Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Is a Cronut better than a Doughnut?

In the past year, I've been reading about something called the Cronut and apparently, it has been all the rage since 2013 in New York. In fact it has been named as one of the "25 Best Inventions" of 2013 by Time Magazine! I kept seeing reports about this unique doughnut (or is it spelled donut?)-croissant hybrid, I started to get desperate for one myself. 

So when I saw the local Mister Donut advertising it, I immediately jumped in line to get myself one. I knew that it would most likely be way inferior to the original one in New York but it had to do for now. They are selling them for just a bit more (216 yen) than their regular doughnuts (around 130 yen). Still they are way cheaper than their New York counterparts. ($5 each!) 

Most likely due to legal stuff, they are called Mr. Croissant Donuts and they come in 6 different flavors. I originally bought myself three flavors but I stupidly decided to open the box of donuts over the kitchen sink, where 2 of my doughnuts fell into. The photo shows the one lone survivor of my mishap, the Orange and Lemon Whip Mr. Croissant Donut. 

So how was it? Was it worth the extra yen over their regular old-fashioned doughnuts? I actually thought they were pretty good and compared to their typical line-up, it was a step above in taste as well as presentation. It really was like biting into a croissant and a doughnut at the same time. The dried-orange bits added fruity flavor while the lemon drizzle gave it an extra layer of sweetness, which is actually a good thing because the doughnuts ( donuts? how are they spelled? ) at Mister Donut Japan is never sweet enough for my Westernized taste buds. 

By the way here's a link to see why there are two spellings for the doughnut or donut. 

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  1. I have heard of cronut, but have never eaten one. They sound like they are quite yummy. I live in the United States, but in the state of Minnesota, so not sure if they have come here yet.
    First time to you blog, very nice!

    1. Thanks so much for checking out my blog! The Cronut was definitely worth the caloric splurge and I'm still on the lookout for a proper Cronut shop here in Tokyo. Let me know if you have a chance to try one. :)


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