Crumbs Bake Shop Debuts Cronut Knockoff

Introducing, the Crumbnut

Crumbs has released their newest product, the Crumbnut.

Despite the news that the Cronut line outside Dominique Ansel's bakery is reportedly shorter in the post-summer season, we still don't want to brave a line of Cronut lovers who have gotten a second wind.

Enter: Crumbs Bake Shop, one of the few chains that has somehow figured out how to mass-produce the Cronut. Granted, Crumbs is a bit smaller than, say, Dunkin' Donuts, but the new Crumbnuts are available in the New York Tri-State area as well as Los Angeles.

"This delicious hybrid of a donut-shaped pastry with the consistency of a flaky croissant can be served plain with powdered sugar or filled with decadent Bavarian cream," for $2.95 (and, as the press release notes, without the hourlong wait). (Try two hours.) Word is the chain is testing it out in these two markets before a potential nationwide expansion. Personally, we think Crumbs should just made a croissant cupcake, but this works, too.

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