I was first introduced to coffee with a sprinkling of cinnamon powder a few years ago, when we were took Corinne’s cousin out for lunch. Whilst I can’t remember the meal, what I do remember was the aromatic coffee with cinnamon powder sprinkled on it. I was immediately hooked and given a choice, I opt for a little ground cinnamon with my coffee.
Recently, I discovered a new way of getting my cinnamon fix; take a bite-size cinnamon cookie and pop it into my mouth. As it melts on my tongue, releasing the cinnamon flavor, I take a sip of coffee – sheer joy as the coffee and cinnamon mix.
Now where to I get these delectable cookies from? Well, we received a bagful of goodies courtesy Icing on Top, the brand name under which Ms Ayushi Shah, a Mumbai based creator of desserts, markets her creations.
We also received chocolate chip and lemon cookies and whilst both Corinne and I rate the cinnamon cookies as the best, there was a bit of a toss up regarding the other two, since Corinne liked the lemon cookies and I preferred the chocolate chips. But you will have probably figured out which cookies we are likely to re-order. The goodie bag, also contained cake pops, a chocolate mud pie, a slice of red velvet cake, an oaty caramel crunch and shot glass desserts in three flavors, viz. chocolate, hazelnut and blueberry.
The cake slice, a red velvet sponge layered with cream cheese frosting, looked good but had a very indefinable taste.
The oaty caramel crunch was certainly crunchy. However, to me, the filling tasted more like chocolate than caramel. Also, I do wish Ayushi would add a ‘lite’ version with less filing. If that is available, I would certainly order.
The mud pie and shot glass desserts cannot be described, only experienced. The blueberry shot glass was good, but then I am not too big a fan of blueberry preparations. However, the chocolate and hazelnut shots were simply scrumptious. The next time we entertain, you know what the dessert will be!
We got the bag of goodies around five days ago and the mud pie is as moist and fresh as ever. Every other night we round off dinner with a scoop of mud pie and a dollop of vanilla
Icing on Top has an outlet at Kemps Corner, but I understand that the brand is primarily into home deliveries. And one important point – Ayushi and her team are purely vegetarian and hence all the preparations are egg-less.