Definitely not moldy sofa cushions

28 08 2009

TRUST SOME witticisms on primetime television to slam your synapses and remind you about a post you had unconsciously relegated to the backburner.


“You won’t like the muffins here.  They taste like sofa cushions covered in moldy nuts.”


While I pitied the woman onscreen who had to suppress her hunger pangs as she returned the muffin on the countertop display, I was just so thankful that I’ve never found myself in the same predicament.  I’ve been satisfied with my muffin finds, including those I’d usually get from this place.

My latest muffin discovery happened while I was busy perusing the four-panel menu display in Burger King.  Scanning left to right – and back again a number of times – I realized I still ended up undecided.  When I bowed my head to channel “The Thinker” – somehow hoping to appeal to the patience of the person next in line to me with the semblance of me struggling deep in thought – that’s when I saw it!

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Newfound love – Otis Spunkmeyer® Low Fat Wild Blueberry Muffins!


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The closer I get to you... Hahaha! My new fave.

Inconspicuously displayed to the right of the cash register was a display of three muffins from – drum roll pleaaassseeeOtis Spunkmeyer®.  Yes, the Otis Spunkmeyer of my happiest one-and-a-half years in Folsom!  I would have tumbled all over if what they had on display were my favorite oatmeal raisin cookies. But the muffins and cookies they did have on display looked just as tempting I couldn’t complain.  Specifically, they had these – wild blueberry muffins, chocolate chocolate chip muffins, chocolate chip cookies, and white chocolate macadamia cookies.

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Part of my super yummy haul that night...


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What lie inside – a chocolate chip cookie on top of a white chocolate chip macadamia cookie!

A quick check of the packaging revealed that they were shipped here straight from the States.  And though they promise their treats to be “Oh…  so Good!™” and always “fresh baked,” something about being mass-produced and transported half-way around the world left me skeptical.  Besides, in the States I did get them straight out of the oven.  So understandably, with my haul of six muffins and six cookies, I lowered my expectations considerably.

But soon enough I realized that lowering my expectations was not needed at all.  The wild blueberry muffins – easily Spider-man’s favorite in the bunch – couldn’t even be thought of as dumbed-down versions of the literally freshly baked goodies they usually offer.  While most likely produced in huge batches, I could tell that Otis Spunkmeyer does believe that only the highest quality ingredients will do… and will go to their products.  The muffins were moist with a tender crumb, chockful of real wild blueberries!  And the best thing about them was that they clearly didn’t take literally what muffins are usually summarized to be – “sweet” and “quick” bread.  The sweetness was really just coy.  And though I’d almost always want my blueberry muffins to be topped with a yummy streusel of blueberry bits and a little coarse crust and crumbs, the glaze on top of Otis Spunkmeyer’s muffins did a great job just the same.  I think it even helped a lot in keeping the confection really moist!

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Perfectly "glazed" muffin top on the Otis Spunkmeyer® Wild Blueberry Muffin!


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The muffin really was chockful with real blueberries. Yummy!

I’ve yet to try the cookies.  But this early, Spider-man swears by the white chocolate macadamia already!

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Highly recommended stuff! Otis Spunkmeyer® is surely a name to trust!




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