The Case of the Light Cannoli

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Filling is just a façade. Photo: Courtesy of Sheepshead Bites.

The blogger Sheepshead Bites is accusing Cuccio’s bakery, open in Brighton Beach since 1936, of deliberately selling half-filled cannoli. The confronted baker “acted like a thief caught red-handed,” writes Bites. “First, he said that we bit the cannoli, so there’s no way he can prove that we didn’t eat the filling. I showed him how clean the cookie is inside and he couldn’t say anything. Then, he tried to say that this is just two chance unfilled cannolo. I told him that it has happened every single time I got them at Cuccio’s.” The baker eventually handed over a free, overflowing shell. It’s hard to believe an Italian bakery could survive so long dishonoring a staple, but if skimping on sweet ricotta isn't a fluke, this is one twisted recession tactic. [Sheepshead Bites]