Treat House – 452 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan, New York

I wanted to love Treat House. I really did.

Treat House

This gourmet bakery on the Upper West Side specializes in creating small, marshmallow, rice crispy treats in 12 original flavors as well as seasonal and custom options. Treat House offers some delicious-sounding and creative flavors such as bubble gum, caramel sea salt and birthday cake. What’s not to love, right?

Treat House

While these rice crispy treats are filled some innovative ingredients, I just couldn’t get past the fact that at the end of the day they are still just rice crispy treats. After taking a bite into a few of the more innovative options, the flavors I anticipated just weren’t there and instead I was faced with the reality that I was simply tasting the same rice crispy treat I can make in my kitchen.

Treat House

Treat House definitely gears itself toward the younger population, with a mock tree house in the back of the shop. And for kids I’m sure these rice crispy treats are a tasty dessert. However, for me, Treat House failed to live up to my expectations and next time I’ll be headed to the nearest chocolate shop instead.

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