Thanks. I spend so much time browsing at Phoenicia by the time I get back to the bakery/pastry section, my eyes are glazed over. So I remembered to check this out last week and picked up several samples.
Texas/Pecan - on the fence about this one, pecans minced very finely, I got more pecan pie than pecans.
Apple - didn’t care for this one. Might have liked it better fresher but by the time I got to it, it was soggy, there was no crispness left to the pastry. Apple pie or apple fritter are better apple desserts, imo.
Chocolate - home run. Very good chocolate. I want a whole box of these.
I picked up one of these:
Sha’abiet, sugar free variety - they were out of the regular.
This had some honey, I thought, but the filling was a little strange - curd-like. I was expecting a custardy sort of thing. Any way, not bad otherwise and I’d imagine the one that isn’t sugar free would be better.
I’d never heard of this but found a mention in a Press article 4 years ago about Phoenicia baklava and this apparently is considered a variety of baklava.
Somehow I totally forgot to take pictures of the others and somehow got away from the store without buying a regulation baklava. To be remedied on a future visit. I’ll be standing in the line at the baklava counter on future visits.
Thanks for the rec.