posted 8 years ago in New Jersey – North Central New Jersey
Post # 3
6351 posts
Bee Keeper

Well it’s not his fault if there was a long line. Especially on a Saturday.

Post # 4
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

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
3011 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
10287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
524 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
4 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
503 posts
Busy bee

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
5797 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

He can’t control the line or the tempurature.  AND WHY ARE YOU YELLING AT US??????

Post # 12
299 posts
Helper bee

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
578 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I dont think its true its her first post probably just trying to start something IMO  the caps are scary!

Post # 14
46597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m a little skeptical of a first time poster. Call me crazy.

Post # 15
3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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.

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