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Thursday
Mar172011

Flash in the Panera: Eating Muffin Tops from Panera Bread

CakeSpy Note: So, a few weeks ago Panera Bread emails me and says "would you like to be part of our blog program? We'll pay you." Well, you know, in so many words. So, naturally, I accepted their money and ate their sweet treats.

Guess what I did today? I went to Panera Bread and after reviewing their baked goods case for several moments, said "Give me your biggest muffin top".

Now, as the employee gently (but firmly) pointed out, they're actually called "Muffies". I'll tell you the honest truth, dear reader: I knew this. But I had made my decision.

Regardless of what you want to call them, they're pretty tasty. They had cornbread, pumpkin, and chocolate chip varieties on the day of my visit. 

Favorite by far? The chocolate chip variety. With a texture that seemed like the unholy yet delicious love child of a cookie, scone, and unfrosted cupcake, this moist, dense treat was satisfying, with a great, crusty top, giving way to a soft, cakey interior.

Plus, it's called a Muffin Top (I mean "muffie"), so it's totally an acceptable cake-for-breakfast type food.

Score!

To find a location close to you, visit panerabread.com; follow them on Twitter here, and find them on Facebook here.

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Reader Comments (6)

i have to agree with you on what to call them. something about requesting a "muffie" out loud in a public place just feels wrong to me. they do look quite yummy, tho...
March 17 | Unregistered Commenterandi
I found your blog doing a search for rose petals, don't know how, but just wanted to comment, that its one of the "tastiest" looking sites around!. The thought of muffin tops brings back memories from Seinfeld, and although, my company BuyRosePetals.com specializes in rose petals and wedding flowers, i like yours and hope we can link up
March 17 | Unregistered CommenterLisa otis
"Now, as the employee gently (but firmly) pointed out, they're actually called "Muffies". I'll tell you the honest truth, dear reader: I knew this. But I had made my decision."

I laughed, and heartily agree.
March 18 | Unregistered CommenterSudenveri
Oh man. I wish we had these in England! YUM. x
March 18 | Unregistered CommenterDanni
I'm ashamed to admit that I just recently discovered Panera Bread but everything I've had I've loved so far and this "Muffie" is next to try!
March 18 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly
Their baked goods always look amazing. I heard a rumor that there are "muffin top pans" now, so you can do it at home. I'm gonna have to find one of those!
March 20 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

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