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Feb 22, 2014 11:16 AM

Iggy's English muffins?

I was looking over the brunch menu at the new M. C. Spiedo at the Renaissance Hotel and noticed that they say their Eggs Benedict is served over Iggy's English muffins. I've never noticed these around town or at the retail store in Cambridge. Has anyone tried them (or seen them) before?

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  1. I've had them at Trident quite a few times and they are DELICIOUS. Denser and chewier than the ones you buy at the store. Highly recommend!

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    1. re: SaraASR

      Thanks, Sara. I emailed Iggy's to find out if the English are available retail. I hope so! I would imagine that their English would be awesome.

    2. I went to the Iggy's factory store this morning and they were all very certain that Iggy's does not make English muffins.

      Not sure what the story is with these places.

      I warned them that there were going to get a lot of inquiries about this today.

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      1. re: Bob Dobalina

        Here's the menu that started the search:

        I'll report back if they respond to my email. Maybe they just need to start making them for retail if don't currently.

        1. re: bear

          One of the Iggy's folks recalled another customer who came in and assumed everything was gluten-free, because some restaurant / cafe stated that they had gluten-free Iggy's products. "Nothing we have is gluten-free" said Iggy's.

          With that thought, I leave you this video tidbit about gluten from "This is the End" (I am not sure if language is SFW.)

          1. re: Bob Dobalina

            Awesome video, Bob. Thanks for the chuckles. Perfect for sharing with a few key folks.

            Gluten-free Iggy's products...kind of an oxymoron.

            Anyway, it did cross my mind that the M. C. Spiedo (the name makes me think of the summer Olympics) menu was probably written by someone who heard that all their bread products were Iggy's breads so just added that gratuitously. SaraASR gives me hope, though, about the muffins at the Trident. Their menu doesn't mention anything, though.

            1. re: bear

              Bummer that restaurants are gratuitously using Iggy's name to tout non-existent products. But I wouldn't necessarily jump to "gluten-free Iggy's products…oxymoron". No, they don't make any now, but no reason to a priori assume they wouldn't have any offerings in that vein.

              1. re: Science Chick

                True, although I'm guessing they'd need a substantially separate space for that. It certainly is a huge market, though.

      2. Case closed. Iggy's replied and said that they do not make English muffins, so M. C. Spiedo is sadly mistaken.

        Bummer, I bet they'd be awesome.

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        1. re: bear

          that's not a good start to a newly opened restaurant unless their baker/pastry chef's name is iggy or an in house recipe inspired by iggy pop.

        2. Not too far away in Harvard Square, Crema definitely does make their own English muffins and I can state with certainty that they are excellent.

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          1. re: Parsnipity

            Sherman cafe in Union Sq also I think makes their own English muffins. Never tried them, though. Making my own at home has been a revelation.