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Baker's Depression Is...

January 12, 2012 - 4:33pm -- Anonymous (not verified)

...perusing the equipment at a Costco "bakery" and realizing you'd have to bake (and sell!) several million loaves of bread just to afford similar equipment. Not one, not two, but five 120 qt. Hobarts. Six ovens! And they're the size of my bedroom! And, and, and! What comes out of this "bakery"? Faux-croissants, parbaked (i.e. reheated), tasteless La Brea "artisan" loaves, poppy seed muffins the size of an average human buttock, birthday cakes the length of airport runways, and 17" pumpkin pies–but not one loaf of bread in the entire warehouse worth eating. 

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