Cronuts…To What Lengths Would You Go?
|July 9, 2013||Posted by Sarah under Food|
Have you heard of Cronuts yet? Well apparently all of NYC has and they are causing quite the buzz. They are the creation of James Beard Award winner Dominique Ansel and are described as half croissant, half doughnut. They are also filled with a flavored creme (July’s flavor is Blackberry) and then glazed. Sounds delicious right?!?
Well delicious or not, these suckers are going for $5 a piece and people are standing on line for over two hours to get them. Just take a moment to process that…$5 for a pastry and 2 hours of your life gone while waiting to ingest over 500 calories. Well I’m assuming it has to be that many calories.
The bakery’s website says that it is recommended that you be on line prior to 7:15 am to ensure that you have a chance in getting one and there is a limit of 2 per person. Chef Ansel only makes about 200 Cronuts per day, so you can imagine how quickly they are selling out. This high demand is causing Cronut scalpers to pop up and according to the Huffington Post, people are even offering them in return for sexual favors. I wish I was kidding, but I’m really not.
So this got me to thinking…how far would I go for food? Since I don’t really have a sweet tooth, I’m not sure I would stand on line for 2 hours for a Cronut. However, the foodie in me is intrigued! But I have driven out of my way for some pork belly tacos…oh man do I love tacos!
But that’s not very over the top, which is slightly surprising since I have a serious food obsession. I have to say that I find all of these food crazes to be a bit silly. Remember all the hoopla surrounding Magnolia Bakery when the gals from Sex in the City first went there?! Or even when a Sonic opened up here in CT, people were waiting for hours to eat an insanely unhealthy meal in their car. (Oh don’t get me started about eating in your car…)
And that leads to the question…why are these food crazes all so damn unhealthy? You don’t see people lining up for the latest trendy pro-biotic, Kombucha, wheatgrass, protein whatever! Probably because it wouldn’t taste very good. It’s only the deliciously bad for you, super fattening, sugary, fried foods that have people going berserk, which is so sad. Someone needs to come up with a healthy alternative that will have people waking up at the crack of dawn to get some. Now I would pay $5 for that!
How far are you willing to go for food? Would you wait on line for 2 hours for a Cronut?
Oh and if you are one of the lucky few to have actually tried a Cronut, you are now obligated to post a full report in the comments. 🙂