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I really love going grocery shopping – truth be told,  i just love looking at different kinda food.. and different kinda ingredients.  I have always been this way.. especially if i was traveling.  But you and I know that supermarkets can be a fascinating place to be .. not only for kids.. but for adults.. especially for someone who loves food.

I haven’t had a good creme brulee for a long, long time.  The last time i had one was when i was at the Marco Polo Hotel at the Brasserie in Hong Kong.  But my favorite is still the ones from the Shangri-la Hotel in Singapore.. at the Coffee Garden.  I used to drive all the way there just to buy fresh creme brulee for lunch.  My bosses used to think i was crazy.. muahhaa!!

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I’m sure if i looked hard enough here in Canada.. someone could probably make some good creme brulee  – the last time i had mine here in this town was from Chez Bruno and he charged like $10 a dessert – it was a special menu thing.. not done everyday .. at that time.  But i was very disappointed with his creme brulee because it was nothing like the ones I’ve eaten before – not even the ones from Paris – Le Terrazze or Le Vin Sobre ( a budget cafe).

So when i saw these at the local supermarket .. i had to try it.. and although i still needed to do some work and put it into the conventional oven for 5 – 8 mins.. it was worth it.. and it only cost $4.  So how does it taste.. ?? not bad.. not bad.. although mass produce  ,  i donch mind it at all.  So for those in Canada.. you can find this at Superstore.  I don’t know if it is seasonal or not..  but it’s there right now.

7 Comments

  1. We also have similar kind of packages of creme brulee at “Trader Joe’s”
    neighborhood grocery store. It’s also priced at around $4 dollars. It looks yummy..! 🙂

  2. bargainermom

    Creme Brulee is my hubby’s favourite dessert. He tried to hint to get me to make it…but I figured it was a lot of work n got lazy …hehehe…he even bought me a torch for it…i really need to try, eh?

  3. jess

    i love PC selections. they have become my favorite brand to look into when i want something simple and fast. the PC creme brulee isn’t too shabby for its price. by the way, i read your blog off and on. your food pictures kept me coming back especially when i was homesick in Singapore. keep up the good work! 🙂

  4. Tari

    If you come to Montreal, try to go to this restaurant: http://www.nonya.ca/
    The thing is they don’t make creme brulee every day, and they only made a few. So, you want to call them first to make sure they reserve it for you. The unique of this dessert is that they use ‘pandan’ flavor instead of vanilla.

  5. CT

    I just tried these 2 nights ago. They are not bad for the price and the convenience. I couldn’t seem to get that crunchy caramelize sugar layer on top of the custard though (I used the oven since I didn’t have a torch…maybe that would have made the difference). Happy that I get to reuse the ramekins the creme brulee’s came in though : ).

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