Actually, it wasn’t really 2000 miles from home, only 1989 miles (but who's counting?).
On a recent trip, I had the chance to stop in Green Bay, Wisconsin. While visiting I was lucky enough to stop at Uncle Mike’s Bake Shoppe.
Uncle Mike’s is a popular bakery that is known for its luscious, award-winning Kringles.
Kringle is a Scandinavian pastry, a sort of Nordic variety of a pretzel. History tells us that it was brought to Scandinavia by Roman Catholic monks in the 13th century. It is especially popular in Denmark. Over time it developed into several kinds of sweet, salty or filled pastries. Kringles can be found in all sizes, flavors, and many different shapes.
When you visit Mike’s you have the chance to taste more than a dozen different varieties including Apple, Strawberry, Pecan, Turtle and my personal favorite, Carmel Pecan Sea Salt.
Truth be told I go there for the free samples of pastries and freshly baked bread. But then I usually feel guilty and buy something.
On this day I was able to secure a half-Kringle. A freshly baked Award-Winning Carmel Pecan Sea Salt.
Mike’s is also known for their fresh-baked bread which are equally delicious as the pastries. Although at $5 a loaf it better be good.
If you are ever in Green Bay and your sweet tooth is acting up. Stop in and try the free samples. You may even buy something to bring home.
By the way, the Kringle was yummy.