Yes, Those Really Are Budino Donuts


Actually, its a test-batch of salted caramel crusted, budino-filled donuts from Valerie Safran and Marcie Turney, who are apparently working on bringing Philly’s donut wars to an entirely new level with the pastry equivalent of an atom bomb.

A delicious, caramel-y, budino-y atom bomb.

ps. These things are totally going to be called “Budinuts,” right?

Valerie Safran [Instagram]

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Sweets


Looking for some last minute sweeties for your sweetie? Barbuzzo and Kermit’s have you covered.

Barbuzzo is offering its Budino Is for Lovers two packs at Verde (108 S 13th Street). The two-packs are $15 and can be picked up from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and tomorrow.

Kermit’s Bake Shoppe at 22nd and Washington has several special Valentine’s Day offerings. Among the goods that the bakery is offering are a Red Velvet Cake with cream cheese butter cream centers and cocoa krispies covered in chocolate ganache. Pink and White Cookies with pink and white fondant over black and white citrus shortbread cookies. Kermit’s URA 10 Sweetheart Cake is available in blue, green, yellow and of course pink. The cake can be customized with other Candy Hearts appropriate sayings like “Love Bug,” “Cutie Pie” and “Hot Bod.”

Barbuzzo [Foobooz]
Kermit’s Bake Shoppe [Foobooz]

Last Weekend for Budino Pops

Photo by Jason Varney

Photo by Jason Varney

Bad News: This is the last week for Budino pops at Verde (108 S 13th Street).

Good News: Marcie Turney is going to be selling them all weekend long.

Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. the delicious treats on sticks will be available at Verde.

Unusual Valentine’s Day Suggestions


Just about every restaurant in the Philadelphia is doing a special menu for Valentine’s Day. Many of which are being offered all weekend. Instead of listing all of those, here are some more offbeat ideas for Valentine’s Day, like eating budino and binge watching House of Cards, Season II on Netflix (which comes out on the 14th). Significant other, totally optional.

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Get Your Budino for the Holidays

Photo by Jason Varney

Photo by Jason Varney

This Saturday through Christmas Eve, Barbuzzo’s Salted Caramel Budino will be available for pick-up at neighboring Verde. The delicious dessert in a glass has won Best of Philly and just about every other award a dessert can.

No preorder is necessary, just stop in and pick up one. Or more likely, several as you won’t want to share.

Last Weekend for Salted Caramel Budino Pops


Budino pops, we hardly knew you. In fact we haven’t met you face-to-face yet. And if you’d like to bite into a frozen pop of creamy caramel pudding, frozen around a core of salted caramel and dark chocolate cookie crumbs, dipped in dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt, well then you have to plan on getting one this weekend. The invention of chef Marcie Turney and her Barbuzzo staff, this frozen treat is available today through Sunday at Turney’s Verde (108 S 13th Street), but just from noon to 2 p.m.

Marcie Turney Set To Debut Budino Pops This Friday [f8b8z]

Marcie Turney Set To Debut Budino Pops This Friday

budino-pop - Photo by Jason Varney

This Friday, Marcie Turney will be debuting Budino Frozen Pops at the Marcie Blaine Chocolate counter at Verde. Based on the amazing budino dessert at Barbuzzo, the budino frozen pop will feature the same creamy caramel pudding, frozen around a core of salted caramel and dark chocolate cookie crumbs, dipped in dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt.

The treats will only be available during August and within a small time frame. Budino pops will only be available at Verde on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 2 p.m. So plan accordingly.

Barbuzzo has sold more than 75,000 budino since opening in September, 2010 and received accolades in Bon Appetit and Philadelphia magazine.

Barbuzzo [Official Site]
Marcie Blaine Chocolate [Official Site]

Photo by Jason Varney

It’s Down to the Wire for Valentine’s Gifts Ideas


Judging by the Twitter questions I’ve been answering this morning, not everyone has squared away Valentine’s plans. Check out our Valentine’s Guide for last second suggestions or try this suggestion on for size.

Head down to Verde on 13th Street, and pick up the Barbuzzo Budino for two pack for $15. Then cross 13th Street and grab a bouquet of flowers from Spike’s Greens flower shop pop-up in Duross and Langel. Add some Yards Philly Pale Ale soap and you’ll go from Valentine’s Day zero to hero.

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