The Cronut has become Manhattan’s must-have treat since going on sale earlier this month for $5 (£3.30) at the Dominique Ansel bakery in SoHo, where long queues begin forming soon after 6am.

Despite enforcing a six-Cronut limit, the bakery sells out of its 200 daily run within minutes of opening at 8am, leaving some frustrated customers tearful and even abusive towards staff.

“One woman legitimately cried,” chef Dominique Ansel said on Twitter. “We felt so bad, we looked everywhere to find her the last remaining Cronut.” None the less, “it is not OK to flip off our baristas because we are out of Cronuts,” he warned.