Safeway cheese Danish

Safeway’s bakery makes some pretty good deserts, including today’s subject, a cheese Danish. I managed to arrive at our local store just as the baker was putting the frosting on the morning’s pastries. It was still warm when she put the bag in my hand, and I skipped out the door to the car. The Generalissimo was less than amused.

“You mean I have to wait to eat this scrumptious morsel of righteousness?!”

“Yep.” We went back to my place, where the Generalissimo stared at the Danish for three hours, barking my name from time to time so I’d check the frosting for the appropriate amount of dryness.

The bread was quite good, scoring a respectable 23 out of 30. Moist, but not real moist. Smooth, but not smooth enough. The flavor was nice, but bland. Same with the cream cheese filling. It was quite sweet, and a little clumpier than expected, and its volume was poor.

The frosting was—

“Tell them about the cinnamon!”

“I was about to.” The frosting was good, but volume was an issue once again. The Danish got bonus points for the addition of cinnamon to the bread, giving a little more flavor to an otherwise dull pastry.

“Tell them about the cheese!”

“I did.”

“You did?”

“Yep.” The result was a mediocre Danish, something you’d expect from a store brand, which, it is. If you’re looking for the best Danish in the world, this ain’t it. If you’re looking for a Danish to eat on the way to work, one that won’t break the bank (not at $.99), then this might be for you. Just remember: you get what you pay for.


(The Generalissimo was too busy watching reruns of Taxi to give us his rating. When asked later on, he had no memory of eating it, which should tell you something.)

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