Cronuts have been the 'it' summer food trend, and don't seem to be losing any steam. New cities are catching on daily to the croissant-craze, with new varieties of cronuts and croissant-inspired snacks. Some are sweet, some are savoury, and all look deliciousley epic. Here are a few of the many croissant creations to astound your eyes and your tastebuds.
With cronuts as the inspiration, London based bakery Duck and Waffle made their own variation titled 'The Dosant.' Still fried, the dosant differs in that it is long like an actual croissant, fried and glazed with cinnoman sugar, and is available with a chantilly cream filling, or chocolate chips. Creamy and sweetly greasy, London's answer the cronut may be better than the original.
Croissant Bread Pudding
One of the more logical croissant combos is the Croissant Bread Pudding. Much like the name suggests, the Cro-Pudding is a bread pudding where croissant dough has substituted dense bread. The switch makes a bread pudding that is lighter (but not in calories) and flakier than the traditional, but still just as creamy and delicious.
Straight outta Toronto is the Crookie. A combination of croissant and cookie (duh), the Crookie is the love child between an orea and a croissant. Clafoutie Patisserie and Cafe created the Crookie after being tasked to meld two traditional desserts. Flakey, gooey, and crunchy all at once, the Crookie is made to be eaten with a tall glass of milk.
Croissant Cheese Spiral Pie
Taking it to the side of savoury is the Croissant Cheese Spiral Pie. Using croissant dough, this pie is stuffed with herbs and feta cheese, then rolled out into a hypnotically delicious spiral shape. Pulled apart or sliced like a pizza, the Croissant Cheese Spiral Pie can be shared, or hoarded all to yourself. You know you want it all.
The Cronut Burger
Last, and certainly not least, is the logical next step for the cronut, to add meat and call it a burger. Sure, we already covered the Cronut Burger, but this puppy begs to be talked about, and eaten, again and again. A juicy meat patty with cheese sandwiches between sweet fried dough, the Cronut Burger is a miniature cardiac arrest in flavour and grease.
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Even though their shaved ice desserts are huge, you may not want to share because they're also incredibly delicious.
Each shaved ice dessert on the menu is piled high with toppings ranging from taro to brown sugar milk to mochi, mango and strawberry.
If you're not in the mood for shaved ice — or you're ridiculously hungry — Meet Fresh also has taro balls, grass jelly, purple sweet potato treats, tofu pudding, almond soup, purple rice desserts, waffles and more.
Montrealers now have another place to try a big South Koreanfood trend. Holy Choco, a "dessert heaven" on Rue Sherbrooke, just added Croffles to its menu — and you can probably guess what they are if you combine the words for two delicious treats.
Forget about Cronuts (croissant donuts) and Cronut Burgers and Cragels (croissant bagels). Croffles are a hybrid of croissants and waffles.
Address: 150, ave. Mont-Royal E., Montreal, QC (Plateau)
Why You Need To Go: They're famous for their watermelon and pineapple bowls but have a big menu full of fun and delicious Hawaiian-themed treats. We can't wait to try the Strawberry Shortcake Sundae and birthday cake ice cream, which uses actual chunks of birthday cake.
Address: 1274, boul. de Maisonneuve E., Montreal, QC (Ville Marie)
Why You Need To Go: Some of the most refined and elegant soft-serve twists you can find, Sachère always keeps balanced flavour profiles in mind. Think toasted pistachio & sour cherry, Matcha & dark chocolate, and olive oil & grapefruit mint.
True ice cream fans know that more is always better! Le Grand Verglas (The Great Ice Storm), a creamery on Montreal's South Shore, lives by the same motto with its famous four-level cones. How could you not add crushing one of these delicious behemoths to your summer bucket list?
The "frozen bistro" in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu specializes in cold desserts from gelato to milkshakes and bubble tea — but if you want to go big or go home, order the "Grand Verglas."