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    Waiting for Waffogato


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     alexpreditor filmed people waiting to try the Waffogato, a combination of waffle-shaped ice-cream with maple syrup espresso, at Dominique Ansel's bakery in New York City on May 9. Ansel also invented the Cronut, a croissant-doughnut pastry. She tried the Waffogato while shooting her video and says it was creamy and energizing. 'It melts so fast it was hard to get footage of,' she said.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    Yesterday, Dominique Ansel, pastry chef, bakery owner and creator of the Cronut™ launched his new creation to the public: The Waffogato, just one day before the one year birthday of the Cronut™. It's basically a waffle made of ice cream with espresso poured over it. And like everything in Dominique Ansel's Bakery, it's delicious!


    What I learned in my hour and a half at Ansel's bakery is that the people who wait hours for cronuts or waffogatos at dawn aren't necessarily foodies or sweet tooths even. As crazy as it sounds, sometimes it's just something to do - at least once anyway.


    The Cronut™ Project used NYC's hunger for Cronuts™ to help feed NYC’s hungry - and raise over $5000 in just six days.




    The Cronut™ is the unique pastry creation by Chef Dominique Ansel that many have described to be a croissant-doughnut hybrid. After its launch on May 10, 2013, Cronut™ fans spanned the world from Berlin to Singapore, making it the most virally talked about dessert item in history. Today, May 10, 2014 marks its one year birthday with no dip in popularity since day one.



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