Kickass Cupcakes

Talk about a disappointment! I was extremely excited to finally try a gluten free Kickass Cupcake from the Food Truck outside of Copley station. I had been wanting to try one ever since they opened in Davis Square, but I rarely go up there. So you can imagine my excitement when I saw the truck parked outside the station when I came up from the t.

I wanted vanilla but it was late in the day, and the only gluten free flavors left were chocolate and Mojito. I love chocolate; chocolate bars, chocolate candy, chocolate ice cream! But chocolate cake is not up there on my list, occasionally yes, but I usually opt for vanilla when I have the choice. For this reason, I tried the Mojito. Bad idea. Why you ask….

1. It was small. I was a little dissapointed in the size of a $3 cupcake. But then I thought, if it’s good it’s worth it.

2. It wasn’t worth it. It was incredibly DRY. I don’t think I’ve had a cupcake this dry before, ever. It was also very dense.

3. Where was the mojito? The cupcake lacked flavor, it was so plain.

4. The butter cream frosting well, tasted like butter. There were a few pieces of mint and sugar sprinkled on top that were to represent the ‘mojito’. I would assume there was some find of mojito flavoring in the cupcake too, but I had no idea. I couldn’t taste it if there was.

I’m not sure how much better the chocolate would have been.

I’m very surprised by my experience, and wasn’t expecting that at all. As soon as I got home I looked on yelp. I couldn’t get over how many negative reviews there were! So I looked on other sites too, and found the same. I thought Kickass Cupcakes “were all the rage”, or at least that is what I had been reading. I don’t know what those people were thinking, and I for one will not be going back again.

Can anyone suggest a GOOD gluten free cupcake in Boston? My search continues…

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I've been on a gluten free diet since January 2009. It's been an adventure, and a challenge at times. I love to go to new restaurants and try new foods, and being gluten free can make eating out difficult at times. But I will not let my dietary restrictions get in my way of finding new restaurants and products. These are my stories of being a young women in a big city, eating out and trying new foods, all while NOT eating gluten. Like I said, it's an adventure and you are welcome to come along... Please note that as I try to eat gluten free 100% of the time, my intolerance is not as severe as others so please use caution when dining at restaurants that are not certified gluten free.

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  1. Mt husband was up in Boston on business and went there and had a similar experience, very dry and no flavor.He was gonna bring me one back but decided against it cause his was not good.

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