Warning: anyone who is struggling to diet - do NOT read the following.
Now, for the rest of us - I finally got a chance to visit Truly Jorg's on Rte. 1 in Saugus.
To call this place a bakery doesn't even do it justice. Every dessert is an artistic creation - this is not-your-average-suburban bakery, by any means. The place is comfy, not too large, and it is booby-trapped with samples all over the place. I was a bit slow when I was there today, and Sean (or Shawn?)apologised for not having enough of a selection (could I have handled MORE??), because they were preparing for Valentine's Day. He told me that he if they don't have any samples out that I want to try - just ask. Oh, and on Valentine Day they are going to have the infamous chocolate fountain, among other things. He was so nice, and I really enjoyed our conversation.
Where do I begin - I sampled a delicious almond raspberry cookie (almond paste in the base), layered chocolate cake, and some wonderful hot spiced pear cider. There's a sofa to relax while you enjoy the samples and cider. The hot cider was on a help-yourself bar, with a choice of Valentine red ceramic mugs, or take-with-you paper cups - I could sit myself in that sofa and never leave this little place!
The bounty I brought home - I bought two varieties to sample at home (boy, did I have hard time deciding) - a lemon cake that is heavenly (snuck a couple of spoonfuls & saving the rest for after supper) - layers, topped with white chocolate. I also bought two chocolate (I believe they are 'colums'- my memory stinks, but I checked his online menu) is out of this world, according to my guy (who says he's grownup and doesn't have to wait til supper).
I also noticed coffee, although I never had a chance to ask him what kind they use. There was a small, but good selection of cakes, cookies and some beautiful homemade chocolates with a chocolate heart shaped box (ah, to be able to eat Valentine chocolates AND the box it comes in...my kind of recycling).
Sean also showed me a cake he was working on - a gorgeous, slanted multi-layered creation in fondant.
I asked about the classes (I would LOVE to learn how to do the fondant cakes), but they are temporarily on hold for now. Jorg is opening up a second store in Kenmore Square, & that's taking all his time for now. They will do all their baking in the Saugus store, and will have seats outdoors in the good weather.