True Confections will always have this silly place in my heart because throughout highschool – this was one of our Friday night hang outs. True Confections has two locations: one on Alma and Broadway and the other on Denman near Robson. My friends and I used to haunt the Alma one nearly on a weekly basis – because their desserts were ridiculously big (especially their tall cakes and their much too big cheesecake slices). They also have pies, tarts and trifles – so there’s a good variety for everyone.
This particular evening we were downtown, so Brian and I decided to try the Denman location rather than take the drive up to Alma. I’ve been to this location only once before, it’s always packed! Today we were lucky – maybe because it was the middle of the week or we came at the right time, but it wasn’t too busy.
I ordered my favourite Chocolate Banana Pie (which by the way, is one of the few ways I can enjoy bananas nowadays since I’m intolerant/allergic). It was massive. There was fresh banana slices on top dipped in chocolate (I didn’t risk it – so I gave them to Brian!).
The crust is so delicious- flaky and buttery and the chocolate banana mix was pretty good. There was no overwhelming taste of either – it wasn’t bland but it wasn’t too sweet. The whipped cream is piled up on the top and a bit more solid than most whip (which I like!).
Brian ordered the apple pie (a la mode)! Look how big the chunks of apples were. I had a bite and thought that his apple pie was sweeter than my chocolate banana pie. The cinnamon brown sugar filling was great and it reminded me of the apple crumble I used to make a lot at home. It was served with vanilla bean ice cream on the side. YUM!
Check out their website and menu here.