Delicious Orchards is a Jersey Shore staple that thrives on tradition and good eats
If you've been, then you know, if you haven't, then you simply must go to Delicious Orchards on Route 34 in Colts Neck to experience the rich aroma and all the good eats being baked fresh and so much more.
This Jersey Shore staple has stood the test of time thanks in part to its family run business and uniquely traditional set up and comfortable atmosphere.
Mike McDonald, who co-owns Delicious Orchards along with his parents and siblings, was a guest on 'Shore Time with Vin and Dave' on 94.3ThePoint and 105.7TheHawk on Sunday morning to discuss what makes them a success and a popular place people love to visit.
Check out the pies made fresh at Delicious Orchards.
Delicious Orchards makes so many pies around Thanksgiving time and week alone -- and they are freshly made on premises.
"People have questioned the validity of the volume that we do that week, and it really is 50,000, we did over 50,000 this year -- this was one of our better years -- in five days," McDonald said. "They're all freshly made. To pull off that number of fresh -- it's a lot of ovens, it's a lot of people, a lot of effort, but we do it, we pull it off."
Another piece of evidence to prove that these pies are made fresh -- the instructions which say to refrigerate them on the box.
"We tell folks they have to be refrigerated, that's the big thing too, because sometimes we'll have people tell us "it went bad", and I'm like 'it's freshly made, and we just made it like an hour ago' -- most of our customers know the deal," McDonald said. "We say any more than three days in the fridge/four days -- while it could be technically edible, I tell folks I don't know how enjoyable it'll be."
The pies there are so, so, so good that you'll want to go home and eat them right away anyway.
Apple Cider Donuts, Pies, Apple Cider, Produce, Coffee and more are there to greet you at Delicious Orchards.
From the moment you walk in, the famous Apple Cider donuts are there to greet you, right next to the bakery with so many treats and then as you walk around your senses become alive at the smells from every corner of the store.
You can listen to the very entertaining full conversation that we had with Mike McDonald from Delicious Orchards on 'Shore Time with Vin and Dave' on 94.3 The Point and 105.7 The Hawk, right here.
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