There was something genuinely special about that first ABC, which was replicated in the 2nd ABC. Better cheesecake bliss could not be had anywhere else, except in the next slice of heaven in a box.
But the third ABC created pause: the cream did not have that silky, sophisticated something as before. It tasted like plain cream does. Plain. Disappointing, and it cast a flavorlost shadow over the whole cake. Something about the same of the parts comes to mind.
The 4th ABC, which is the subject of this review, had a base so sticky, one couldn't separate it from the box without some paper still be attached. The cream was mildly better, and thus only mildly less disappointing.
Elon Musk is quoted as saying: prototypes are easy: mass production is hard.
Perhaps this is true of the finely balanced flavours of cakes being produced in increasing volumes.
was ABC #4 Good? Yes.
Was it great? Feels almost unfair to answer this. Maybe I'll reserve judgement till after I've mustered up the courage for #5.
Cakes #1 and #2: you are sorely missed.