Monday, January 17, 2011

Pink Box Bakeshop: a lot of sweet for $5

Posted By on Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 9:30 AM

click to enlarge All this for less than five bucks? Sweet!
  • All this for less than five bucks? Sweet!

From the pink-painted storefront to the hearts-filled window display, Lawrence's Pink Box Bakeshop (727 Massachusetts) is frosted in cloying sweetness. But the treats inside temper the visual blood-sugar spike.

If I could find an all-carbohydrate diet that wouldn't shorten my life span, I'd sign up in a healthy heartbeat and let cinnamon rolls have their own food group. So when I saw a pan brimming with a freshly baked batch, I had to have one.

One bite of the cinnamon roll revealed a soft and lightly flaky

texture, with most of its sweetness oozing from the rich, buttery icing

drizzled on top rather than from the dough itself.

To balance my indulgence, I ordered a baked good that was slightly less sweet -- a raspberry-cream-cheese muffin sprinkled with powdered

sugar. Its flavor and density were comparable to a good

cornbread, and the tangy-sweet raspberry jam on top was more complex than the roll's icing.

I

was satisfied with the taste and price of the items, which came to a

total of $4.62. For the pastry partisan who is wary of a sugar-induced

coma, the sweetness is understated enough to please but not overwhelm. Those of you prepared for a hospital visit can just ask for extra

icing. 

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