Have you tried Cronuts yet?
The Cronut is apparently the newest thing in food right now. It was discovered/made/invented in New York and it has finally reached Manila!
Well, sort of.
Let me explain.
If you don’t know what a Cronut is, you can read the Cronuts 101 from the maker of the original Cronuts, Dominique Ansel.
What is a Cronut™?
Described by many as a half croissant, half doughnut — this pastry hybrid by Chef Dominique Ansel is taking the world by storm. After its launch on May 10, 2013, Cronut™ fans spanned the world from Berlin to Singapore, making it the most viral dessert item to date.
Simply put, it’s a donut made of croissant dough.
The term ‘Cronut’ has been trademarked by Dominique Ansel so the Cronuts you find here in Manila aren’t the original Cronuts. (Hence, the ‘sort of’)
Fun fact: If you’re going to take particular notice, the bakeries and restaurants that sell cronut-like desserts are not naming their products ‘Cronuts’ because the term Cronut has been trademarked.
Anyway, last Sunday, I was able to taste a croissant donut!
This particular croissant donut was bought from Wild Flour Bakery in Fort, Taguig.
Just a tip before you rush off to Wild Flour Bakery to get a taste. You just can’t buy the croissant donut when you get there. From what I heard, you’ll need to pay for reservation and then come back when your donuts are ready for pick up, most likely the next day. If you go there without any reservation, you’ll just end croissant-donut-less and sad :(
Here are some more teasingly yummy photos of Wild Flour’s croissant donut from their Facebook Page
So how does it taste like?
Well, it’s pretty yummy! It’s slightly more compact than a normal croissant but it’s still flaky. It has cream in between the croissant layers and you get a crunch when you bite into it :) It’s REALLY good. I can imagine enjoying this with a really good cup of coffee or tea!
If you’re planning to go Cronut hunting
Croissant donuts have been spotted in the following places here in Manila.
- Dolcelatte in Quezon Avenue in Quezon City but it’s on a pre-order basis.
- Dunkin Donuts, surprisingly, is selling their own version of Cronuts, too, in selected branches in Manila.
- Chatime in Pioneer Center at Pasay City serves Kronuts from 1PM to 4PM, also in limited quantities.
Let me know you’ve sighted any more croissant donuts being sold elsewhere!
Have you tried the croissant donut yet? What do you think? Does it deserve the hype or is it over-hyped? ;)