 3.0/5.0

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