We walked to Soho after our morning in Covent Garden and we passed a Bubbleology! Having never been I went in to try it out! I couldn't make up my mind on which flavor to get but finally settled on White Peach. The very nice Bubbleologist said it was a popular choice! I really enjoyed it. Very refreshing and flavorful! Tasted a little floral (maybe?), but it wasn't a bad thing!
Then we went to Paul.A.Young, it's a small shop with lots of chocolate. I saw somewhere (probably twitter) that he makes killer brownies so that's what I went for! I also love Pecans so choose the salted caramel and pecan brownie.
I didn't eat it right away* as it says it's good for 7 days at room temperature or 14 days in the fridge and I had already indulged a lot that day. When I finally got around to eating it I didn't even get a picture of it unwrapped! Obviously because I ate it and it was so good that the last thing I was thinking of was taking a picture of it. Now that's a good brownie. It was the right texture and very rich and extremely gorgeous! The sales lady was very nice and answered all of our questions. I always think service is important and will mention it if it's either outstanding or terrible. I will definitely be going there again!
And last but not least the Hummingbird Bakery! It's pretty much right next door to Paul.A.Young and earlier that day on twitter I learned they started there new daily specials and that Monday's were Cadbury's Double Deckers, Mr. Knightley's favorite candy bar.
So, I stopped in there to get him one of those. I did try a bite and it was okay. I have been to Hummingbird Bakery before and then I had 2 cupcakes one really good the other only so/so. The double decker cupcake was soft and moreish. However the frosting wasn't my favorite. It was heavy literally and figuratively. So, again I feel 50/50 about the place. Love the books though. Maybe that's the problem that I have such great success from the books that I hold the actual bakery to higher standards? I don't know? I wouldn't tell you not to try the new specials, because the cake was good and the filling. It just feel a little short on the frosting for me.
That concludes my semi-spur of the moment day trip to London. Planning to go again later in the month! Can't wait to tell you all about it!!
Places we went:
Bubbleology: 49 Rupert St, Soho, London, W1D 7PF
Paul.A.Young: 143 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 8WA
Hummingbird Bakery: 155a Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 8WG
*It's been a whole week! First part here!
*Why this post came later....