REVIEW: Robicelli’s brings complex cupcakes to Northwest Corner
Joe Coffee has been recently injected with some sugary sweetness. Robicelli’s cupcakes have been added to Joe’s roster of baked goods that add a savory complement to the chain’s renowned coffee. If you check out Robicelli’s website, you can see quickly that cupcake flavors change with the seasons, holidays, and the imaginations of the creators. A recent invention was the “Partida Margarita” in honor of National Margarita Day (Feb. 21).
The two flavors of cupcakes that Joe is now offering are Chocolate Butterscotch and Pecan Potato Chip. The cupcakes are $3.25 a piece, so to protect wallets (and waistlines), students may want to stick to just one. The Pecan Potato Chip is no doubt the more inventive of the two, so our choice of which cupcake to taste test was easy.
A smooth and sweet yellow icing had been swirled onto the top of the soft yellow cake. While it could have easily supplied a tasty sugar fix, it was nothing to go crazy about. The pecan pieces and potato chip slivers provided a nice crunchy foil to the creamy cakiness underneath. Surprisingly, the pecans contributed more to the cupcake’s overall flavor than the potato chips did. Just the slightest hint of saltiness lets you know that they are there. Overall, it was a unique cupcake experience but nothing that will figure prominently during a 10-hour stint in Butler. Apparently, that’s the job of the Insomnia cookie.
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