This morning I bought a muffin and a croissant from a celebrated bakery downtown. When I bit into them, I realized they were stale, clearly left over from the day before. This is the third time recently that I've been screwed buying a day-old pastry from a reputable bakery. I sort of expect day-olds if I frequent Coffee Time, but when paying full price at a high-end, well-known establishment, I'm annoyed. It seems dishonest, frankly. And it's happened at more than one store.
Didn't bakeries used to label their pastries as "day-old" and mark them down? No one seems to do that anymore. They just keep the baskets out there and charge you full price. Over $2 for a day-old muffin is just not on, in my book.
So how do you know if you're buying fresh or day-old? Unless I can see the steam still rising off the muffins, it's a gamble.
Has anyone else been let down with day-old/full-price baked goods, or am I the only sucker?