There is Now a Black Market for Cronuts
With everyone clamoring whilst drooling over themselves to get their hands on a Cronut, it was only a matter of time before these delicate pastries hit the black market. And by black market we mean Craigslist.
As Bloomberg food critic Ryan Sutton first pointed out, “Cronut Scalping Has Begun!” According to Sutton, die-hard Cronut fans have been lining up outside of Dominique Ansel bakery, waiting for up to 90 minutes to snatch up this half-croissant, half-donut delicacy.
Of course, there are only a set number of Cronuts available daily, so some folks are out of luck and their wait is in vain. Then there’s the people who don’t have the luxury of living in NY or the time to queue up by the bakery. So what’s a Cronut-deprived soul to do?
Hit up this guy, apparently:
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If you need them delivered to Manhattan from SoHo, it’ll cost you $20 per Cronut, $30 to Queens and $40 to Brooklyn. The delivery guy also notes that the five is the max, since he will be eating one himself, naturally.
Here’s to hoping he delivers to California. Goodness knows I’d be willing to shell out for a few of these flaky, creamy bites of heaven.
H/T The Bad Deal
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