A Review of Sharples’ Desserts

Ah, Sharples. A classic, almost essential, part of the Swat experience. Now, Sharples may not be a French boulangerie, but it does boast a good number of dessert options over the weeks. Here’s a quick review of some of the sweet options that Sharples has offered.

Oreo Cheesecake

This was a pleasant change from the normal cheesecake that Sharples offers from time to time. There’s a denser texture to it than the regular cheesecake, but I personally enjoyed it more than the usual cheesecake. A friend mentioned that it was too sweet for her, but what is a dessert if not sweet?

Rating: 4 / 5

Marble Cake

I know I said that a dessert should be sweet, but this marble cake took it a bit too far for me. There was little marbling to the cake itself, and the flavor was nothing but pure sugar. Other friends agree. Pass.

Rating: 1/5

Rice Krispie Treat

Alright, the name is a little deceiving since these are evidently Fruity Pebbles rather than being, you know, Rice Krispies. However, this is what Sharples is determined to call them, so I’m also following their lead and calling it that as well. Overall, it’s not bad. It’s a typical cereal marshmallow treat. It’s exactly what you expect it to be, and sometimes, that’s what people need.

Rating: 4/5

Spring Bar

I have no idea what a “spring bar” is supposed to be, but when I Googled it, it’s supposedly the little bars that hold watch straps. This definitely isn’t that, but whatever it is, it’s not entirely bad? It’s like a cheesecake bar with granola sprinkled on top. I’m not mad about it.

Rating: 3/5

Strawberry Shortcake

This is one of those desserts that look far better than they taste. Have you ever seen those online shopping ads where the clothes in the pictures look so much better than the shapeless mass of fabric you get in the mail? This is that. The strawberries were too sweet, and the cake was very dry. The whipped cream was nice though.

Rating: 1/5

Rice Pudding

Truly the black horse out of the bunch. The rice pudding, admittedly, looks like a white puddle devoid of flavor. The little grey bits floating around in the white are raisins which might make it sound worse. However, this dessert managed to gain the most favor out of all the people I polled about Sharples desserts within the past week. There’s a vanilla flavor that hits you at first, but then, it mellows out with notes of nutmeg, cinnamon and a slight coconut aftertaste. The raisins are not bad either. Neither wrinkly nor hard but rather, a pleasant burst of sweetness. Kudos to this one, folks.

Rating: 5/5 (my friends made me put down a 5 for this one)

So, that’s that! Sharples offers dessert both at lunch and dinner, and they always mark down whether something is vegetarian or vegan on the signs. If you want to see what’s ahead, make sure to check the Sharples menu on your dash. Happy eating!

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