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September 25th, 2012 · 32 comments

At Ama’s office in Jacksonville, Florida, a friendly staff member brought a sweet treat to share. “This became too much for one anonymous coworker,” Ama says, “who maintained his or her strength under pressure long enough to leave this note.” (Honestly, as someone with a particular weakness for the sweet stuff myself…I kinda understand.)

Blueberry Cheesecake for Whoever Wants Some. I'm totally intimidated by this cheesecake. Will someone please eat it so I can use the breakroom!

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This is a candy-optional office

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  • #1   shwo! bang

    Violet Beauregarde

    Sep 25, 2012 at 3:20 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #2   Zing

    Cheesecake. Ugh…

    Sep 25, 2012 at 3:52 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   The Elf

      Cheesecake. Yum!

      Sep 26, 2012 at 7:06 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #3   Hunngggry

    I will eat it, I will, I will!!!

    Sep 25, 2012 at 4:52 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #4   Joooey

    I’d gladly skip lunch, supper and breakfast the next day in order to eat the entire thing (if no one else was going to have some).

    Sep 25, 2012 at 5:20 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #5   Adriana

    I make a tasty low-carb cheesecake. Speaking of which, I should get to that. It’s long overdue.

    Sep 25, 2012 at 5:40 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Molly Musaka

      You have an hour. I’ll be here waiting.

      Sep 25, 2012 at 7:57 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #5.2   The Elf

      It’s rude not to bring enough for the entire site.

      Sep 26, 2012 at 7:07 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #5.3   Jean

      You’re a moron. Cheesecake is by definition low carb.

      Stop your idiotic posturing about your fad diet or eating disorder.

      Sep 26, 2012 at 8:53 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #5.4   Seanette

      Where can I find your recipe? My DH is diabetic, and loves cheesecake.

      Sep 26, 2012 at 9:10 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #5.5   TKD

      Fat, sugar and starch are the preponderance of ingredients in any cheesecake worth eating. In what alternative view of chemistry are these not defined as carbohydrates? Name calling is only tolerated here if your position has technical merit.

      Sep 26, 2012 at 11:28 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #5.6   The Elf

      Look up nutrition stats for “typical” or “average” blueberry cheesecake. Without knowing the exact recipe used, it’s impossible to determine these particular nutitional values, but it is reasonable to assume it is likely to be close to “typical”.

      Here’s one from Livestrong:
      One 6.6-oz. slice of blueberry cheesecake has approximately 475 calories, 27 g fat, 130 mg cholesterol, 315 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrates and 7 g protein.

      I’m not sur how 52g of carbohydrates could ever be defined as “low carb”. Please continue posturing about your “fad diet” and “eating disorder”.

      Sep 26, 2012 at 11:46 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #5.7   Jean

      See above note about posturing. Does it make you feel better? Superior? Good for you.

      Sep 27, 2012 at 6:00 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #5.8   The Elf

      What, facts? I rather like them. Using facts instead of blather to make a point does make me feel better, in fact. Thanks for noticing.

      Sep 27, 2012 at 7:08 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #5.9   AlfaCowboy

      Good man, The Elf.

      Sep 27, 2012 at 7:26 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #5.10   Rattus

      Jean, you’re a twat. That’s it. That’s all I have to say.

      Sep 27, 2012 at 8:19 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #5.11   Poltergeist

      Didn’t any of you guys/gals read about the new study conducted by an unspecified major university? Anything can be low carb if you just *believe* hard enough. Jean is obviously a believer.

      Sep 27, 2012 at 10:29 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #5.12   helen-louise

      @TKD 5.5

      Fat isn’t a carbohydrate. It’s a lipid ;)

      Sep 27, 2012 at 11:08 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #5.13   Kyle

      Fat’s not a carb, and if the recipe doesn’t call for a jillion cups of sugar, the carbs /starch would mostly be in the graham cracker crust and blueberries. Basically a low carb cheesecake could be achieved by eating a stick of cream cheese covered in syrup.

      Sep 30, 2012 at 3:15 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #5.14   redheadwglasses

      Rattus, that is so unfair to twats!

      Oct 3, 2012 at 11:37 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #6   lagne

    I have been craving cheesecake for, like, three weeks. I’ve been holding off. And now I’m about to write myself a note telling myself to eat a damn cheesecake so that I may stop motorboating my screen.

    Blueberries. Mmmm.

    Sep 25, 2012 at 7:54 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   JT

      Motorboating your screen, LOL.

      Sep 25, 2012 at 8:54 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #7   mille6se

    But is it gluten free?

    Sep 25, 2012 at 9:31 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #8   Lili

    Dieters or not, can we all agree that this note-writer wins as the most endearing of 2012?

    Sep 25, 2012 at 11:11 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #9   ddk23

    Team note writer…I dreamed of this cheesecake last night.

    Sep 26, 2012 at 6:29 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #10   The Elf

    The second note writer needs to satisfy her craving by taking a tiny sliver of the remaining peice. Soon, only a 1/2 inch slice will be left, sitting forlornly in the pan all day and into the next because no one wants to take the last morsel.

    It’s a good thing there’s always the PA office dish doer who, disgusted by the spoiling dairy, tosses it, washes the pan, and leaves a note admonishing her coworkers.

    The cycle continues.

    Sep 26, 2012 at 7:10 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #11   Dane Zeller

    Fortunately, I follow a strict diet that prevents me from eating foods whose names are made up of two or more words that don’t go together. “Eggplant” is my best example, followed by “mincemeat pie,” and, of course, “carrot cake.” “Cheesecake” is also on the list.

    Sep 26, 2012 at 8:39 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Mawwd

      Does sweet potato count too? ‘Cuz that would definitely be on my list. Potato was never meant to be sweet.

      Sep 26, 2012 at 9:25 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #11.2   Wait..what?

      Guess you have never had a yummy sweet ‘potato’ pie. It isn’t made of Idaho taters. In fact no potatoes are harmed in the making of this delicious culinary treat. A YAM is not a potato it is just called one by the uninformed.

      Expand your horizons. Damn now I want to go home and make one.

      Sep 26, 2012 at 9:48 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #11.3   Jami

      For me it’s the blueberries.

      I love cheesecake but I cannot stand fruit toppings, especially ones in heavy syrup like that. (Now if it was a sprinkling of fresh blueberries that might be a different story, depending on how I’m feeling today.)

      For me cheesecake should either be plain or topped with chocolate of some form. Either syrup, fudge, chocolate chips, etc.

      I’d also like to say you really haven’t had cheesecake until you’ve had a freshly made Junior’s Cheesecake.

      Luckily for me, while I live in California, I bought their cheesecake cookbook. So while I can order one and have it shipped out, I can also make one according to their recipe which is almost as good as having the real thing. (And cheaper too since I don’t have to pay S&H from New York to California.)

      Sep 26, 2012 at 1:06 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up

    • #11.4   Dane Zeller


      No wonder I’ve failed to lose weight. Sweet potato was not on my list. Thanks for the warning!

      Sep 27, 2012 at 8:36 am   rating: 90  small thumbs up

  • #12   Really?

    How dare you do a nice thing and bake a cheesecake for the office, don’t you know that I am on a diet and I am the only person that matters in this office!?

    Sep 26, 2012 at 6:35 pm   rating: 90  small thumbs up


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