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Gingerbread Construction Co.-- anybody been?

Notorious EMDB Jul 13, 2006 09:11 PM

The husband reported getting a box of this Winchester company's muffins as work swag, and having an utterly delicious chocolate/raspberry/cream muffin reminiscent of what hostess cakes dream of being. According to their website, they have a retail store and lots of kinds of muffins. Are they worth a trip from Jamaica Plain? Thanks.

  1. rlh Mar 13, 2014 01:24 PM

    All of the dessert muffins I have had from this place have been amazing - no one has mentioned the pumpkin with cream cheese frosting - also awesome without the frosting which they usually can do if you ask - strawberry shortcake is another favorite, though a couple of times the strawberries inside were still frozen. The prices are low relative to the massive size, and they are always fresh. I go to Winchester most often - usually only after at least a couple of hours of hiking in the Fells (what a reward - the equally awesome alternative is warm bread from nearby Mamadou's bakery - only open 10-3p, however, and they run out quickly).

    1. ScubaSteve Mar 13, 2014 09:17 AM

      Absolutely. Carrot Cake muffins and the seasonal (still banana creme iirc) are Very Good.

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        pemma Mar 13, 2014 08:39 AM

        They are really good muffins and they have and interesting variety, but unless you are some kind of muffin freak, I don't think they warrant a trip from JP to Winchester. Maybe you could do it once as a special treat, but I don't see it on a regular basis.

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          RoyRon Mar 13, 2014 07:40 AM

          The Carrot Cake muffins are absolutely the best I have ever had. I also like their Apple Cinnamon and Coffee Cake muffins too. They also have an excellent selection of cookies, especially their chocolate chip

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            Bouchard Mar 13, 2014 05:58 AM

            Wouldn't it be easier to go to Wakefield?

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            1. re: Bouchard
              MeffaBabe Mar 13, 2014 11:56 AM

              The Winchester store is about a mile off either 93 or about 2 miles from 128, either one coming from JP.

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              newhound Jul 14, 2006 12:50 AM

              Well, yeah, they are everything that previous posters say, but they aren't made with particularly high quality ingredients, and there is definitely a calorie hangover. They seem engineered for maximum sugary pleasure. I used to allow myself one when they had a store in Lexington right off the bike path, and I'd bike out from Cambridge. Worth a try, but watch your waist...

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                MeffaBabe Mar 13, 2014 06:21 AM

                I don't think you mean they do not use high quality ingredients, maybe you are trying to say it's not something you could eat all the time because it's so full of sugary and whipped creamy goodness. I am sure they use really fresh high quality ingredients to make these decedent morsels of goodness.

                They are more like cupcakes than muffins -
                gingerbread is delicious as is the strawberry shortcake

                their cookies are pretty darn good also! Love their white chocolate macadamia nut.

                Run run run but get there early!

                1. re: MeffaBabe
                  devilham Mar 13, 2014 11:12 AM

                  "they are more like cupcakes than muffins" is the truth. My work brings them in when we have to work on saturdays during our busy season (accountants-not me, I'm IT, but I still got to be there), and while I have no sweet tooth, my son who comes in with me thinks there great.

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                BJK Jul 13, 2006 09:46 PM

                Don't forget the chocolate cream muffins.


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                  Ladycale Jul 13, 2006 09:43 PM

                  Decadent muffins ranging from the typical blueberry-type breakfast muffins to rich, icing covered, gingerbread and carrot cake muffins that are more like dessert than breakfast. It makes my mouth water just thinking about it. If you're counting calories at all you may want to skip, but otherwise it's worth a trip in my opinion. I may have to go out soon...

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                    tomaneng Jul 13, 2006 09:23 PM

                    Eat no carbs fo a week then use your last energy to run there...oooh the muffins.

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                      hargau Jul 13, 2006 09:16 PM

                      I have not actually been, but I used to work someplace where they would bring in muffins from there about once a month. For those alone I would say its worth going! The ginger bread muffins are amazing. Also if you like carrot cake (I dont) I hear those ones are great as well. Oh just remembered the Boston Creme muffins too, Probally all the muffins!

                      1. LindaWhit Jul 13, 2006 09:16 PM

                        Run....do not pass GO, do ***NOT*** collect $200!

                        The gingerbread with cream cheese filling muffin is my absolute favorite...apple 'n' spice also good, and coworkers rave over those strawberry shortcake ones as well. I just can't NOT pick up the gingerbread muffin. :-)

                        There's also a location in Wakefield right off the rotary. They are SO....DAMN.....GOOD!!!!

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