Sunday, April 10, 2016

The Carrot Cake Show Down!

OK then San Diego! Its been just over a week and we are back with the second formal posting of "A Better Bite" which is actually a short throwback (4 week-ish) to what was technically the first head to head food item taste test I did with my single all time favorite dessert item ever and that of course is nothing other than classic, old-school style (how grandma used to make it) CARROT CAKE! To not post this head to head show down with my favorite cake/dessert item would be criminal as you San Diegans need to know which is truly the best as I see it. These venues deserve to be noticed as they offer your pallet an experience you will not soon forget!

Note some changes to scoring here.....I will be adding in a price point score to all items reviewed here and in the future. Price/value is a key factor in my and likely your selections if your "better bite" choices. I removed aroma scoring for this review for obvious reasons, carrot cake does not really have a distinct aroma I am aware of.

Also worth mentioning now, all future reviews will select venues based on the same criteria as listed in the first intro post and an additional a new factor.......location. The venue must be within 15 miles of Point Loma. This is for the simple reason that it helps cap the 100's of 100's of possible venues I could include in these 3-5 way taste off reviews. 

The very last thing I will add before I get too long here is that the food items I select here on out will more than likely be items I can feasible get for take out and bring home. The items will not be of the traditional sit down restaurant, full entree like items as I feel I would lose to much of the true experience with the venue, the service, the food quality etc......

With that now said......lets get to the scoring to see what "the better bite" of Carrot Cake is in San Diego!


Flavor- 5
Texture- 4
Appearance- 4
Price Point- 5 ($4.50)
Score: 19



Flavor- 5
Texture- 5
Appearance- 5
Price Point-  2 ($10)
BB Score: 17



Flavor- 5
Texture- 5
Appearance- 3.5
Price Point- 3($7)
BB Score: 16.5


Flavor- 4
Texture- 4
Appearance- 4
Price Point- 3($7)
BB Score: 15


Flavor- 5
Texture- 4
Appearance- 2
Price Point- 3($7.50)
BB Score: 14


Again, please remember what I said in post #1, none of the venues I pick are "bad" far from it in fact! The reason I pick them at all is that I have had them before and loved it. Plus Yelp.com has the venue at 100+ reviews and 4/5 stars or higher.  So regardless of score and placing seen here........your going to have had the top tier offering that SD has to offer you.

1 comment:

  1. I will personally vouch for Hanna's - delicious!

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