Chewy Junior opened their first North American flagship store in Vancouver last year in Gastown. I’ve walked by it many times and it always smelled really good. It’s a Singaporean chain store with various locations in Asia. They offer a healthy version of cream puffs, since they are baked rather than fried.
They have around 10 flavours to choose from and are priced from around $3.50 to $4.00 depending on the flavour.
Chocolate Oreo Crunch
I decided to get one each for S and I. I chose the Chocolate Oreo Crunch for S, which didn’t look too appealing. It was topped with crushed Oreo cookies on the top and filled with chocolate cream. Slightly on the sweet side, but not bad.
For myself, I got the Matcha Nippon, which featured a matcha glaze and was filled with matcha cream. The cream puffs themselves are on the chewy side, hence perhaps why they are named Chewy Junior. I actually quite liked this chewy texture, but I still prefer Beta 5’s cream puffs. I find that these are quite pricey for what they are. They are more unique than Beard Papa, but priced a lot higher. Beta 5 is priced slightly higher, but the flavours are very unique and of high quality. Would I come back? Probably not, but I’d say the cream puffs aren’t bad.
– Cream puffs are average, but I enjoy the chewy texture
– Lots of cream filling
– Slightly on the pricey side for the size
– Not a lot of flavours to choose from – they seem to sell out
Price Range: $3.50-4.00
1: Terrible 2: Poor 3: Average 4: Good 5: Excellent