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Cronut alternative at Crumbs Bake Shop, the Crumbnut

Crumbs Bake Shop presents its crumbnut in two

Crumbs Bake Shop presents its crumbnut in two varieties: one with Bavarian cream, one that's plain with powdered sugar. (Sept. 6, 2013) Credit: Newsday / Peter Gianotti

The cronut craze enters a new, mainstream era with the "Crumbnut," in two styles from Crumbs Bake Shop.

Cronuts, the hybrid creation from a sweet union of the doughnut and the croissant, has become the pastry of the moment, with customers waiting in lines and production limited. Purists may stick with one or the other rather than compromise.

The Crumbs' contributions include a Crumbnut filled with Bavarian cream, and one that's plain with powdered sugar. They're both very good, though they may not supersede your favorite Crumbs cupcake.

Crumbnuts are $2.95.

On Long Island, there are Crumbs Bake Shops at 630 Old Country Rd., Roosevelt Field, Garden City, 516-294-5900; 5 Glen Cove Rd., Greenvale, 516-801-2400; 8285 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury, 516-224-4542; and 11 Wall St., Huntingon, 631-421-4500.

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