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(Today)   Scalpers in NY are selling a single Cronut for $100 or 10 for $3,000. Wait, what's a Cronut and why does it defy math?   ( today.com) divider line
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2013-06-18 12:09:45 PM  
5 votes:
Behold the unbound joy in the faces of the lucky ones who are getting their cronuts for a mere five bucks a pop.

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2013-06-18 12:14:13 PM  
3 votes:
Who?  What? With my nuts?

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2013-06-18 12:01:54 PM  
3 votes:
would absolutely destroy the Cronut:

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2013-06-18 12:19:35 PM  
2 votes:
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2013-06-18 12:12:39 PM  
2 votes:

Amphipath: would absolutely destroy the Cronut:

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/You're no fun anymore
//hot like a cronut right outta the fryer.
2013-06-18 12:08:06 PM  
2 votes:
... as opposed to the "Bronut" which has to be at the gym in 26 minutes.
2013-06-18 12:03:13 PM  
2 votes:
How much do they cost in bitcoins?
2013-06-18 09:59:17 PM  
1 vote:

edmo: This is the one thing that convinces me New Yorkers aren't too bright: willingness to stand in line all the time.

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2013-06-18 01:49:56 PM  
1 vote:
Second lesson of the day: Keep supply below demand. You will notice that like Apple, I have intentionally limited access to my products. OK, slightly more than Apple. I have yet to sell a single panda ear. The bechamel sauce is ready, but I'm having difficulty sourcing the panda ears. However, I have a queue around the block. They're the next big thing.

I should contact that journo and let her know they're preselling for $5,000 apiece on the black market. It might even be true.
2013-06-18 01:06:51 PM  
1 vote:

give me doughnuts: Dirtybird971: If you pay 100 for a cronut you are a moron and should be shot.

If you stand in line for hours to get one, you should be laughed at with great derision.

someone sounds a little upset that they may have to change their fark handle to keep up with current trends.
2013-06-18 12:53:57 PM  
1 vote:
FTFA:  The first time he met a scalper, Ansel asked what happened to his other Cronuts after the man got back in line-the scalper looked him in the eye and told him he scalped them, Ansel said. "He was obviously drunk, and it scared me to think someone bought second-hand food off of him."
Which leads us to Ansel's major concern about schemers, scalpers and third-party delivery-food safety. "I don't know much about the delivery service, but I do hope they give people some sort of guarantee for hygiene. Here at the bakery, we have to answer to the Department of Health, but once it's out of our doors, I can't guarantee it hasn't been handled or (even worse), left out for days."

It's got a hole in the middle and it's filled with cream. If the worst thing the drunk scalper does is let it get a little stale, his buyers are leading a charmed life.
2013-06-18 12:10:38 PM  
1 vote:
"It's funny because I actually don't have much time to stay updated on all this, but a lot of customers will actively come and tell me about scalpers or trademark violators," he said. "I've received newspaper cut outs, e-mails, and even a note in the mail that was signed 'your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.'

Okay, either this is some new, lamer version of Spider-Man out there, who's policing doughnuts...

Or the logic of someone telling her about trademark violators while signing their notes, "your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man" completely eludes me.
2013-06-18 12:07:18 PM  
1 vote:

gweilo8888: It doesn't. They're not. I can claim I have a delivery service for freshly sliced panda ears with a bechamel sauce, and that I have been charging $7,032 to deliver each one. Doesn't make it true, or mean that a single person has used the service.

The real explanation is that if you tell a yellow journalist some piece of nonsense like the above, they'll promote your sliced panda ears for you. Or in this case, your croissant-donut hybrid. And I would put money that's what happened here. Not a single person paid a single cent for a single cronut to be delivered. Nine out of ten of you didn't even know what a cronut was yesterday. Now you do.

The advertisement worked.

I want some of your exquisite panda ears. Do you ship to Canada?
2013-06-18 12:04:25 PM  
1 vote:
What a bastard hybrid.  Croissants and donuts are each good in their own, unique way.  Combining them would be going to the lowest common denominator.

Like DC has Northern charm with Southern efficiency.  Or Quebec has all the friendliness of the French and the great cuisine of the English.
2013-06-18 11:59:49 AM  
1 vote:
A fool and its money...
2013-06-18 11:59:28 AM  
1 vote:
Isn't Cronut one of the new Pokémon in X/Y?
2013-06-18 11:59:10 AM  
1 vote:
I suspect it's a donut with crack in it Crack + Donut = cronut and those damned stupid prices
2013-06-18 11:57:53 AM  
1 vote:
I was told there would be no math
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