Victoria Sweets, 216 Blackshaws Road, Altona North. Phone: 9391 2322
Early on in its history, Consider The Sauce dropped in on Victoria Sweets a couple of times … must have been on very slow days as on both occasions as we struggled to find anyone to serve us.
Since then we’ve been happily distracted by many hundreds of other stories but we’re game for another try.
Today we do better and we’re ever so glad!
The place has a humming smell of sugar and nectar and is crammed with Lebanese goodies that are sold at $20 a kilogram
We go out of our way to order items that are not baklava or in that style – we seem to have consumed plenty of them in recent months.
Our tray of goodies, arrived at after much pointing, costs $12.
It’s only upon returning home that we discover just how fabulous, fresh and delicious the Victoria Sweets products are … we’re still working our way through them but we can report that the numbers that look like spring rolls are very sticky tubes supremely stuffed with a lush vanilla cream.
It’s taken a while but I suspect we’re about to become very regular customers.
Heck, I may even try to wangle my way into kitchen visit to observe a baking session!
We also note with interest the presence of good-looking gelati.
We’re told it’s made off-premises but within-business – this will be for another visit, hopefully before the weather turns nasty.