Monday, August 12, 2013

Cronut™ delivery service offers Cronuts™ for $35 each (aka, Noted)



A reader shares this Craigslist post marked "East Village":

I have 4 delectable cronuts from Dominique Ansel Bakery available for delivery 8/13, 8/14, 8/15, 8/16 and 8/17.

$35 per Cronut.

Cronuts™ are those half croissant, half doughnut things that people stand in line for over on Spring Street. They go for $5 retail.

Anyway, certainly not the first Cronut™ delivery service... and certainly not the last...

28 comments:

Glenn Belverio said...

This reminds me of the time I sold my standing-room invite to a Calvin Klein fashion show for $75 on CL.

1:13 pm said...

$35? that's about 1/3 off from June http://www.today.com/food/100-cronut-chef-crack-down-delivery-service-scalpers-6C10331959. Maybe that's a sign of the cronutpocalypse. Reminds of the tulipmania in the 1600s.

Anonymous said...

What's sad is there's a new generation who think this is a real New York experience.

~evilsugar25 said...

In addition to Dunkin' Cronuts offering their take, there's a bakery here in the Chelsea Market offering both full size "croissant doughnuts" and mini-bites. The place is lousy with 'em! I will never try one, just on principle!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this - I had been looking for such a service, and this seems like a great deal! Can't wait to enjoy my warm and moist Cronut tomorrow.

blue glass said...

has standing on line become a status symbol?
are the ramen burger and cronut craze just the beginning?
the city seems so over-crowded these days, and most of the remaining decent, affordable local spots are full of noisy students and tourists - and now there are also long lines.
this along with the bar crawls has ruined life here.

ShutUpHooker said...

Like the Soup Nazi and the current gaga over food trucks, its overpriced food that people will stop taking when their doctor tells them its time for statins or they wake up in the hospital with a stent on one of the arteries of their hearts.

Legitimate Golf said...

Are these things protected by patent or something? If not I'm going to try making some in my kitchen and selling them out my apartment.

shmnyc said...

1:13 pm,
Tulipmania! Whoa! I was just reading about that in George Orwell's Lear, Tolstoy and the Fool:
"If Shakespeare is all that Tolstoy has shown him to be, how did he ever come to be so generally admired? Evidently the answer can only lie in a sort of mass hypnosis, or 'epidemic suggestion'. The whole civilized world has somehow been deluded into thinking Shakespeare a good writer, and even the plainest demonstration to the contrary makes no impression, because one is not dealing with a reasoned opinion but with something akin to religious faith. Throughout history, says Tolstoy, there has been an endless series of these 'epidemic suggestions' -- for example, the Crusades, the search for the Philosopher's Stone, the craze for tulip growing which once swept over Holland, and so on and so forth."
Small world!

Anonymous said...

This points out the class bias against the people's cronut: Dunkin' Donuts.

izF said...

Celery was considered to be a luxury food in the 1850's and presented in crystal vases at wealthy people's dinner parties.
We humans are bananas.
OH! And in the 1890's when bananas first began being imported to the US they were presented on the table in crystal "banana stands".
Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. Love it.

shmnyc said...

izF,
re bananas: Interesting. And it didn't take long after that for bananas to be worth sending the Marines into Central America to protect!

Anonymous said...

ChikaLicious is offering something similar -- per their sign over on E. 10th.

John said...

Just wait til there's a Crunkin Cronuts on every block

Anonymous said...

why don't you just buy and donut and a croissant and eat both at the same time.

Sinestra said...

Deliver us from this stupidity

Anonymous said...

Nice cut and paste job SMDH!

moe said...

Per izF, above, celery really is a wonderful luxury food even today, so cheap always available tasty and healthy, I lost a bunch of weight on the simple idea of instead of other snacks, grabbed a couple celery stalks dipped in just a little little plain hummus, very satisfying because so bulky and pretty delish! You too can get skinny and healthier this cheap easy way!

And CelRay soda, hey is that still around? Actually I thought that was gross as a kid.

Anonymous said...

This cronut hysteria is like something from an episode of Portlandia, and even they would probably have thought that the idea of someone paying $35 for a stale donut was too ludicrous for satire.

Aren't food establishments supposed to be posting nutritional information under Bloomberg's watch on New Yorker's eating habits? These cronuts must have a substantial amount of fat, sugar and calories. Those hipsters standing in line will think twice when their skinny jeans don't fit.

ShutUpHooker said...

These are gluten free right, I wanna stay healthy so my weekend with my bros & beckas are clear for keggers, vaping cat piss & hookas filled with caffeine free tobacco...

Oh, and cronuts has too many syllables, can we shorten it to Crunt?

rob said...

After forty years, I have not forgotten reading Tolstoy's trashing of Shakespeare, particularly Lear. (-:
Taleb's recent "Black Swan" is probably right that popularity responds to a statistical anomaly -- prestige accrues more prestige; critics piggyback on it, neglecting many worthy artists who didn't reach the requisite threshold of recognition, and ignoring the weaknesses of the Shakespeares. Tulip bulb investors similarly piggy backed on a real return during the bubble.

But Cronuts are too perishable to create a bubble. The mark up you see is not the exchange of investors in a bubble, but the use-value service of not having to wait on line. Cronutmania is a mere fad, not a bubble.

Chris F. said...

"Crunkin' Cronuts"! OMG, that had me doubled over laughing. Well done, John @ 5:40.

Crazy Eddie said...

This is where you go. The best.

http://vanishingnewyork.blogspot.com/2007/12/donut-pub.html

Oh Wow! And Only $55 for a Soda to Go with My Cronut. Wotta Deal! said...

My suspicion is that these "Cronut delivery services" are just faking their sales to try to get gullible folks with too much cash to buy a cronut from them.

Look at the post from Anon 1:38 pm for example. Who here does not believe that poster to be the $35 rip off purveyor of the Craigslist ad that was linked to?

Anonymous said...

That's ridiculous.

Bucket of Chunder said...

Agreed, 3:23AM.

Cronuts, eh.

Ahhh, a mixture of Cronuts and stale beer would fill my currently empty Bucket of Chunder quite nicely.

Do frat boys eat Cronuts?

Anonymous said...

Does he deliver to prison?

Call Me Maeby Fünke said...

Yo, what happened to my comment about holding out and being in line for a frozen banana stand at a boardwalk near you? I've been Bluthed.