Gifts For The Fancy Carb Addict

by Emily Hsieh (S.F.)

One of the best gifts I’ve ever received is also one of the most random: After I had a baby earlier this year, friends sent over a giant box of English muffins from a 100-year-old company I’d never heard of called Wolferman’s. What this had to do with a newborn, I’m still not sure, but inside were dozens of exceptionally thick, dense, chewy muffins that far surpassed any I’d ever had. They come in flavors ranging from relatively simple (sourdough, wheat) to more complex (pumpkin spice, Cheddar cheese, cranberry citrus).

One of my favorite ways to eat them: with scrambled eggs.

I’ve already reordered a ton of times (for myself and others) and have tried nearly all of them during breakfast, lunch and dinner. They’re truly addictive! You can customize a 12-pack (each pack contains four muffins), which is a heck of a lot of muffins. The whole thing rings in at $39.95—which is pretty reasonable considering these nearly 50 muffins will literally be the gift that keeps on giving.