MARIA'S PASTRY SHOP (C)
Carly: "This might be my favorite one so far. The filling is a little runny, but it tastes like the best incarnation of a cannoli. This is starting to feel like Goldilocks and the three bears."
Jackie: "It does taste good. While the filling was a little shiny and that threw me off a bit, it didn't impact the taste at all."
Thomas: "The crust is really good. It's actually pretty good — it's sweet, but it's not too sweet. And I do think the crust is best on this one."
S.I.: "I don't like the look of this one . . . the filling is a little shiny. It should be more matte, shouldn't it? But there's actually a really nice subtle taste here that isn't too sugary. . . . I do feel like the filling is a little too watery."
THINKING CUP (D)
Carly: "I feel like they get points for going against the grain and being like, 'No, we're going Fugazi on you and not using powdered sugar,' but I think ultimately you gotta have it."
Jackie: "These definitely look more delicate. This is certainly the outlier. . . . I'm having a diminishing-returns scenario I think. The filling is definitely good though. I think I liked the crust on some of the others a little better. No powdered sugar hurts its presentation points a little."
Thomas: "I like the texture on this one best, but the taste on C better. This one feels texturally correct to me."
S.I.: "This is definitely my favorite one. The crust is nice and crunchy, and the filling doesn't taste like frosting. It definitely retains more of that ricotta taste. It's got a nice firm consistency. Feels like someone made this by hand instead of out of a tube."
THE WINNER: MARIA'S PASTRY SHOP
Carly: "A was pretty good, but it was also the first one we tried, so it has an unfair advantage. It definitely wasn't B for me; B was the one that kind of fell out. I'm going to go with C."
Jackie: "This is so difficult! All I know is that it's not B. I think I have to say A."
Thomas: "If I had to eat them every day, it would definitely be C for me."
S.I.: "I still like D best. It definitely had a great crust."
*NOTE FROM OUR 100 PERCENT ITALIAN INTERN:"THE FILLING IS MOST AUTHENTIC [IN B], IN TASTE ANDCONSISTENCY."