It’s all the rage. But seriously, it is. People get in line at 5am in front of the Dominique Ansel bakery in New York to get their hands on one. Emma Roberts was even denied when she tried to cut in line back in August. So what’s the deal? Are these half donut, half croissant treats really worth all the fuss? Here’s what I think:
I was lucky enough to have gotten an original cronut from the Dominique Ansel bakery when I was in New York this July. Even better, I didn’t have to wait in line for it. Let’s just say that I have pretty nice friends.
The Verdict: It’s pretty damn good. The combination of flaky croissant with sugary donut come together perfectly in every bite — add in the raspberry filling, and you have perfection.
Never one to be overshadowed, Los Angeles of course had to come up with its own cronut following the NY craze. While there are a handful of bakeries selling the cronut in Los Angeles, I tried one from SK’s Donuts and Croissants.
The Verdict: Eh. Maybe it’s because I had the original first, but SK’s cronut tasted like a normal donut to me. Still delicious, but not anything revolutionary.
So there you have it. I love you Los Angeles, but let New York take this one home.
Have you ever had a cronut? What’d you think?