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Bakery Crumbs?


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Bakery Crumbs?

arcosdesign | Dec 14, 2007 07:49 PM

This is a stretch but I'll try.

My mom passed away last year. I've been brainstorming ideas to share with my sister, especially food memories.

One of my mom's favorite childhood treats were her visits to a bakery that sold bakery crumbs in bags. She lived in Texas but never mentioned the name of the bakery. These were not croutons or bread crumbs sold with the intent to give to birds. She described it as a bag of different cake crumbs in all different colors and textures from marble cake crumbs to strawberry angel food cake to butter cake crumbs.

Has anyone ever heard of such a thing? It sounds like something out of the depression era though my mom grew up in the late 40's/early 50's.

Are there any bakeries that sell such bags? I mean, I am sure I could go talk to someone at my local bakery and ask them to sell me a bag of cake crumbs and get a weird look and a bag to shut me up. But are there any known bakeries that sell mixed bakery crumb bags as a matter of practice?

I know the Maurice Lenell Cookie company sells imperfect and broken cookies in $2 bags. That's the closest I've come in my research though it's not what my mother described and she lived nowhere near Illinois. Any help APPRECIATED.


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