When you buy a scone, more often than not the result is a doughy flour bomb that can send even the most die-hard bread lover into a carb coma. That's not the case with Silver Moon Bakery's Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Scone ($2.95).
There are a few interesting aspects to this scone that separate it from the pack. For starters, the well-baked exterior crumb has just the right amount of crunch. It's satisfying to bite into but not too chewy or hard to feel like work. Second, Silver Moon has added some crunchy seeds to the batter that function much like puffed rice, adding a touch of poofy crisp to go along with the dark chocolate chips. And the chips are first-rate with a nice chocolate aroma that you can detect before you even remove the scone from the bag.
A similar version is offered in Blueberry ($2.95) with standard white flour, but I prefer the extra flavors and textures in the whole wheat chocolate chip version.
About the author: Native New Yorker Niko Triantafillou is the founder of DessertBuzz.com his photographs of desserts and pastry chefs have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and Dessert Professional Magazine. He is an unabashed foodie nerdling. Follow him on Twitter at @DessertBuzz.