One perk to being a stay-at-home freelance writer is that one minute you’re scrabbling on the floor hoping there’s a second Lego hook for the other twin, the next minute the doorbell rings and a nice woman is delivering you cake. Two cakes, actually. That you completely forgot were going to arrive, even though you’d been emailed by Felix & Norton’s kind PR person just yesterday. All Lego put aside, the boys flocked to the table to admire and devour the 5-by-8-inch layered bricks studded with chocolate chunks. These cakes are a new product by Montreal-based cookie titans Monsieur Félix and Mr. Norton, going strong after 27 years but ready to diversify. My boys aren’t the most discerning when it comes to desserts, and their previous snack was a kale-banana smoothie goosed with flax seed oil, but they were unanimous in their delight. "Yum yum!" "I love it!" they declared. "This tastes like icing, like real icing!" Even they could tell the cakes were made with real butter. The whipped cream layer in the Ebony & Ivory made the whole divine; the caramel in the Ménage-à-Trois added a gorgeous note.
Felix & Norton Cakes
Now available at IGA for $14.99