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Almond croissant taste test

dreamsicle | Apr 1, 2007 10:49 AM

Ever since I've eaten those croissant aux amandes at Bay Bread (fresh out of the oven and still warm!), I've become addicted to them. After seeing all those rave reviews of Delanghe's croissants, I decided to do a taste test to compare Bay Bread's and Delanghe's version while I was in the area a few days ago. (One of the attached photos show Delanghe's on the left and Bay Bread's on the right.)

Delanghe's croissant tasted kinda stale, and the almond paste was cold and thick. Maybe it was just my poor luck that I didn't get a fresh one (I was there at about 1PM). The raspberry almond croissants did look good though, and the mushroom meringues were divine.

Tartine's frangipane croissant is ok, but nothing spectacular and way oversized - just not worth the $3.25 for me. I think my fave is still the Bay Bread one, especially when they're warm with the almost liquidy almond filling and the crispy topping (heh :P). Oh, and they have two new flavors of macarons (passionfruit-mango and vanilla) at Bay Bread now ... both are splendid!

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