A local reside recently contacted me to give a local dessert shop a try and give them a review, which is awesome! As I’m a major lover of food, I worked in many commercial kitchens and been to the Art Institute of Vancouver for culinary arts “back in the day.” I also know just how hard owning and operating a small business can be! So I was really excited to give them a try and help get their name out with an unbiased review.
When you get to the communal kitchen they share, you are met with the cutest little pick-up waiting area. I really loved the sign they have hanging up, and it seems crazy fitting for the time we are in!
Before going in, I went onto their website (O.D Desserts) and picked out my first choice. After checking everything out, I had one but was overwhelmed (in a good way!) with the second choice. Finally, Gabriel suggested the Oreo Up! (Man after my own heart!) And the Sweet Home Alberta.
Let’s say, as an oreo ADDICT, this is absolutely satisfactory. The Oreo crumble, and chocolate sauce was perfect for the chocoholic, and yet overall wasn’t SO chocolatey; it was too much. It was the perfect blend of everything all together and tasted amazing. I loved the bubble waffle it came on; it was totally not what I expected – it was ten times better.
The second waffle I tried was the Sweet Home Alberta, and as the website says, I overdosed in taste with this choice. The strawberries were so fresh, so delicious, and who can complain about the chocolate sauce?
One thing so many places struggle with is mushy strawberries. Not OD Desserts, again like the website says … They are an overdose in excellence. Top-quality ingredients really make this dish shine and do its namesake proud.
The other thing that really struck me was how much fun the owners are and their energy. I hope they will find a great foothold in the community, and with the skills they bring and food they serve, I don’t think it will take them long to do so.
Give them a try when they are fully open; make sure to check out the website for information on how to order delivery or pick up!