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Astoria – Royal Oak

Whenever we’re in Royal Oak, Michigan, we love to walk up and down the streets and just take everything in. Its a nice walk, especially in the summer. We always pass by Astoria, a sweet/dessert shop. The stuff in there always looks amazing, (we’ve had it on many occasions) and everyone raves about it, so we gave it a try AGAIN.

 Astoria Royal Oak 

Astoria Royal Oak

 Astoria Royal Oak

 Astoria Royal Oak

 Astoria Royal Oak

 Astoria Royal Oak

That strawberry shortcake looked good, but, i’m a chocolate mousse kinda gal :)

 Astoria Royal Oak

 Astoria Royal Oak

 Astoria Royal Oak

 Astoria Royal Oak

Like I said, I’m a chocolate mousse kinda gal. I was really excited to have this, but I was dissappointed :(

 Astoria Royal Oak

 Astoria Royal Oak

I LOVE chocolate mousse, especially when done right. Unfortunately, It was too rich, not airy and light, and half the cup I had was filled with whipped cream that was gloopy and as stiff as Anthony Bourdains’ drinks. So, I scooped it all out. Even then the mousse on the bottom was dissapointing. Not as chocolate-y as I had hoped for, but the real kicker was the texture. It was not at all pleasant.

Now, don’t think I’m hating on the place. I was just unhappy because when you walk in, you really want to get one of everything! The stuff looks amazing. But each time the flavor lets me down, and each time I try something else and hope it won’t because I really want to love the place. I do. But even something as simple as peanuts covered in chocolate I make better at home. We had to throw them out. And, in a place where you are paying 3-7 $ a dessert, you don’t want to throw anything out. Sorry Astoria, but you remind me of Mariah Carey. Beautiful on the outside, all fucked up on the inside.
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  1. Jessica @ Healthy Ob says —

    MIRA!!! I didn't know that you were a food blogger!

  2. sassy moo says —

    ugh…chocolate mousse is yucky. but those doooo look delish. too bad ur saying they arent.

  3. Sandy a la Mode says —

    mmmmmmm you are making me hungry right now! actually whenever i come to your blog i just get hungry! i LOVEEE chocolate desserts!!

  4. qin says —

    YUMMY!!!

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