I was invited by Irvin to try out this croissant shop located on Homer street, just off Robson. Footo Delights is a cute little store run by Brenda Yip, who just recently graduated from the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts with a Diploma in Baking & Pastry Arts. She specializes in croissants and desserts made from all natural products. Each whole egg down to the grain of yeast that goes in each baked good is all fresh.
Her business concept is “Fresh Out Of The Oven (Footo)” which includes croissants, pastries, handmade desserts, and natural frozen yogurt.
Her hand made desserts consists of her Chocolate Mousse, Panna Cotta, Tiramisu, and Fruit Mousse.
There are also croissant sandwiches, Shrimp Salad, Turkey Pesto, and Ham and Cheese. She also mentions that customers are welcome to request any other ingredient as well.
Chocolate Croissant – They were tasty and crispy but lacked in chocolate flavour. There was also a good balance between the butter and the croissant itself, there wasn’t an overwhelming taste of butter.
Chocolate Hazel Croissant – had the same crispy texture with a hint of hazelnut, kind of like a baked Ferrero Rocher.
Feta Spinach Croissant – The croissant, like all, tastes awesome, but unfortunately I couldn’t taste the feta and spinach.
Butternut Squash Soup - it tasted very natural and pure, however it lacked in flavour. I wanted to add a dash of pepper.
Macaroons – I don’t normally like macaroon, but these ones don’t have a overwhelming egg-y taste which brings out the flavour of the filling.
Natural Frozen Yogurt – The yogurt is very typical and similar to the ones from Scoop however their toppings are very healthy for an alternative to sweets. We tried the Chia seeds, mocha beans, and chocolate sticks, all great for satisfying your sweet craving.
Hi it’s Kevin and I’m just going to add my own thoughts here at the end. Having been open since mid August 2011, Brenda has a good thing here with her shop here. Acquiring foot traffic may be a bit of problem but with its decent location just off of Robson by the Central Public Library, it should be okay.
The croissants are definitely good, and not very heavy on butter, which may result in less layers but that’s to be expected. The consensus was that the croissants would benefit from being briefly warmed before serving to give them that “fresh out the oven” feel and taste. The ones we had out the oven were absolutely delicious, the ones that we had that were out on display, not as much.
I also think that there may be too much being done at once, what with the desserts, frozen yogurt, lattes and soups, that it may be too much to handle and take the focus away from what’s really important here, the croissants.