By Cheryl Wischhover
Watch your ass, cronut. There’s a new trendy treat in town, if the owners of the new Treat House (452 Amsterdam Avenue between 81st and 82nd) have anything to say about it: Get ready for gourmet rice krispies treats.
I’ve been walking past Treat House for weeks now on my way to SoulCycle (irony), and have been wondering what kind of treats we were going to be, well, treated to, here on the UWS. (Please, no more cupcakes or fro-yo. We’re glutted up here.) While I was at a beauty press event earlier this week, I had the pleasure of meeting Treat House’s owner, Chris Russell.
Russell, a cook and veteran of the NYC restaurant scene, was inspired to start Treat House after he made some fancy rice krispie treats for his sons to sell lemonade-stand style to raise money for charity. People lined up for seconds and thirds, and an idea was born.
I had the opportunity to taste one and let me tell you — these are not your mom’s rice krispie treats. I had the caramel sea salt flavor, and it was blissful. Other flavors to look forward to include chocolate mint, s’mores, red velvet, chocolate raspberry, and tons more. A square will set you back $2.25, and 10 cents of every treat sold will be donated to the New York Food Bank. Russell is hoping to open the shop by the end of the month.
I love the idea of fancy rice krispie treats, but when is someone going to make Jell-o cool?