Has anyone been to Batch recently? I've wanting to go but it looks like it's gotten mixed reviews on the board. Any opinions or must-haves there?
Lastly, I read somewhere that they have cookie dough for sale that you can take home and bake yourself. Has anyone tried that as well?
I went last week and was so vastly disappointed! I got two cupcakes - the all-chocolate and a lemon-yuzu. The lemon cake was so dense it seemed either a) stale, b) incorrectly mixed (i.e. twice the flour), or c) like someone else's idea of a good cupcake. The chocolate flavor had a chemical tinge and the only good flavor came from the three tiny chocolate candies on top. Total on the 2 cupcakes came to $6.80, which I was accepting based on the premise that they would be delicious. But I threw them both away after two bites.
There selection changes often but The chocolate cupcake is amazing, probably the best I ever had (like it better than sweet sugar sunshine, magnolias and billy's). I did not like the raspberry-green tea combination. The banana was also very good. The coconut cake was very good. The chocolate brownie was o.k. The ginger cookie was amazing.
I went and tried a slice of cake w/raspberry filling that was actually pretty good--I think it was one of the Viennese style cakes? Honestly, the other offerings didn't look great--cupcakes were sort of puny and dessicated looking. Pichet Ong was in the house talking to another pastry chef when I went in.