Taste Test

Taste the PVD Rainbow

Taking some fruit pinwheels for a spin


Spring is in the air and with it comes a lot of things, including trying to eat better. So, that means if we are going to have dessert, putting fruit on it automatically makes it healthy… right? Sure. So, join us in our first attempt to eat healthier after committing carbicide all winter long.

Technicolor Freshness

“I would be proud to bring this to any spring party,” was the reaction after both ogling and trying the large fruit tart from Pastiche Fine Desserts. The fruit was spectacularly ripe, the ratio of custard was perfect and had a nice eggy and vanilla flavor profile. Needless to say we all wanted to (and some did) lick the plate. 92 Spruce St. 861-5190


Single Serving Sweets

These delightfully decorated individual fruit tarts from Palmieri’s Bakery had a wonderful crust that was lined with white chocolate and reminded us of a butter cookie. The custard was sweet and delicious and was topped with super plump and juicy fresh fruit. 147 Ridge Street. 831-9145


Chocolate Rain

The individual fruit tarts from Zaccagnini’s Pastry Shoppe tasted like a Portuguese twist on a fruit tart. The crust was more savory than sweet, and there was no skimping on the custard, which tasted like a Bavarian cream. The fruit was sweet and fresh and drizzled with chocolate, an unexpected surprise. 546 Smithfield Avenue, Pawtucket. 723-2699


Berry Good Indeed

“I shall call this blueberry mountain,” exclaimed one of our staff members of the fruit tart from Whole Foods. It was absolutely loaded with fruit nestled on top of a thick layer of custard filling lying on a chewy and soft crust. If this is what transitioning into spring tastes like, sign us up. 601 N Main Street. 621-5990


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