Post # 1
HELLO, MY NAME IS WILMARIE FROM PUERTO RICO AND I JUST CAME FROM NYC AND I DECIDED TO GO TO, CARLOS BAKERY, IN NEW JERSEY BECAUSE I WATCH THE TV PROGRAM ,CAKE BOSS ,AND WANT TO TRY THE CANOLI, COOKIES AND CUPCAKES. WHEN WE GOT THERE WE HAVE TO MAKE A LINE FOR AROUND AN HOUR WITH LIKE 30 DEGREES OF TEMPERATURE, THEN WHEN WE GOT IN WE HAVE TO WAIT LIKE FOR 40 MORE MINUTES WITH NO CHAIRS. BECAUSE WE DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TYPE OF COOKIES WERE GOOD WE DECIDED TO TRY THE TWO POUNDS MIX COOKIES THAT ARE ALREADY PREPARED, WE BOUGHT THE SMALL CANOLIS AND RED VELVET CUPCAKES WITH CREAM CHEESE ICING.. WELL THE CANOLIS ARE REALLY GOOD, THE CUPCAKES ARE GOOD BUT I TRY ANOTHER ONES ESPECTACULAR IN SOHO NY AND THE COOKIES DIDN’T HAVE ANY FLAVOR. I SWEAR I START JUST A YEAR AGO TO MAKE PROFESSIONAL CAKES, COOKIES AND CUPCAKES AND I CAN ASSURE YOU MINES ARE MUCH BETTER. COOKIES AWFUL. IT’S SO SAD AND A BAD EXPERIENCE BECAUSE YOU ALWAYS HAVE BIG EXPECTATIONS FOR SOMEONE THAT YOU ADMIRE. AND BY THE WAY WE DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH WAS THE PRICE OF EACH THING.. WE PAY 44 DOLLARS FOR 2 CUPCAKES, 4 SMALL CANOLI AND 2 POUND MIX COOKIES.. REALLY IT WAS A BAD EXPERIENCE.
Post # 3
Well it’s not his fault if there was a long line. Especially on a Saturday.
Post # 4
Eh while the price is slightly high, it unfortunately sounds about right. Our less famous neighborhood spot usually runs about $4 for a single full-sized pastry and in the $10-12/pound range for cookies. It sucks that you had a bad experience and had to wait in line to have it, though!
Post # 5
Everyone knows it’s a wait to get into his bakery. I’ve also heard that Buddy comes around and says hello to everyone standing out there. Sorry to hear that you had such a horrible experience. I can imagine how hectic the bakery and work place can be.
Post # 6
I agree with @SoontobeMrsA, I’m sure it’s always busy there especially since its the weekend. As for the quality, I haven’t heard great things about them but if I were to ever visit Hoboken, I would probably stop by just to see for myself.
On an unrelated note, can you please not post in all caps? It makes it difficult to read. Thanks.
Post # 7
I agree with the two brides above, Saturdays fir any well known place will always be busy out of towners like your self and people just off work find the time to go there. I have had a few people go there and Buddy does come out and say hello. Im sure if you went on a weekday it wouldnt have been so bad
Post # 8
Carlo’s is popular because it’s on tv and of course there’s going to be a long wait of fans (and regulars) who want to get in. There are tons of other bakeries throughout the area that are just as good, if not better that you could’ve tried. It’s all about being able to say “I went to Carlo’s”, I’m sure. Just like Serendipity was booked for months when the movie of the same name came out, people lined up at Katz’s deli to eat where Harry & Sally ate, etc. People like being able to say “I was there.” And, for whatever reason, Saturday always seems to be bakery day. When I was a kid, we went to the bakery every Saturday and it looks like that tradition continues.
I agree that it’s not anyone’s fault that the line was long. Sorry you were disapointed in the baked goods.
Post # 9
I hate to say I agree with the others. I am sorry you had a bad experience. It is a very popular tv show, so I can absolutely understand the long wait. His bakery has become a tourist attraction in addition to his business. I wouldn’t blame it on the bakery for being popular.
Post # 10
I used to live in Hoboken and I like Carlos. The prices are not unusual for the area and the cannolis are good. Waiting in line for over an hour is ridiculous, I would have walked away. Its the same thing with Magnolia bakery, nothing is worth that long of a wait.
Post # 11
He can’t control the line or the tempurature. AND WHY ARE YOU YELLING AT US??????
Post # 12
The website for the bakery warns people that lines can be long and to be prepared for it. Also, no one forced you to buy from them, if it was too expensive you could have skipped it. It sounds like your own foolishness is leading to your bashing the bakery.
Post # 13
I dont think its true its her first post probably just trying to start something IMO the caps are scary!
Post # 14
I’m a little skeptical of a first time poster. Call me crazy.
Post # 15
gah! now I’m wanting a cannoli!!!
I agree with the PP’s. If it’s on TV, you’re gonna have not only a long wait, but high prices, too, regardless of quality.
It’s like buying name-brand compared to generic/off-brand: the quality might be the same, but you’re gonna pay more for the name.
Post # 16
I think it’s unreasonable to think that a place of business that is featured on a TV show wouldn’t be busy. I know a friend who waited 2 hours in line around the block. She loved the experience and was overjoyed just to make it inside. And now I want a cannoli.