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Possibly Coming to a Food Emporium Near You: Cronuts

scoopG Aug 21, 2013 07:07 AM

Called Croissant Donuts, these were spotted in the Food Emporium on 87th and Madison. Made daily by Melita Bakery in the Bronx, the manager said. He thought they were being rolled out at all metro locations. Cannot vouch for the taste or how they might compare to the real McCoy as they appear sickly sweet. They have been selling out daily within an hour of delivery. Two for $7.00

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  1. kosmose7 RE: scoopG Aug 21, 2013 07:20 AM

    Somebody was not satisfied with them. :)


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      Ttrockwood RE: kosmose7 Aug 21, 2013 02:14 PM

      Yikes! And eeew...

    2. Monica RE: scoopG Aug 21, 2013 07:46 AM

      Yesterday at Treehaus deli in midtown east, I spotted dough'ssant by Chikalicious..bought a plain one and ate it on the way to work...after a first bite, i made a U turn, went back to the deli and bought 2 more. It was like $6 each!! sheesh but was worth it. The cream was very delicious(why is it so hard to find good pastry cream in NYC??) and loved the texture as well. Anyone know how much it is at the Chikalicious location?

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        kosmose7 RE: Monica Aug 21, 2013 08:04 AM

        It was like $4 at ChikaLicious if I remember correctly.
        When I tried Cronut for the fourth time last month, the dough became too chewy and tough, and I thought ChikaLicious dough'ssant tasted better than Cronut.

        >why is it so hard to find good pastry cream in NYC?
        Tell me about it!!!

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          foodwhisperer RE: kosmose7 Aug 21, 2013 09:49 AM

          These commercial bakeries, do not use the best ingredients. It is like the black and whites in Starbucks, they look like black and whites but they are almost inedible. I don't understand the phenomenon with CroNuts, they don't really taste that good. Dominic Ansel's are the best though. Others see it as a way to rip off the consumer and make huge profit margins, not caring if they are good or not. If it is in FE then it will be in all their stores, probably will also be in Pathmark and Waldbaums since it is the same buyer for all of them.

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            kosmose7 RE: foodwhisperer Aug 21, 2013 10:33 AM

            Wait until you try ChikaLicious version! :)

      2. Ttrockwood RE: scoopG Aug 21, 2013 02:10 PM

        Saw a sign for these outside the food emporium on 3rd ave near 31st today, didn't think anything from food emp would be worth the cash and calories tho....

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          janethepain RE: Ttrockwood Aug 21, 2013 04:36 PM

          Can't say I'm not intrigued, though they look awful in that Eater review. Pretty expensive for a crappy-sounding supermarket baked good!

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