The polarising ingredient, predictably, has drawn some mixed reactions.
Singaporean dessert company Baker’s Brew Studio announced earlier this week a “limited line” of coriander cakes on their social media.
The Facebook post showed three items – the OG Coriander Cake, Coriander Dedication Cake and Coriander Cupcakes.
“We all know someone who really loves coriander or hates it. So why not give them the best gift to show your love – a Coriander Cake,” Baker’s Brew wrote in its post.
These were advertised as limited edition, with the company saying they would only accept orders for 50 sets. However, within two days the post had drawn over two thousand comments and shares, with reactions ranging from excited to disgusted.
One user, Chan Xinyi, wrote: “please tell me this is a big joke”. Her sentiment was echoed by user Sherrill Neo, who commented that this was “my worst nightmare”.
Other users seem to be excited to try the cakes, however. User Jiehui Chua tagged a friend, telling them “maybe this can change your mind about coriander”. Others tagged relatives, asking for the cake for future birthdays.
The public reactions, however, prompted them to consider making it a permanent menu item.
A day after the first post, Baker’s Brew Studio released a second post teasing a new menu item.
“Due to overwhelming response, we’re developing a uniquely customised coriander cake flavour,” they said. “Just give us some thyme… Coming soon on Oct 1!”
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