Saturday, January 7, 2012

Trader Joe's Chocolate Croissants

I've mentioned Trader Joe's Chocolate Croissants before, but I've never dedicated a post to them. These are some of the best frozen croissants you'll ever taste. The 'proof' is in the pudding, as they say, and these croissants are proofed (allowed to rise) overnight before they're baked for 20 minutes the next morning. The heavenly smell will take over your kitchen. Perfect for the weekend or that special day.

And, the price can't be beat--just $3.99 for 4! Chef Jean-Yves Charon from Galaxy Bakery is the genius behind Trader Joe's Chocolate Croissants.

O.K. these "Croissants" are really Pain au Chocolat, as anyone can see by the shape, so feel free to imagine yourself at a sidewalk cafe in Paris when eating these! The croissants are incredibly flaky and buttery, so light and airy, and the Callebaut chocolate is rich and delicious. Since there are four to a box, and each croissant contains 18 grams of fat, you might want to offer a few to family or friends. If you don't care what they'll do to your waistline or thighs, indulge. They're terrific!

This is one product that I think outshines most home baked croissants. Yes, you can make your own Chocolate Croissants, but these are so good, why bother?

You'll find TJ's Chocolate Croissants in the freezer section. This product was voted by Trader Joe's Fans as one of the top 10 of 2011. I totally agree.


vanillasugarblog said...

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~~louise~~ said...

I'm waiting ever so patiently for our Trader Joe's to be built. The list is getting longer and longer and now, I have these Croissants to add to it.

Thanks for sharing, Janet...

Congrats on the WIN!!!

Janet Rudolph said...

So excited about the win... and thanks, Louise, for introducing me to vanillasugarblog :-)

Anonymous said...

Croissants or pain au chocolat, they both look tasty!