Yesterday I stopped by the Crumbs Bakeshop in Midtown Manhattan, near Grand Central. I like to see what new flavors they have...but I wasn't expecting to see calorie counts next to them! I'm assuming it's part of New York City's calorie count law
The carrot cupcake seemed to be the one with the most calories: 600.
The most fun cupcakes, Love at First Bite:
I bought an assortment, which included coffee toffee (filled, very gooey), chocoberry, chocolate pecan pie and the Love at First Bite - $15 for the 4 cupcakes.
The smaller ones are a bit more manageable calorie-wise:
Speaking of Crumbs, they are expanding to Washington, DC, as announced in the press release below. The first one will open in March and the others will open in the months afterward.
NEW YORK, NY (November 16, 2009) – Due to a tremendous demand, CRUMBS Bake Shop, the first bake shop to introduce the gourmet cupcake, will debut their signature sized cupcakes and delectable sweet treats in the Washington, D.C. market in March 2010. The stores will be found in several neighborhoods including the downtown central business district, Georgetown, Cleveland Park, Foggy Bottom, Rockville (Maryland), Clarendon (Virginia) and Reston (Virginia), offering a variety of their delicious cupcakes, muffins, cookies, brownies, coffee and other baked goods.
“The D.C. market was the next logical choice for our expansion,” said Jason Bauer, CRUMBS CEO and co-founder. “The CRUMBS brand has strong name recognition in the market and we decided to listen to our fans who have been asking us for many months to come to D.C.”