If you’re looking for a chance to relive your childhood love affair with dessert, The Crispery and Momofuku Milk Bar are cooking up nostalgia in Roslyn, Long Island and New York City. The Crispery offers 14 different types of Rice Krispie Treats including smores-filled and chocolate cookie-filled versions, each one oozing with sticky marshmallow . Momofuku Milk Bar takes things up a notch with their Candy Bar Pie, featuring the best of all things peanut butter, caramel, toffee, pretzel, and cookie. Both were delicious but only one will make your wallet AND your stomach happy…
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Long Island & NYC Dessert: The Crispery’s Suped Up Rice Krispie Treats & Momofuku Milk Bar’s Candy Bar PieMarch 5, 2009
“Pop the the pretzel-covered sea-salted caramel ($2.25) in your mouth in one bite,” said the smiley counter girl. “You need to contain the liquidy caramel.” I happily obliged and was immediately searching for a counter to lean on. All my energy surged to my taste buds, the better to absorb the transcendent flavor transformation taking place. Salty crunch gives way to smokey caramel and when the dark chocolate appears, the swoon begins, your mind overcome by a chocolate work of art. What better name than “Bespoke”, defined as “custom-made”, for a place where everything from the ingredients, to the selection and even the location, is unique. Read on to discover how to find Bespoke Chocolates plus a look at some other delicious items…
The crunchy exterior provided by a bed of crushed pretzel gives way to decadent, silky deliciousness.
NYC Food Guy loves bakeries that create unique and fresh desserts. The only trouble is, when you find a place like this, it’s hard not getting one of everything. I’m taking it upon myself to make things easier for you by discovering what’s delicious at Pinisi Bakery on 4th Street near 1st Avenue. Read on for a new take on red velvet cake, a surprisingly delicious cupcake and some chocolate filled treats.
Tim Tams are the best packaged cookie NYC Food Guy has ever eaten and now, finally, they’re in the United States at Target Stores. Imagine chocolate cookies sandwiching silky chocolate creme all dipped in smooth milk chocolate. You’ve never heard of Tim Tams because they’re from Australia. Ever wonder why Australia seems like a happy place? The answer is Tim Tams. And now, thanks to Pepperidge Farm, you can find Tim Tams at Target until March 2009. You need to eat some immediately and then contact Pepperidge Farm to tell them WE WANT TIM TAMS TO STAY!
You can buy Tim Tams in two varieties: Caramel & Chocolate Creme. I opt for the chocolate creme because I find the caramel an unnecessary distraction to the deliciousness of the silky chocolate creme. You should buy these for the Tim Tam Slam alone. Pepperidge Farm should put Tim Tam Slam instructions on the box. But since they don’t, read on…
Tim Tam Slam: Bite off both ends of a Tim Tam and use it as a straw for hot chocolate or coffee. The result is a mess of warm, melty chocolate deliciouness. Get some now and don’t forget to contact Pepperidge Farm and tell them WE WANT TIM TAMS TO STAY!
You’re looking at Vanilla (top) & Cinnamon (bottom) Liege Wafels from the Wafels & Dinges Truck. Try to ignore the deliciousness of both the liege wafels below, because one is significantly better. Read on to find out which wafel’s better, what a liege wafel actually is plus how to maximize your cost/delicious quota with the “Wafel of Massive Deliciousness.”
Vanilla Liege ($4) with Nutella (+$1), Strawberries (+$1) & Powdered Sugar
Cinnamon Liege ($4) with Nutella (+$1) & Whipped Cream (+$1)
NYC Food Guy Note: I’m on vacation in California so I’m sending you on a NY Food Tour to keep your stomach happy while I’m gone. Enjoy the deliciousness.
- What: Decadent vanilla custard, with a consistency similar to banana pudding, sandwiched between two slices of pastry puff covered in vanilla icing. What more do I have to say? Despite its sloppy appearance, it remains one of the best desserts I’ve ever had.
- Cost: $3 for a massive slice
- Where: 68 East 1st Street b/t 1st & 2nd Avenue NY, NY 10003 212-979-5200
- Website: http://www.tuckshopnyc.com/
- Inside info: Tuck Shop serves Australian street food including delicious meat pies and lamingtons (pound cake with jam in the middle rolled in chocolate and coconut) until 5AM on Friday & Saturday. Pick up some Tim Tams, on the popularity level with Oreos in Australia, from the tiny grocery section. They’re the best packaged cookies I’ve ever had. Look into the Tim Tam Slam for maximum enjoyment.
Darrell Lea’s “Rocklea Road” combines light, fluffy marshmallow, roasted peanuts and toasted coconut smothered in either dark or milk chocolate. It’s like eating all the best Russell Stovers candys in one bite.
Tim Tams are “Australia’s favorite biscuit”. They’re also by far the best packaged cookie I’ve ever had and I dream about the day they appear in U.S. supermarkets.