French Made Baking finally opened up their store on Kingsway and Broadway. I’ve been waiting for them to open for a while and I finally made a trip down to check out their store for the Hot Chocolate Festival. They are one of the many vendors participating in the month long festival. They feature new flavours everyday till February 14th!
Since I had lunch with Angela from Munchkie’s Munchies , we decided to come here after to chill over desserts and hot chocolate!
Their flavours of hot chocolates change everyday, so do keep an eye on their schedule.
- Praline – Milk chocolate | January 14, 20, 26, Feb 1, 7, 12
- Yuzu – Dark Chocolate | January 15, 21, 27, February 2, 8,
- Vanilla Chestnut – White Chocolate | January 17, 22, 28, February 3, 9,
- Passion Fruit – Milk Chocolate | January 18, 24, 29, February 4, 10, 14
- Earl Grey – Milk Chocolate | January 19, 25, 31, February 5, 11
Once you walk into the store, you can look through into their kitchen to see them hard at work creating all their cute pastries.
Praline Hot Chocolate ($5.25 with Macaron) had a beautiful smooth texture with little bit of praline integrated into it. This is probably one of the better hot chocolates I’ve had.
I’m generally not a big fan of hot chocolate, but I did enjoy this. The price is pretty good too since other vendors can charge up to $8 for a hot chocolate.
Pistachio Macaron I thought were really good! One of my favorite places for macarons!
Le Caneles ($2.50) is a small pastry that originated from Bordeaux, France. It has a soft tender custard center with a dark caramel crust. I’ve had it in the past, but this time it tasted alright, but I couldn’t put my finger on what was different.
Creme Brulee didn’t have the nice “crack” when you break into the toasted sugar top. I don’t think Angela took much of a liking to it either. We did notice that it was toasted ahead of time, which may have contributed to that.
Another thing we noticed was the use of the paper plates and cups, since we were eating it all in the store, it probably would have been better to have real cups and plates. ** UPDATE: They have now plates, mugs, and cutlery! **
Since they are still in their soft launch of their store, I am sure they will improve on their products in the near future. Nonetheless, the macarons and hot chocolate are super good!
Words of Wisdom:
- Can be found at a few local farmers’ markets
- Must get the macarons and hot chocolate!!
- Some items can be a hit and a miss
- Under $10
- Limited seats