The Food

Lime Essence Crème Brûlée – Lightly lime flavoured crème brûlée.
Price: $4.00

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

Smore – Classic graham crackers, Hershey chocolate and homemade vanilla marshmallow.
Price: $2.50

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

Habeñero Marshmallow – Habeñero, cilantro and lime flavored homemade marshmallow.
Price: $1

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

The Review

Crème brûlée is a favorite dessert of ours. Even though we were full from partaking in many other food carts that day, we couldn’t pass up the crème brûlée (or the smore or the marshmallow. Oh my!) The crème brûlées and smores are torched while you wait. That’s how they got me with the homemade marshmallow. How could you pass on trying a habeñero, cilantro and lime flavored homemade marshmallow for a dollar?

I brought the sweets back to the group of weary food travelers and we all shared the sugary goodness. The lime essence crème brûlée was thick and rich with a perfectly crispy top and a subtle lime flavour. It was quite good and the only drawback is the size of the crème brûlée is quite small for the price, unlike our previously reviewed crème brûlée at Christiano’s Pizza.

The smore was reminiscent of camping trips but was more successful at being melted then I ever have been with a fire and similar ingredients. While the graham crackers and Hershey chocolate squares are the old standbys, the homemade marshmallow really makes this treat special.

Now to the more unusual treat, the habeñero, cilantro and lime marshmallow. You get two for a dollar so we each got a bite. The marshmallow was incredibly soft and light. It was sweet but not that harsh sweetness you get from store bought brands. The lime flavour was dominant and there was not much in the way of cilantro flavour. The heat comes later, giving you a nice, not too strong, warm mouth feel.

Because this cart was serving dessert, we hit this cart last after a long day of food cart eating. Big mistake! After sampling their food, we wanted more but there was absolutely no room left. I can’t wait to get back to Portland and see what crème brûlée flavours will be available next time. I heard there has been coconut, a personal favourite!


B –  Lime Essence Creme Brulee, Smore, Habenero Marshmallow
M – Lime Essence Creme Brulee, Smore, Habenero Marshmallow
S – Lime Essence Creme Brulee, Smore, Habenero Marshmallow
G – Lime Essence Creme Brulee, Smore, Habenero Marshmallow

Sweet Pea’s Brulee
4298 SE Belmont St., Portland, OR, 97215
Tel: (503) 893-4897

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