Smith’s Southwest Marketplace
Penelope – RubySnap Fresh Cookies Peanut Butter Truffle
Virginia – RubySnap Fresh Cookies Dark Molasses Ginger
Maris – RubySnap Fresh Cookies Chewy Chocolate Caramel
Mia – RubySnap Fresh Cookies Vanilla Bean Buttercream Beet
Judy – RubySnap Fresh Cookies Orange Zest Cream Cheese
Trudy – RubySnap Fresh Cookies Classic Chocolate Chip
Madbrook Donut Company Texas Donut with Blueberry Icing
Glazed Yeast Twist
Glazed Old Fashioned Donut
Glazed Plain Cake Donut
Lemon Filled Vanilla Frosting Donut
When Glazier’s Food Marketplace on Warm Springs Road shuttered in early 2018 many were expectedly upset, the fact that a store featuring several beloved recipes from Helen Glazier would become yet another Smith’s in reality a sign of the times, but a look at the Bakery this weekend attests to a place at least trying to win back some “foodies” with products from Utah’s RubySnap Fresh Cookies and Madbrook Donut Company.
Located at 8525 West Warm Springs just off Durango, the fact that Sin City’s “Southwest Marketplace” is nowhere near the southern or western edge of town attesting to rapid growth over the past decade, it is immediate-left of entry that shoppers will quickly notice many of Kroger Brand’s usual Cakes and Pies before finding small sign describing Madbrook Donut Company, a quick read suggesting that *only* “Texas Donuts” are imported from the family-owned company out of Utah and a taste likely confirming this later.
Speaking first to other selections, Glazier’s collection reportedly created by Wayne of Donut Mania long gone, even the low price of 59-cents offers no reason to investigate Rings such as the crumbly plain Cake or misshaped Old Fashioned that tastes of nothing but Glaze, a “Churro-rific” Donut of the month also an embarrassment to Crullers everywhere thanks to a complete lack of lightness or any Egg flavor.
Finding at least a proper rise in the Glazed Twist, though Smith’s Lemon Bismark reverted right back to awful by way of congealed center, it was finally here that the $2.50 monster from Utah proved worth its weight and cost, the interior soft and springy like Brioche while Frosting tasted surprisingly natural thanks to plenty of actual Blueberries.
Moving next to Cookies, Salt Lake City’s RubySnap actually inspiring the visit to Smith’s after a worthless trip to Crumbl, the counter selling ten flavors is found directly across from Donuts and with hours from 10:30a until 7:30p assuring freshness the $2.50 rounds made from all-natural ingredients are a decided step in the right direction.
Famous for unique flavors built on tradition, each Cookie given a name and sold cheaper in bulk, it was after noting frozen Dough for home baking that six choices were made to the tally of $13.50, first bites of “Trudy” rich with Butter plus a light bit of Cinnamon that helps to accentuate melty Chocolate Chips while a half-dipped Peanut Butter “Penelope” is thick and not too far off from Reese’s Cup in terms of flavor.
Immediately loving Virginia, warm Baking Spices and lots of Molasses all the better warmed, don’t sleep on Maris either as molten Caramel comes sandwiched between layers of Dark Chocolate, though if forced to prioritize calories or stomach space this is one to share so a taste can be had of RubySnap’s Original or Orange Sugar Cookie topped in Beet Buttercream and tangy Cream Cheese Frosting, respectively.