We have looked at some pretty sweet sweet’s in the past dessert reviews here, be it a homemade Ring-Ding or homemade Oreo-style sandwich cookie, but what about when you want something that is a little less prone to causing diabetes? “Forbidden Fruit NYC” offers up a lighter alternative, taking fresh fruit and simply bathing them in chocolate.
Hiding away on MacDougal street, this tiny little eatery offers a variety of nature’s delights drenched in chocolate, all while maintaining a green eco-friendly store. The simple-looking menu is deeper than it looks, with combinations of coatings and toppings that turn your dessert into something tasty while still being relatively guilt-free.
I remember birthday parties in elementary school, where the kids parents would send their children with cupcakes or cookies or rice krispie treats. Simpler times, before the weight of the world crushed our dreams and smashed our motivation and esteem. The love of cupcakes was embedded in our minds at a young age, so when I came upon the big, bright storefront for “Molly’s Cupcakes”, it stopped me cold in my tracks.
The “Molly” in the title is actually not the name of the owner (who is John Nicolaides), but was the owner’s third-grade teacher that used to bake cupcakes for the children’s birthdays. Not just the Betty Crocker mix, but her own special recipes that influenced John’s love of cupcakes and inspired him not only to open this place, but donate a portion of the profits to local schools. They offer a wide variety of colorful gourmet cupcakes in different sizes, including vegan flavors, traditional frosted ones, and an assortment of filled items, which we will examine one of today.