Beginning today, March 1, New York City’s Magnolia Bakery is introducing a chocolate version of its beloved banana pudding — which may arguably be the best thing in the entire store.
Although the bakery, which exploded in popularity after being featured on Sex and the City and now includes international locations, is often credited with launching the city’s cupcake craze of the late ‘90s and early 2000s, true fans of Magnolia know that the cupcakes are just for beginners.
The real draw is the banana pudding, which Magnolia has since turned into one of its specialty cupcakes. On Yelp, a single location of Magnolia Bakery, in Manhattan’s Theater District, yields 657 mentions of the legendary banana pudding — it really is that good.
Now, the bakery has launched a chocolate pudding version of the classic dessert, with chocolate wafers and fresh slices of banana. If you need convincing, Magnolia will be offering free samples of the new pudding at all Magnolia locations today.