But to make up for my post-slacking, I definitely have something extra special for you all today. Odds are many of you haven't heard of My Grandma's of New England. Is that a correct statement? I know I most certainly never had but before the fork full of rich coffee cake goodness hit my lips, I knew I was hooked.
I first experienced this mind blowing goodie while Robbie and I were last in Arizona. His mom dished out breakfast plates to everyone and insisted we all at least take a bite of the Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake she had waiting for us. And not one of us regretted that push. My goodness, I can't even think of where to begin and how my love for this coffee cake grows with every thought.
Well Robbie's mom obviously caught on to my subtle hints [i.e., running around the house yelling to the world about this coffee cake] and sent two of these beloved coffee cakes to us for my birthday [both Pumpkin Spice and Blueberry]. However, I'm still not quite sure if she secretly knew about the surprise party and that we'd be having extra guests I hadn't planned for...? Hmmm?!
Anywho, the least I can say is that My Grandma's was a hit. A complete homerun. Actually, more like a grand slam. Both of the coffee cakes were demolished by the end of the weekend and people were still walking around the kitchen asking if we had any left. That good, I tell ya.
The elements of each cake are nothing complex, but they have mastered the art of making a quality, straightforward coffee cake. I'm going out on a limb and saying these are the best coffee cakes I have ever had. No joke. They're ridiculously moist, the texture of the cakes strongly reminded me of the Pumpkin Bars I've made before. And each of the two cakes were also adorned with a simple cinnamon-sugar mixture that adds the perfect crunchy sweetness to the cakes. And, of course, the blueberry version had pops of fresh, succulent blueberries. Heaven sent!
What also has me outrageously excited about this company is not only the abundance of varieties [e.g., cranberry, apple, chocolate, banana-walnut, and even low fat versions!] but these coffee cakes make the most perfect gift! Just like Robbie's mom did, you can spread the love to friends and family across the country. So let that be my warning that my friends and family may be receiving some of these in the near future...