What I Ordered
- Crack Pie
- B'day Truffles
- Birthday Cake
- Compost Cookie
- Cereal Milk Soft Serve
In Short: All of the items were sweet, indulgent, and unique. My favorite were the B'day Truffles and my least favorite was the Compost Cookie.
The Momofuku Milk Bar Store in Midtown definitely lived up to the hype. Immediately after entering the storefront you are welcomed with the sweet smell of baked goods. The trendy atmosphere and unique menu makes the Milk Bar completely different than your ordinary bakery. On display you’ll see a variety of cookies, cakes, pies, shakes, truffles, and soft serve. While in Midtown, I personally treated myself to the variety box which came with all of Milk Bar’s most popular items- the Compost Cookie, Crack Pie, B’day Truffles, and Cereal Milk Soft Serve. The Crack Pie, Truffles, and Soft Serve were all you wanted them to be- sweet and indulgent. I was impressed with the sticky, caramelized sweetness of the crack pie. That stuff is addictive! The Soft Serve was flavored with and coated in crunchy cereal, making it truly taste like a sweet bowl of sugared Corn Flakes. The B’day Truffles were my favorite treats by far. They were soft and moist bits of cake that were unlike anything I had ever had before. I have to say, I was slightly less impressed by the ever-popular Compost Cookie. I felt as if the coffee flavors within it completely masked all of the others notes that were supposed to come through- the salty pretzel bits, chocolate, and butterscotch. While it was pleasantly chewy, I would skip the Compost Cookie next time.
My overall experience with the Momofuku Milk Bar Store in Midtown was so memorable that I had one of their cakes ordered for my birthday later that month. The Birthday Cake was shipped to my house in perfect condition, and it tasted just as good as it looked. It was easily the best looking cake I had ever purchased. It tasted homemade- just like you would want a birthday cake to be. It was sweet, moist, and delicious, very similar in flavor to the B’day Truffles I had previously tried.
Overall, the Momofuku Milk Bar is a trendy New York spot that should not be missed.