gltsoi (gltsoi) wrote,

Karl's Sausage Kitchen, redux and Truly Jorg's, Saugus

I stopped by Karl's again yesterday afternoon. I walked in and the shop was empty of customers, but there were three employees were behind the counter. I was greeted with an enthusiastic, “Hey! You're back, the liverwurst lady!” I've been called a lot of names, but never after an organ meat sausage. But it was undeniable, as I was there to pick up 1 ¾ lbs of liverwurst and nothing else (not all of it was for me!).

In the strip mall next to Karl's is Truly Jorg's, a self proclaimed European Patisserie. I've known about Truly Jorg's for ages, it seems to be on the Phantom Gourmet all the time. I got a sample of their goodies: a lemon shortbread cookie, a blueberry brown butter cake, a lemon coconut bar and a chocolate covered macaroon. At home, armed with a large glass of milk, R and I dug in. They were absolutely awful. I dare say that these the worst pastries I've have had in the last decade. First was the macaroon; it was so hard and dry that when I attempted to bite in to it, my front teeth didn't penetrate the cookie, but ended up sliding down the side of the cookie, scrapping the chocolate coating off the exterior. The lemon bar was sickly sweet, with dry coconut. The lemon tasted gooey and artificial. I tossed half of it away. Let me tell you, I'm not a girl that normally throws dessert away, but this was too awful for words. The shortbread was dry, but I feel like that's normal for shortbread. The blueberry cake was okay, but my own blueberry cake is far superior. Truly Jorg's was truly a disappointment.

Tags: bakery, saugus
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