If you’ve spent any time in Central Texas, chances are you’ve eaten kolaches, the puffy pastries with roots in Central Europe. Kolaches began as wedding sweets with fruit or poppy seed fillings, but nowadays you’re likely to see savory varieties as well.
The Valero kolaches are pretty good—they seem to be baked fresh every morning, says VaderSS, who compares the bread to slightly sweet Hawaiian rolls, with a salty, buttery crust. After sampling a few, VaderSS liked the jalapeño sausage and cheese flavor best, followed by the regular sausage. The bacon kolaches lack flavor.
Discuss: Kolaches at Some Valero Gas Stations
Photograph by VaderSS