Crazy For Cronuts: Picking Apart The Tasty Trend - scalpers selling them for up to $100 each

  • metta

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    Jul 15, 2013 3:35 PM GMT
    Crazy For Cronuts: Picking Apart The Tasty Trend


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    "A black market has sprung up, with scalpers selling them for up to $100 a pop."

    http://www.npr.org/2013/07/13/201807306/crazy-for-cronuts-picking-apart-the-tasty-trend
  • Memo_NYC

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    Jul 15, 2013 5:12 PM GMT
    Some people have too much money......
  • metta

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    Jul 15, 2013 5:34 PM GMT
    Sharpton saidWhat in the world is a cronut?


    part croissant and part donut
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    Jul 15, 2013 5:37 PM GMT
    they're popping up all over this area as Cro-Dos and Dosants too. everybody's getting in on their version of it.
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    Jul 15, 2013 6:23 PM GMT
    Uh oh... what will all of the cupcakeries do now?
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    Jul 15, 2013 7:23 PM GMT
    Myol saidUh oh... what will all of the cupcakeries do now?


    Make cup-cros?
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    Jul 15, 2013 8:04 PM GMT
    my boyfriend works there.... the horror
  • metta

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    Jul 15, 2013 8:14 PM GMT
    tmac saidmy boyfriend works there.... the horror


    can you get us a a version of the recipe that we can make from home? ;)

    I don't plan on visiting the east coast any time soon.
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    Jul 15, 2013 10:26 PM GMT
    Awww.. the east coast is a bit sadder for it.. icon_cry.gif

    metta8 said
    tmac saidmy boyfriend works there.... the horror


    can you get us a a version of the recipe that we can make from home? ;)

    I don't plan on visiting the east coast any time soon.
  • Breeman

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    Jul 15, 2013 10:36 PM GMT
    I'll take a dozen. I'd like to put on a few pounds.
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    Jul 15, 2013 11:40 PM GMT
    i_lick_boiz saidSome people have too much money......



    5 Dollars is too much money? I mean, I know that if you have a dollar in your wallet, than you're richer than like 98% of the world, or something like that, but still... 5 bucks for a doughnut/Croissant Hybrid of deliciousness isn't too steep.
  • metta

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    Jul 15, 2013 11:59 PM GMT
    ^
    If he sells them out at $5 each, each day, then technically, they are not priced too high for his target market. His market is not 98% of the World.

    But, as more competitors come in, he may find that he will need to decrease his prices then.
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    Jul 16, 2013 1:16 AM GMT
    metta8 said^
    If he sells them out at $5 each, each day, then technically, they are not priced too high for his target market. His market is not 98% of the World.

    But, as more competitors come in, he may find that he will need to decrease his prices then.


    I doubt it. One thing about this pastry is that it already has loyal followers. Every morning, people are lining up and waiting 2 to 3 hours just to get a taste. Sure he'll have competitors with a lower price point but the chef who created this pastry is an original and that's hard to match!
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    Jul 16, 2013 1:24 AM GMT
    Fk.. I need to be a baker not a chef. 100$ a pop... It's soo easy to make... I'd make a maple bacon burbon cronut.. icon_cool.gif
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    Jul 16, 2013 2:50 AM GMT
    Looks tasty, but wow, people spending $100 for a pastry?

    For $100, I expect at least a dozen of them, a bottle of wine and a group of naked musclemen to feed them to me, while fanning me with palm fronds and massaging my belly.

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  • Montague

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    Jul 16, 2013 2:51 AM GMT
    and yet I've never heard of them. hmmph.
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    Jul 16, 2013 2:53 AM GMT
    metta8 said
    tmac saidmy boyfriend works there.... the horror


    can you get us a a version of the recipe that we can make from home? ;)

    I don't plan on visiting the east coast any time soon.


    lol he has to pre order them himself and he works there
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    Jul 16, 2013 2:56 AM GMT
    All the transfat of two baked goods into one. Clog an artery icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 16, 2013 3:26 AM GMT
    I predict the Next Big Thing will be: croissant pizza crust!
  • Memo_NYC

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    Jul 16, 2013 5:16 AM GMT
    Sharpton said
    i_lick_boiz saidSome people have too much money......


    Its a cronut....money is NO object.


    I'm made of cronuts. ...hi.
  • Memo_NYC

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    Jul 16, 2013 5:19 AM GMT
    JeanDeau said
    i_lick_boiz saidSome people have too much money......



    5 Dollars is too much money? I mean, I know that if you have a dollar in your wallet, than you're richer than like 98% of the world, or something like that, but still... 5 bucks for a doughnut/Croissant Hybrid of deliciousness isn't too steep.


    I don't think you are looking at the same numbers I am...


    But, even so... $5 is a lot for a crusty doughnut.
  • Memo_NYC

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    Jul 16, 2013 5:20 AM GMT
    dc0776 saidLooks tasty, but wow, people spending $100 for a pastry?

    For $100, I expect at least a dozen of them, a bottle of wine and a group of naked musclemen to feed them to me, while fanning me with palm fronds and massaging my belly.

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    At the very minimum... And foot rub action too.
  • metta

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    Jul 16, 2013 5:20 AM GMT
    moose123 saidFk.. I need to be a baker not a chef. 100$ a pop... It's soo easy to make... I'd make a maple bacon burbon cronut.. icon_cool.gif


    I don't think that $100 is typical. However, a good pastry chef can make a pretty good living. The cost of training is not cheap....over $60k. At one time, my best friend was looking to take a pastry chef class because I told him that I enjoyed really good french pastries. When he looked into it, he could not find individual classes but found entire programs that started at over $60k. It was not worth it just to make a few pastries at home. ;)

    http://www.chefs.edu/Los-Angeles

    That reminds me....one of these days I want to eat at their restaurant

    http://www.chefs.edu/Student-Life/restaurants

    Menu:

    http://www.techniquerestaurant.com/TECHNIQUE_menu.pdf
    http://www.techniquerestaurant.com/locations/losangeles.html
  • Memo_NYC

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    Jul 17, 2013 11:14 AM GMT
    Ok... soooooo. Who wants to meet up, have coffee, and share a cronut?
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    Jul 17, 2013 11:38 AM GMT
    tmac saidmy boyfriend works there.... the horror


    So you will mail order me some to try then?

    ;)