We saw this bakery for the first time this past week on a trip through the area. When we went in, the immediate reaction was to the smell of warm chocolate...heavenly! (Of course, I guess it would be heavenly if named "Miss Angels", wouldn't it??) We purchased a variety of several small pies, turnovers, NY crumb cake, petit fours, etc. (there were 4 of us), all made fresh from scratch with no preservatives! Didn't now how soon we'd get there again, so will freeze some of the things for future use. The best thing is that the pies tasted naturally sweet, not overly sweetened like many commercial products on the market. The crust was perfect...nice quality and texture, very tasty and golden brown....maybe even better than Grandma used to make! (Sorry, Grandma Kittie...) They are perfect alone (although I might add a little cheddar cheese to the top of the apple if heating it...my personal preference), and they would also be perfect heated and served with ice cream without giving you a sugar rush. The petit fours, also made from scratch (which you don't see very often in our local bakeries), were delicious and pretty -- great for a party, shower, etc. We were interested in mail order possibilities because we like to ship NC-made consumables to family on the west coast for the holidays. Miss Angels is doing that now, too. They explained that things are partially frozen and sent 2-day shipping via UPS so they arrive fresh although no preservatives are used. Checked out their pie prices today on their website, which I think are good for the exceptional quality and decorative pies they have. They also told use they will do specially decorated pies for holidays with crust designs done in colored dough, etc. Can't wait to see those options! This was a great first-time experience for a place we just "happened upon", and will be the reason for driving to Mt. Airy in future, I'm sure. The front retail area of the bakery is a little small, being located in one of the historic downtown buildings. I'm thinking they're going to need a bigger location soon because this business is going to boom!!
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