S - North America - Unique

Super Jos Louis

Vashon

Taste: 2

Texture: 2

Novelty: 1

All scores out of 5

The Jos Louis is a Canadian classic treat. I can remember getting these as a kid and enjoying them. They were never a favourite, but I don't remember being disappointed with them either. Today however, my opinion has changed. I'm not sure if it's because the treat has changed, or if it's me that has changed, but I was kind of disappointed with this cake.

Of the three elements of this cake, only one was up to snuff, the white icing in the centre. It was creamy, sweet, and there was just enough. Everything else in this cake was fairly disappointing. The chocolate coating was very thin, and the texture was very brittle and waxy. The cakes had a really strong red colour, instead of brown, and could have used more cocoa flavour. The cakes were also all askew and it made my cake look pathetic and awkward.

I had fond memories of the Jos Louis, but it really didn't hold up with this cake. It's sad that such a disappointing cake is a symbol of Canadian snacking. Either Vashon needs to improve this treat, or we need to fine a new symbol.