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Only in America

Only in America: My kingdom for a cronut

A black market emerges for a high-end pastry — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

Residents of New York City's SoHo neighborhood are now paying a delivery service $100 for a single "cronut" — a trendy new combination of a croissant and donut. The line at the bakery that makes the coveted pastries begins forming at 5 a.m., with a limit of two per customer. So Premium Cronut Delivery sends employees to stand on line.