Yes, there are some people out there that do not appreciate raisins in their muesli. And for those that feel that way there is a solution in Vienna – the Corns n’ Pops store at Gumpendorfer Strasse close to Naschmarkt.
Well, this is truly a place for really yummy muesli. And so the other day, I just felt like getting some. So I made my way to Gumpendorfer Strasse although it was raining … well, it was raining a lot. But I was on a mission – getting this cup and filling it with yummy stuff to eat it either as breakfast or as dinner.
The concept is simple. You either choose a pre-prepared muesli mixture or you just mix your own. There are sizes from which you can choose from – the smallest starting at 4 Euros, and then there is the plastic bag for 8 and the bottle for 10 Euros. I have to admit that for me muesli for 10 Euros is just too expensive – ok, there is more inside the bottle but still. For me it is a treat and therefore I take the small cup.
And then starts the decision making. I always have a hard time to decide what to take when there are soo many options. So I just make the best out of it. Very important: always try to fit as much as possible into the cup since you are paying for the volume and not the weight. So shaking the cup from time to time and combining small stuff with larger ones will help to fit as much as possible.
As for the ingredients you can choose from different cereals to lots of different fruits like dried mangos, craneberries, apples, apricots you name it to chocolate drops, M&Ms and some more exotic ingredients like glacéed ginger and aloe vera which I like a lot too.
For those that can’t just wait to eat it, the shop owners offer you milk and you can eat it at the shop. As a matter of fact this place is not just for muesli. In the end, you can also get a nice lunch special. They offer one meal everyday and you can also sit in to enjoy something to drink. There they offer some really exciting stuff like a chai frappé or milk shakes with cherry blossom and almonds.
I do like this place a lot and I also like the dynamic and young owners here. They really opened a store here which is unique. For me when I want to get some special muesli I come here and get a cup. Of course, I have to admit after I get home it does not survive for long. It really tastes great – much better than the one you get in the supermarket. Plus you can choose the ingredients you like and leave the ones that you don’t like – like raisins for example.
Info: Corns n’Pops (http://www.cornsnpops.com), Gumpendorfer Strasse 37, 1060 Vienna; phone: +43/664/131 20 05; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; opening hours: Mon to Fri 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sat 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; you reach the place either by bus (57A stop at Stiegengasse) or by U4 getting off at Kettenbrückengasse and when you are facing towards the city centre you walk left up Stiegengasse and then at the next street which is Gumpendorfer Strasse you turn to your right.