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HoHo Heist

hohosWe got an email from a reader with a sweet tooth to tip us off to some sticky business at the bakery. She had recently stopped in to Enrico’s Bakery in Hartsdale, and much to her surprise found several shelves of goodies that looked exactly like her favorite treats from Lulu’s Bakery on Garth Road. She noticed twinkies, ring dings, snowballs, hohos and red velvet cupcakes that appeared to be re-creations of Lulu’s recipes.

She asked the woman behind the counter what was up and the woman looked askance. Determined to find out what had happened she drove over to Lulu’s and asked a few questions. Turns out that a baker who worked briefly at Lulu’s may have gone there undercover to learn Lulu’s signature recipes and "take the cake" back to Enrico’s.The baker who was employed at Lulu's for about two months is now back in the kitchen at Enrico's.

Intrigued, we decided to visit the two bakeries to see what we could learn – and sure enough,

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Lulu's Shop Photo
Enrico’s did have an entire case of goodies that looked like exact replicas of Lulu’s creations. We bought a few and went onto Lulu’s to do the same.

Below are photos of vanilla, lemon, chocolate and red velvet twinkies from both bakeries. Which taste better you may ask? Lulu’s claims to use higher quality ingredients, and in my opinion you can taste the difference. But go to the two bakeries, try them yourself and let us know which you prefer!

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Twinkies from Lulu's

 

 

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Twinkies from Enricos

 

(Pictured at top: Hohos at Enricos)

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0 #15 LInda 2012-09-16 22:54
Getting to Garth Rd. is a deterrent to reaching the better bakery. Maybe Lulu's can open a branch in Hartsdale!
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0 #14 Scott 2012-09-16 20:17
Adminstrator, since you purchased and took photos of both, what did they taste like?
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0 #13 JeffGreenAcres 2012-09-16 09:39
The last thing we had at Enrico's was pretty bad. It was a fruit tart with cream in it that had turned. It was terrible, I guess you get what you pay for. We should've went to La Renaissance, they make great tarts. From now on we stick to La Renaissance for their La Renaissance cake and bread, Galloways for pies, and Lulus for cakes.

On another note, our neighbor's daughter used to work at Enrico's one summer and we've heard stories of the owner stalking their employees on a video camera. He sits home and just watches them and if they leave the counter for a minute, he would call them in a fit of rage. Weird.
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0 #12 Resident 2012-09-15 22:35
This is called fair competition. They are allowed to offer the same product as Lulu's. This good for consumers. Good for Enricos for learning that customers want Twinkies and hoho's and 'sare making it. LULU's is so overpriced. Enricos makes the best Kugel, Challah, Cakes and cookies and noodle pudding and are fairly priced.
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0 #11 Michael 2012-09-13 11:47
Enrico's does not have fresh products and is very supermaket quality. Don't waste your time or money. Hit Scarsdale LuLu and La Renaissance.
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0 #10 Howanitz 2012-09-13 09:45
I don't think Enricos could ever hold a candle to Lulu's. Unless you want lox, prosciutto, chicken salad, babka, gelato and bagels with your Ho-Ho!

They pander more than politicians!
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0 #9 Jon 2012-09-13 07:39
That is truly disgraceful that one bakery owner would think that would be acceptable behavior.
Shame on them for thinking they could in fact get away with that! I would never step foot back in a place that does business that way- god knows what else they are capable of!!
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0 #8 Julianna Sophia 2012-09-13 06:15
WOW! I am shocked that Enrico's has such low techniques! When I first read this article, I went to both bakeries and compared the two. Lulu's proves to have much richer and tastier ingredients, better service, and a more pleasant atmosphere. I was not impressed by Enrico's pastries or service.
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0 #7 A bakery lover 2012-09-13 06:14
I used to shop at Enricos and enjoyed their challahs and other cookies but I was disturbed when I saw that they were copying certain products that were Lulu's specialty items. The owners of Lulus won't sell pies (except on Thanksgiving ) because they don't want to dilute Galloways business. Jay Muse and Victor Gonzalez are two of the most ethical people I know and fortunately the cakes and cookies they make are so exceptional that even if Enricos tries to copy them, his products can't compare to
Lulus! Immitation is the finest form of flattery! As a proud Lulus customer , I would encourage you not to sample Enrucos . Why waste your money when you can get the original at 40 Garth Rd
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0 #6 Fox Meadow Francine 2012-09-13 05:59
While I doubt that Lulu's invented the re-invention of twinkies (although I've seen them in their cases for years and years) I would much prefer to purchase something from a local business that supports it's community -they have been more than generous with their donations for our school events, church functions and a charity fundraiser I once co-chaired. I wish I could say the same about that other bakery in Hartsdale. I was actually yelled at for even asking for a donation to a silent auction.
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