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Mail Order Kringles

Jim Leff Oct 28, 2005 01:02 PM

There's no such thing as a bad Kringle. But what's your favorite mail order source?

For those sad souls who've never tried one, kringles are oval Danish coffeecakes with a hole in the center. They're hyper toothsome. Example at link below.

Link: http://www.kringle.com

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    Sven RE: Jim Leff Oct 28, 2005 01:45 PM

    Racine WI. is the kringle capital of the US and there is no finer kringle than those found at Bendtsen's Bakery.

    In fact after you have one you may ammend your earlier statment. ("There's no such thing as a bad Kringle")

    I recommend the pecan.

    Bendtsen's Bakery
    (262) 633-0365

    Link: http://www.bendtsensbakery.com/

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      Spudlover RE: Sven Oct 28, 2005 05:10 PM

      That's right, Jim, come to Wisconsin! We got yer kringles right here.

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        shoo-bee-doo RE: Sven Oct 28, 2005 10:46 PM

        Yesterday, I think I saw Bendtsen's kringle being sold at Whole Foods in St. Paul, MN.

        Maybe they are at other Whole Foods stores.

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        petradish RE: Jim Leff Oct 28, 2005 02:05 PM

        For west coast, pretzel shaped kringle from Solvang, CA, it's Olsen's Danish bakery.

        Link: http://www.olsensdanishbakery.com/pro...

        Image: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v22...

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          KC-Jane RE: Jim Leff Oct 28, 2005 05:49 PM

          I've ordered kringle many times over the years from Racine bakeries including Bendtsen's, O&H and Larsen's. I've never been disappointed with any of them. In fact, most of the time they are soooo fresh they almost feel like they're still warm from the oven when they arrive here in Kansas City!

          My favs are pecan, almond, cherry and raspberry.

          I often send them as gifts, especially around the holidays.

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            N Tocus RE: Jim Leff Oct 29, 2005 01:39 AM

            Racine Kringles are sold at Treasure Island supermarkets in Chicago. This afternoon I bought a pecan one and the cost was less than $3. First one I've ever bought, price seems low---was that a mistake?

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              Sven RE: N Tocus Oct 29, 2005 11:13 AM

              Not necessarily. However, unlike some of the other places mentioned (Bendtsen's, O&H) Racine Kringle is not a storefront bakery. They are mass distribution supplier specializing in grocery stores and fundraisers. Their kringles are good but not quite as good as Bendtsen's et.al.

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              torta basilica RE: Jim Leff Nov 1, 2005 09:54 AM

              Has anyone ordered from Neiman- Marcus? They look really good, but super expensive.

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                Great River Road RE: Jim Leff Nov 1, 2005 04:22 PM

                Oh Yummmmm....
                a discussion about one of my favorites -- Kringle !
                O & H Danish Bakery in Racine is excellent and they also do mail orders. I've never met a Kringle that I didn't love, and my favorite flavors are the fruit-filled Kringles -- especially blueberry, cherry & raspberry. Now that it's Fall, you can also order the delicious chocolate Kringle from O & H.
                They also offer many other baked delicacies.

                Here in Wisconsin we're able to find fresh kringles in our local grocery stores, however, if you live further away try asking your local stores if they'll start ordering from one of the Racine bakeries, and they may be interested in doing so, even if it would be a weekend specialty item for them.

                Link: http://www.ohdanishbakery.com/index.htm

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                  joypirate RE: Jim Leff Nov 2, 2005 11:17 AM

                  Just got my new Cheryl & Co. catalog yesterday and they're selling Kringles this year. I think it's a new item as I don't recall seeing it before. I can't vouch for the Kringle, but I can vouch for their cookies, especially the sugar cookies with icing.

                  Couldn't link to the Kringle page directly, just do a search for it and it comes right up.

                  Link: http://www.cherylandco.com/

                  1. chef chicklet RE: Jim Leff Nov 6, 2006 02:32 PM

                    Does anyone have a recipe for this "Kringle". I have never had one. Growing up in Oregon, our town had a Scandanavian Festival and still does every August. I don't recall this pastry. Just the Ebelskiver (spelling) and the beer garden. Anyway, I'd love to try to create this if you have a recipe. They sound wonderful!

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