Chowhound has failed me miserably.
I finally made it to Proof. The croissants were not even close to Chaumont.
First of all, they were the same price (ok, fine, $.05 less), and about half the size. That would be ok if they were mind-blowing croissants.
But they are not. They are just A-OK croissants, done in that rather American style. Like a slightly better version of the croissants my grandparents by in bulk from Costco for holidays... They're very crispy, but not necessarily flakey. More spongey than delicately layered. Didn't really have that magical butteriness that great French croissants have, which Chaumont delivers in spades.