Kaminsky’s Makes More Kronutz, Wants More Money For Them

kronut2Following last week’s sell-out, Kaminsky’s has raised the production – and the price – of its quasi-cronut.

Kronutz now retail for $5, a 60 percent increase from the initial purchase price. But buyers can take some solace in knowing they now have a better chance of scoring the cult croissant-doughnut cross:  The bakery plans to make 50 Kronutz on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The first-come, first-serve rule and two-Kronutz-per-person limit are still in effect.

Kamisky’s opens at noon on the weekends. Good luck.

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Copycat Cronuts Come to Kaminsky’s Baking Co.

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Dominique Ansel has already moved on to the “magic souffle,” a sturdy, Grand Marnier-filled brioche which sold out within 15 minutes of its debut last Friday, but Charleston’s now catching up with the treat that made the New York City pastry chef a national sensation.

Kaminsky’s Baking Company this week is issuing the city’s first “KronutZ”, a play on the croissant-doughnut cross that briefly sold for upwards of $20 on the NYC black market. To protect his cronut supply, Ansel imposed a two-cronut-a-person limit on rabid fans who started lining up outside his bakery two hours before opening.

Kaminsky’s is borrowing that tactic, meting out its daily supply of 25 KronutZ on a first-come, first-serve basis, limiting customers to a two KronutZ maximum. KronutZ will only be available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, starting at noon (Ansel’s SoHo unleashes its cronuts at 8 a.m., so late-risers should appreciate the schedule.) Continue reading

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