I remember you starting a thread on Bloedow's once, so obviously you are a fan. What do you think they make best? I would love to hear from a local. My favorites so far have been the peanut butter roll the Sterns mentioned in the review and the maple long johns.
Those are indeed two big sellers, with their maple long john being a real local favorite. Two other biggies are their raised glazed and raised sugared, both big sellers. The glazed is on the order of a Krispy Kreme glazed, but about twice as big and, really, a lot better. Bloedow's (Blay-doughs) really did run a short-lived Kripy Kreme out of town -- it is a local joke. We were all far too spoiled for those dinky little KK things.
Their danishes are superb, and the cake donuts and muffins too. Hamburger/hot dog buns and dinner rolls are excellent and always sell out at holidays, so we have to get there early. The loaves of white bread, though, are rather bland, nothing special. Cookies are OK, but no need to go out of the way.
Well, I guess I am more than a fan. The family that owned the place forever had a whole houseful of boys, no girls, and every boy learned the business as they grew up (one of them ultimately took it over, though it's been sold again since then).
I happened to be best friends with the youngest boy, and he, being the baby , was given the one bedroom apartment upstairs to live in. Boy, did we have parties there! At 3:00 AM we would hear the machines start up below us, and my friend would describe what was happening, as he spent many formative teenage hours doing the same thing.
But the sad things is...they have NO PIE! Why not? I don't know, they never did. But don't worry, I can pie you up plenty when you are in La Crosse, so that you can last until you get up the river to Stockholm again.