2.12.09

KORB'S BAKERY

KORB'S BAKERY
Korb's was a Rhode Island landmark that opened in the 40's.
Had several locations
including it's main store on Pawtucket Avenue, Pawtucket
and also a small store located in the Outlet Company,
Downtown Providence.
Korb's had a whole host of specialties:

Meltaways, Hermits, Huge Chocolate Chip Cookies,
and their famous Scones & Cheese Danish.
Sadly Korb's closed several years back
- but is still missed by many Rhode Islander's.

This is just a retro blog - I have no connection to Korb's Bakery
and I do not have any recipes.  Sorry!

41 comments:

  1. i will never forget how good korb's cookies were

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    1. Do you have their chocolate marble cookie recipe. Would you share?

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  2. I remember going there many a weekend morning with my dad to get donuts and danish... the cookies were awesome as were the cakes.... and they made good bread too. We lived down the street from the Pawtucket Ave. location... which was right next to another great memory of mine... Millers Delicatessen....they made the best sandwiches there!!!

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  3. I have the fondest memories of the jelly donuts with the whipped cream inside. My dad got them for us and they were the best!

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  4. Of all the happy memories I have as a child, Korb's is by far the happiest - the best birthday cakes, chocolate chip cookies, ANYTHING - if it had that pudgy chef (in blue ink) on the box with the words Korb's! It was a guaranteed treat!

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    1. Forgot about the chef. Miss Korbs. They had the best breads. Sad it closed.

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  5. We would go get hot dogs from the neato hot dog roller in the Sear's on North Main ST and then head down to Korb's for the huge chocolate chip cookies.

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    1. My Dad took me to Sear's on North Main St all the time, he would look at the tools and I would get a hot dog at the tiny consession stand. I also remember Korb's, loved there Jewish seeded rye bread, toasted.

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  6. Ahhhhh, Korb's....

    Everyone loved the platter sized chocolate chip cookies.

    I loved the Russian Tea Cakes.

    The box with the blue ink baker on top, tied with string.

    But the meaning of life is tied with that string to Korb's Rye Bread, which was "Sissel Bread". We had it. No one else outside RI knows about it, and if they did it from someone who lived in RI.

    Trivia question - Go to a culinary arts school and say "what kind of bread have bakery instructors never heard of, that used to be so common and loved, and yet which commercial bakers no longer make because it's so much work to do right???"

    Sissel Bread ........

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  7. Does anyone out there have the recipe for Korb's Christmas cookies, they were shaped like a tree?

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  8. off the top of my head but theres a market next to domino's pizza post road in warwick that acquired some of the recipes from korbs bakery including the their chocolate chip cookie recipe they did have minor changes due to the lack of one ingredient..

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  9. I have ALL the recipes for the entire Korb Baking Co product line.

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    1. DO YOU HAVE THE RECIPE FOR THEIR CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES?

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    2. Please print the rye bread recipe! I love it.

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    3. Would you be willing to share the chocolate chip cookie recipe?

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    4. Please let us know how to make the chocolate chip cookies!!Will you please share.

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    5. I absolutely loved their big marble cookies. I would love to have that recipe.

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    6. Would you share the chocolate chip cookie recipe & the Butter horns?

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    7. can you share there cake recipe with the lemon filling?

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    8. Oh my Gosh!! Do you have the rainbow cake bars with strawberry frosting recipe? If so my email is jimfoots@charter.net

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    9. I heard the rye and pumpernickel bread recipes were really under lock and key.

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    10. I would also love the Russian Tea Cake recipe!

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    12. chocolate chip cookie recipe, please!! kdes7@aol.com. I

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  10. Some of my greatest times. Worked there throughout High School and College,, fun times, taking some warm rye bread out of over going next door to Millers Deli and making a ham and cheese sandwich....delivering the wedding cakes was always an adventure..

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  11. I left RI for California many years ago, now that i am coming back for my mother's 88 birthday wanted to get a full sheet cake, one of her favorites! I remember getting her cakes from there 30 years ago when mom was in her 50's. So many good memories of mom associated with Korbs cakes. :-(

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  12. The best after school job in Pawtucket was working at Korbs. What a great friendly, fun atmosphere. Mr Korb was very approachable and down to earth. And the counter help - who could forget Lester, Henny, Benny, Rose, and all the cute high school girls. Started after school scraping floors, greasing pans, making boxes and keeping the front of the store stocked with bread, rolls, etc. Ended up delivering on the Darlington route, and sometimes wedding cakes in one of the two Ford LTD station wagons. But the best was being able to sample any and all of the warm, just out of the oven goodies. I really miss the place, the pastry, and most of all the people. I was there in the heyday of the early to late 70's.

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    1. I miss Korbs too. I heard the kids did not want any part of continuing the biz.

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    2. I remember working there as well, first job. The girl who trained me was not nice, only worked there one day. awh the memories

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  13. Can just tatse the melt always! The best, anyone have an idea where I can get them these days or anyone have the receipe? Great memories when my dad would take me for the ride& get lox next door & the unforgtable meltaways + check a board whipped creamcake... Thanks dad & thanks to the korbs family.

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  14. SISSEL Bread can be purchased at Rainbow Bakery, 800 Reservoir Ave., Cranston.
    Loved & miss Miller's Deli.

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  15. A most unique fresh rye and pumpernickel bread. The best never to be duplicated. Their cakes were good too.

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  16. Hey my sister n I have a bet...maybe u all can help... their cakes, with lemon filled in the layers...was it just one layer of lemon or 3 layers..? I remember small layer, lemon, layer, thick lemon, another layer n the lemon and top layer and buttercream frosting...

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  17. Every occasion from birthdays to weddings was celebrated with a Korb's cake in our family for 35 years or so. So sad the're gone :(

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  18. My hubby "Al, the Baker" worked there till the day they closed, ed fields from autocrat family bought it and ran it right into the ground.....

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    1. If you don't wish to publish the recipe here, my email address is briandangelo73@gmail.com
      Thank you!!

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    2. If anonymous has all the recipes from Korbs, why not share them here ? Or better yet, compile a small cookbook for publication with all the recipes. Check out www.portugueserecipes1.com

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  19. I live In Florida now, but would always stop at the bakery before taking the bus home to Coventry - I was first year at the old CCRI bldg. on promenade st. I would love the recipe to the chocolate nut cookies they made. pvdguy1@yahoo.com

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  20. Korb's was the best. If someone does have the recipes, I would buy a booklet with all those recipes.

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  21. I remember Korb's in the 50's when it was on North Main St in Providence. It is one of my fondest memories. We lived on the East Side on Howell St. The sugar cookies were the best. If your receipt had a red star on it you would be given a free 8" 🎂. ☺.
    We all loved the jelly donuts and the cake filling, just the best. When they moved to Pawtucket we would still go. . Memories of childhood. The smell of the bread baking!

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  22. The hermits! How I wish I had the recipe and the pumpernickel bread, such a fun place to go after skating on the pond. And the cookies, and stuffies! legendary! so nice to grow up there :)

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