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Food: Packaging: Donuts
Muffin Holes   (+2)  [vote for, against]

My research tells me that Donut Holes are a million dollar industry in Canada. They cost 20 cents each even though they are only one/sixth of a real donut.

If someone were to make a muffin-holing device, the bite- size morsels could be sold individually at 30% more expensive than an already expensive muffin.

Of scooping holes into muffins will mean that a regular muffin will change in shape possibly offending our core customer base. In order to educate the benefits of this a we will need a marketing campaign explaining the F.A.B's of the new muffin shape it will cost no more than 25% of our profit.
-- bob, Mar 30 2014

Proper muffin http://www.replicaf...item.php?item=ca047
Note small size of holes for butter entry [pocmloc, Mar 30 2014]

Muffins are excellent toasted with butter.
-- pocmloc, Mar 30 2014

Some people like cupcakes better. I, for one, care less for them. Some people... some people like cupcakes exclusively, while myself, I say, there is naught nor ought there be nothing so exalted on the face of God’s grey earth as that prince of foods, the muffin.
-- mitxela, Mar 30 2014

Are you selling these to the Canucks? The theory that they will pay an upcharge for any small round food seems sound. I am concerned about doing battle with the doughty donut hole on its own home turf, though. It might be hard for some muffin fenestrations to usurp this kingdom.

But here is the idea. Canadians are known to love cheese curds (also small round food), french fries and gravy, in a large heap. Why not savory muffin holes taking the place of fries here? Just as the muffin drinks up butter, so it will drink deep of the gravy. And the combination of balls of cheese and balls of muffin will be like catnip for the Canadian aesthetic sense.
-- bungston, Mar 30 2014

sp. doughnut (Canadian)

Mini-muffins, much like doughnut holes in that they are simply smaller portions of cooked batter, can be found in many coffee shops and fast food restaurants around Vancouver so I think I can rightfully suggest the idea is Baked.

Be careful, [bungston]. Most Canadians don't care for poutine. That's just another myth, like saying we all live in igloos and commute to work at the fish cannery by dog team.

Poutine was originally invented by the French, who decided it was utterly unpalatable so they pawned it off on their distant cousins in Quebec. The Quebecois quickly embraced poutine as a gift from the motherland and the rest, as they say, is history. Warped and cliché history, but history nonetheless.
-- Canuck, Mar 30 2014

Now Canuck, I meant no offense to the good Canadians. Don't start poutine.
-- bungston, Mar 30 2014

I thought he was a man, [mitxela]... But he was a muffin.
-- ytk, Mar 30 2014

Muffins have holes. You just need to make the dough form an open-celled sponge rather than a close-celled, and verify that the muffin hole encapsulates the void-space inside another muffin.
-- RayfordSteele, Mar 31 2014

Bungston! I miss your ideas! Please post more.

As to this idea, it's been proven that consumers. (Morons) will pay more for less. "Muffin holes! All the flavor for 1/2 the calories". It'll sell.
-- sophocles, Apr 06 2014

random, halfbakery