Friday, May 21, 2010
Feel free to e-mail me your experiences, photos, feelings or suggestions. Downtown Pittsburgh locations are best, but if I can't make it in to try it out myself, I can always make you a guest blogger!
Today's edition: The Crazy Mocha Muffin.
I've chosen Cranberry today, which is a daring move for me -- the blueberry queen of America. But alas, there were no blueberry muffins this morning. While I was a bit nervous initially as the last one in the bunch didn't appear to have many (or any) cranberries on the surface, I was more than pleasantly surprised upon first nibble to find a more than sufficient amount waiting for me inside!
HOWEVER -- anyone who knows me will tell you I cannot and will not eat or smell or even look at an orange or anything flavored that way. So morning munchers beware: the Crazy Mocha Cranberry Muffin is, in fact, the Crazy Mocha Cranberry with-a-slight-bit-of-orange Muffin. It was not so much that I had to toss it (who would do such an awful thing), but it was enough that I had to close my eyes mid-nom and think of a marsh full of cranberries and nothing else.
That being said, I must admit that I am very rarely disappointed in any baked good (or Chai Latte for that matter) that Crazy Mocha serves up, and with more and more popping up around the county (I believe I counted 26, now?!) it's becoming a Pittsburgh staple!
1 Cranberry with-a-slight-bit-of-orange Muffin: $1.97
Tip: (I go there a lot and rarely tip, it was time) $1.00
TOTAL for one: $2.97
Of course I love Crazy Mocha. It's my first Fresh Baked Friday blog for a reason! It may not be a bakery or even technically a "breakfast joint" -- it's more of a coffee oasis -- but I'm going to start with what I know and what I love. CM is the only place I order coffee or tea as it just tastes more fresh than the others.
MOVE OVER STARBUCKS! The goat is barreling through!