Sad days for cupcakes...
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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sad days for cupcakes...

So remember when Monoprix started selling cupcakes in their bakery section?  Now, truth be told, I love Monoprix.  It's like the French Target meets American supermarket (ishly).  There is a bakery section with mediocre breads and pastries, inexpensive, but decent.  I was surprised, however, to see the cupcake among the ranks of the eclairs and millefeuilles the other day.

Naturally, I bought them.  Chocolate chocolate and raspberry.  Far from the worst cupcakes I have ever had, they were also really far from the best.  The chocolate cake was stiff and the icing tasted like it came from a can.  The raspberry was just weird.

Kudos for the effort but the 2.50 euros that I spent on it could have been better spent.  I just hope no one tasted this cupcake for the first time because I'm not sure if it's super sweet icing and and odd texture would turn them on to the dessert...

3 comments:

  1. oh i tried them too...exactly not the worst...but a poor excuse.

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  2. Ermm haven't had the misfortune of trying the Monoprix ones, but have you tried the ones at Starbucks? They feel like soap and the driest sponge :(

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  3. I had a (surprisingly) good one at a Starbucks in the 16th...the peanut butter one...while it wasn't worth how much I paid for it, I was surprised by the lack of disaster that it could have been!

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