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I'm having a "senior moment" -- help me with this one, please.

CindyJ Jan 14, 2014 07:20 AM

What's the name of the mail order website that sells the English muffins that everyone raves about? Thanks!

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    ferret RE: CindyJ Jan 14, 2014 07:22 AM


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      ferret RE: ferret Jan 14, 2014 07:23 AM

      And I'd like to formally exclude myself from "everyone." I think they're overpriced Thomas' muffins - total waste of money.

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        latindancer RE: ferret Jan 14, 2014 08:16 AM

        As with so many thingsā€¦

        Emperor's new clothes.

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          magiesmom RE: ferret Jan 14, 2014 03:17 PM

          I agree

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          Motosport RE: ferret Jan 14, 2014 08:34 AM

          A friend used to send me a Wolferman's gift package every Christmas. Ugh!! I can say nothing to recommend them. Thomas' is so much better.
          Actually, we'd break them apart and put into the bird feeder. The Blue Jays and squirrels loved them.
          At some point I thanked my friend and gave him a heads up. No more hockey puck muffins.

        3. Davwud RE: CindyJ Jan 14, 2014 08:39 AM

          I have never had these but would be willing to concede that these are the very best English Muffins in the world. Forged by God herself.

          But I will NEVER order these. Are you freakin' kidding me?? Mail order EM's?? And the prices?? Pass.

          As I like to say, "Somewhere P. T. Barnum is smiling."


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            ferret RE: CindyJ Jan 14, 2014 10:41 AM

            They are part of the Harry & David (unstable) empire. Which also curiously includes Cushman's.

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              Motosport RE: ferret Jan 14, 2014 10:58 AM

              In this day and age when quality meat, produce, baked goods and sea food are available locally why use mail order? I guess it's the gift giving factor.
              We live 10 minutes from the ocean and several amazing fresh seafood markets. A good friend sent us a "Thank you" gift of Legal Seafood frozen "Clam Bake." Ugh!!
              It's the thought that counts.

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                Davwud RE: Motosport Jan 14, 2014 11:22 AM

                What thought was given to that gift??


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                  Motosport RE: Davwud Jan 14, 2014 11:50 AM

                  He lives far from the coast in upstate NY, knows we like seafood and "thought" a Legal Seafood Clam Bake was a great choice. It does look amazing on their web site.

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              FriedClamFanatic RE: CindyJ Jan 14, 2014 11:09 AM

              Cindy...I assume it is the wolfermans site you wanted, but Bays muffins are soooooo much better and even better than Thomas's which I prefer to wolfermans.

              If you're buying for yourself, most of the local markets have them in the refrigerated section near the eggs. if for a gift,You can buy a fairly large amount through amazon ( with a hefty shipping charge to boot). Amazon also offers Thomas's and wolferman's.

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                HillJ RE: CindyJ Jan 14, 2014 01:33 PM

                I was turned onto Bays English Muffins as a result of that thread and they are very good. Not super expensive just a bit harder to find (at least in my shopping area). I have never tried Wolferman's. I finally found the Bays at a specialty market in the dairy case, not the bread aisle.

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                  Motosport RE: HillJ Jan 20, 2014 10:49 AM

                  On your rec I picked up a package of Bays at Fairway NYC. They were good but could not compare with Thomas' I.M.H.O..
                  My biggest gripe is that they are pre-sliced and not "fork cut" so you lose all of the nooks and crannies. I love those nooks and crannies!!

                2. CindyJ RE: CindyJ Jan 14, 2014 03:57 PM

                  I've never ordered from Wolferman's, and I've never even tasted their muffins, but I thought it might be an idea to consider for a belated holiday "white elephant" gift exchange I'm going to, where I know at least one person would enjoy them. Oh, there are so many other things I'd rather bring -- the gift theme is "For the Senses" -- but I have a feeling my 91 year-old mom would have zero interest in most of the gifts that are likely to show up, and I thought if there was just ONE thing she'd like, I know she could end up with it. (And now you know the REST of the story!)

                  But okay, okay -- I hear ya... I'll come up with something else. :)

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                    ferret RE: CindyJ Jan 14, 2014 04:40 PM

                    This would be one of those situations where the perceived value by the recipient is far less than what you'll be spending ("oh, thanks, you just gave me $10 worth of muffins that I now have to find space in the freezer for"). That perceived value will drop further upon tasting. Get a Penzeys gift certificate or a collection of spices:


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                      Ttrockwood RE: CindyJ Jan 14, 2014 06:23 PM

                      Look, if your 91 year old mom likes Wolfermans muffins, then buy her the muffins!!! Make the lady happy!
                      Who cares if everyone else thinks they're crapola? (Just don't let her share them with you ;)

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                        FriedClamFanatic RE: CindyJ Jan 14, 2014 07:35 PM

                        Bring her the Bays and some Almond butter and She'll put you back into the will!

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