By Grace Deng
The premium chocolate muffin is the very definition of heaven in your mouth. The moniker is well deserved: the premium chocolate muffin is perhaps the only premium quality food Chartwells has ever offered. The first bite of the muffin tastes like fluffy chocolate clouds, but it is forgotten as soon as you reach your second bite: the gooey chocolate center.
Those who do not understand why I’m waxing lyrical about a chocolate muffin have never tried it before, and now they apparently never will. Recently, the premium chocolate muffin has disappeared from all three Chartwells installations at Shanghai American School Pudong’s high school: the kiosk by the gym, the Juno Cafe, and the high school cafeteria.
Students are rightly upset by the changes. “I miss all that chocolate,” says Kristen Fu, a junior. “I’m extremely sad.”
Even students who didn’t eat it regularly are sad about the missing muffin. Jasmine Liu, a sophomore, gave me a pouty face and told me she was sad because she just liked having it as an option. “What if I want to indulge?” Jasmine complained, noting the main attraction of the muffin: indulging in chocolatey goodness.
However, some students are finding small silver linings in the loss of the premium chocolate muffin. “It enables me to have better food habits,” says Brent Cheung of junior year, a student who bought the muffin regularly as a snack. “I’m still sad, but it does help me improve my health and economic standings.”
Jacob, our cafeteria manager, assured Pudong Press that the premium chocolate muffin would be coming back. Apparently, the premium chocolate muffin is produced by a Chinese factory that is on break for Chinese New Year.
Jacob encouraged us to tell students to email him at email@example.com because student support will help bring the premium chocolate muffin back even faster.
With the mystery solved, students will surely appreciate its return.