Our trek to Vegan Divas was not complete without us bringing the sweet treats home. From that first hello as I savored my first bite while we were there, I was so pleased. Thus, the next best thing to do was to take-out some of the sweet treats.
I picked which baked goods to bring home. As the staff was dutifully taking our order, I saw how she was packaging them one by one as we ordered. Looking at these expensive treats slipped unto plastic packaging, I felt a thud in my heart. Having been a self-confessed sweet tooth all through the years, I have had the chance to buy baked goods from high end to the cheap. And packaging speaks volume.
Remember, we were there in September and although it was not one of those hut and humid days, after the 45 minutes subway ride, the treats no longer looked fresh as you can see in the succeeding pics. I don’t just eat through my mouth, presentation counts a lot. No matter how delicious a dish can be, once it’s not presented properly, something is taken away. The willingness to even try it is diminished.
We bought double of each item (except for the chocolate cake because I saw how the goodies were being slapped in together in one plastic baggie). That was a big disappointment for me right off the bat but I kept my mouth shut. I’m not used to buying goodies packaged this way, not even from supermarket and mass marketed baked goods.
When it was time for us to sit down and eat them, you can just imagine how I had to gingerly take out each piece from the plastic baggie so that the they won’t stick into the bag and that they came out whole. And the cake? It was unappealing to eat!
The verdict? Forget about taking out any goodies IF they are still packaging their to-go baked goods this way. And if they still do, I suggest that it’s about time for them to start investing into better packaging.
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