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Cruffs - House of Cream Puffs

piano boy Nov 17, 2010 08:36 PM

I've checked their website once in a while and it seems as though their retail location is open.

Looks interesting, very single SKU which works for cupcakes, maybe macarons, but cream puffs?

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    sirdinealot Nov 18, 2010 04:55 AM

    Dropped into Cruffs the other day. They have been open for a short while now. You select from a menu of different flavored creams and from a stainless steel container (resembles the ketchup dispensers at the Saddledome) they push the cream into the puff. I tried the vanilla cream. Flavor was very nice. I think it was $2.75 for a cream puff. Keep in mind that these aren't the large puffs from your childhood.

    1. anonymoose Nov 18, 2010 06:57 AM

      And which city would this be?

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      1. re: anonymoose
        cancowboy Nov 18, 2010 07:12 AM

        2312A – 4th Street SW

      2. sweeterpea Nov 18, 2010 07:56 AM

        Looks similar to Beard Papa. Will have to try it one day!

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        1. re: sweeterpea
          John Manzo Nov 18, 2010 08:08 AM

          Actually it's not like Beard Papa- this style of cream puff is popular in Indonesia. I didn't like how the filling was very thin and squirted out the end, but I was only there during their soft opening and maybe what I had wasn't perfected. I prefer the product at Beard Papa but I'm happy to give these guys another try since what they're doing is unique on this side of the pond.

          1. re: John Manzo
            sirdinealot Nov 18, 2010 08:13 AM

            Filling still squirts out of the end. Maybe by design so it can be pumped into the puff.

        2. cellophane_star Nov 23, 2010 08:23 AM

          I was walking by a few weeks ago and a girl was giving out samples. I had half of a lemon cream filled puff. The cream was a little too tart and the pastry wasn't that fresh. I wouldn't pay $2.75 for just one of these.

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