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magic Jan 4, 2013 03:24 PM

The mmmuffins at Yonge/Eglinton Centre closed down. That must have been there for 25 years.

It might sound silly, but I really love mmmuffins. With each one that closes I die a little.

One of the few baked goods in Toronto that tastes the same now as they did decades ago.

This is sad. Please buy a muffin when you run across a location! I don't want to lose this shrinking chain. You won’t be disappointed.

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    Blush Jan 5, 2013 01:12 PM

    As kids we loved the giant chocolate chip cookies from mmmuffins. Bonus if they were fresh out of the oven and still goooey.

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      Dr Butcher Jan 5, 2013 09:07 PM

      I have always been a fan of the cheddar muffin, as long as they were fresh. The chocolate chip was a close second. I don't mall shop enough, haven't had a Mmmmmmuffin in years.

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        magic Jan 6, 2013 07:45 AM

        I wouldn't worry about it, they're not in too many malls anymore :(

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      mstestzzz002 Jan 4, 2013 11:12 PM

      i saw the closed Y&E location just before xmas. the mmmuffins were amazing in the morning, fresh out of the oven. but i noticed just before then that the Y&E mmmuffins were getting smaller - maybe it was just me.

      the mmmuffins website hasn't updated to the closed Y&E location yet. consistency is good amongst the different locations unlike "treats" stores.

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        magic Jan 5, 2013 05:36 AM

        I remember LOVING Treats as a kid. The cookies have been awful since I was a teenager though. Franchisees seem to have their own recipes, and none taste like the cookies I knew when I was younger.

        Mmmuffins never wavered, in my experience.

        I do not have any issues with muffin size, but I mostly frequent the PATH locations, not the Y/E location. That's interesting....

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        bbbradk Jan 4, 2013 10:18 PM

        They used to be so big, now they are tiny

        1. CocoaChanel Jan 4, 2013 03:50 PM

          The cornmeal muffin is sooo good!

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            alvino Jan 7, 2013 10:47 AM

            I'm a big cornmeal muffin fan. I find the ones mmmuffins makes OK. But I have not found in Toronto (though I keep on looking) the same kind of really delicious cornmeal muffins that are generally available in New York City.

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              justsayn Jan 7, 2013 08:18 PM

              What is the difference?

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                alvino Jan 9, 2013 10:04 AM

                They generally have a deeper, richer, more satisfying taste.

          2. Chester Eleganté Jan 4, 2013 03:38 PM

            It's cuz they're the same company as Timothy's now and so they're focusing more on those stores. Uptown, the one at Hillcrest Mall is still going strong.

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              magic Jan 4, 2013 03:43 PM

              Good to hear about Hillcrest location.

              Timothy's should focus on improving business at mmmuffins.

              They've got a great product they are letting die.

              Why not bring in muffins to Timothy's locations instead of selling that generic baked goods garbage??

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              cheesymama Jan 4, 2013 03:28 PM

              They're a guilty pleasure of mine! I can rarely walk by one without buying.

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                magic Jan 4, 2013 03:31 PM

                Nor I :-(

              2. kwass Jan 4, 2013 03:25 PM

                For you Magic...absolutely!!

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                  magic Jan 4, 2013 03:30 PM

                  Aww, thanks! They really are good! You'll get something out of it. I love the chocolate chip muffins and cornmeal muffins too.

                  Most remaining locations are along the downtown PATH now I think - Union Station, Commerce Court and what not. I'm sure there are more elsewhere. But not bloody many.

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                    justsayn Jan 4, 2013 03:34 PM

                    Count me in for a corn : )

                    I like those too.

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                      magic Jan 4, 2013 03:39 PM

                      Yessss!

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                        Chester Eleganté Jan 4, 2013 03:42 PM

                        Better than the cornmeal muffin at Richtree?

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                          magic Jan 4, 2013 03:45 PM

                          I think so. : )

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                      kwass Jan 4, 2013 03:36 PM

                      I remember the chocolate chip from when I was a kid. But I'll make a point of trying the corn muffin as well.

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                        magic Jan 4, 2013 03:39 PM

                        They have so many varieties, even if corn isn't your thing there are so many other good ones.

                        Next time at Union Station or near Commerce Court along the PATH....!

                        It breaks my heart that Y/E closed.

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                          kwass Jan 4, 2013 03:54 PM

                          I love corn muffins, so I'll definitely try one the next time I pass by.

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                            magic Jan 4, 2013 03:55 PM

                            Do!!!

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                              kwass Jan 4, 2013 04:02 PM

                              ;)

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