“These pieces of toffee were also made from milk. In fact, after buying them you can even add them to hot water and, with two milk candies, you can create a big bowl of milk.” Su Tang continued to introduce her milk candies to everyone.
Because her toffee was a little more crude when compared to the toffee commonly eaten in modern times, they were more or less just sweetened condensed milk and powdered milk. Thus, if you brewed them with water, you could return them back to their milk state.
In fact, Su Tang was telling everyone the truth about her ingredients for a reason. These people all knew how expensive milk was, so could candies made from milk be cheap? Of course not, right?
Su Tang had even specially ordered a lot of milk for her cafe beforehand to prepare for this day. After all, she was planning to do business seriously and for the long term, so if her cafe was selling products but not taking in any raw materials to make those products, wouldn’t that be very suspicious if anyone ever decided to investigate in the future?
Su Tang would never take any risks that might expose her space, so in order to keep the deception up, she had even especially found a company to regularly send milk to her cafe. Of course, when actually making her products she used the milk from inside the space, and all of the milk she bought from outside she just sold back to the space for half-price.
Zhu Ran was actually very fond of sweets and, even though it tasted good, the cheesecake wasn’t very sweet in comparison to the toffee. Contrarily, the toffee was very sweet and much more in line with his taste, so he liked them very much. Because of that, he directly took out fifty copper coins and said: “Give me ten more of these.”
Truth be told, if the onlookers around hadn’t known who Zhu Ran was, they might have suspected he was putting on a show with Su Tang. Just now he had tried both free samples and then immediately taken out money to buy after tasting each sample once. If he weren’t such a recognizable face, people would have been suspicious that Su Tang had just hired him to act with her.
Wang Hong also felt something was strange, so he pulled Zhu Ran’s sleeve and asked: “What’s the matter with you?”
Zhu Ran waved his hand. “Try it yourself. These things are delicious. They really seem to melt when you put them in your mouth. I’ve decided to buy a few extra pieces and take them back to my grandmother. She’ll love them.”
When Wang Hong saw how convinced Zhu Ran seemed, he exchanged a look with Li Qiang. Anyway, it wasn’t like it was a huge amount of money, so he felt that they might as well give it a try.
Thus, the two of them both sampled both the cheesecake and the pieces of toffee, and they both felt that these new sweets were very good. Li Qiang liked the taste of the cheesecake very much and bought two pieces immediately while Wang Hong, like Zhu Ran, preferred the rich sweetness of the toffee and directly bought ten.
When the gathered crowd saw the three young masters all managed to try the free samples without Su Tang jumping up and trying to demand money or anything, they all came forward to try the samples themselves one after another.
Meanwhile, Zhu Ran had received his specially prepared cheesecakes inside its small dish and tried a bite of it with a spoon. In an instant, he was completely conquered. “This is so delicious. I want two more of these. No, I want three!”
The cheesecake he had tried from the sample plate had a dense taste and melted in the mouth, but this new cheesecake in the little cupcake dish tasted even better than the one before. It seemed to directly melt as it touched his tongue and fill his whole mouth with its unique flavor. Zhu Ran loved the taste very much.
“I’m very sorry but, at present, only the toffee and cheese cake can be taken out of the shop. These cupcakes, as well as our ginger milk and milk tea, aren’t convenient to sent out and can only be eaten inside the cafe. The milk tea can be taken away so long as you bring your own cup to drink it from.”
Su Tang directly refused. She didn’t provide this service mainly because her small cups and bowls all cost money, ah, so there was no way she would just give them away. If she let people take her dishes away, wouldn’t that just drive her costs up? No way that was going to happen!
“Well since we can still eat them in the restaurant, let’s just go in and eat!” When Zhu Ran and Li Qiang heard Su Tang’s rule, they were eager to enter the cafe, but just as quickly they were stopped by the door.
The three men all exchanged confused glances, but then Su Tang explained: “Apologies but my Dessert Cafe only provides seating for girls, and male guests can only use the front counter. If you have female relatives who have come to East Street to shop and want to stop to rest my Dessert Cafe will always have our doors open. Female guests are always welcome to come and sit for a while and try our cakes and beverages.”
“What? You don’t let men into your shop?” What she said surprised the whole group of people outside.
Su Tang nodded. “Currently, it’s a bit inconvenient for women who have come out to shop on East Street, so my cafe aims to provide a little help to such women.”
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