Cronuts are getting more and more mainstream. I tried out a chocolate and raspberry one from Tesco the other week (well, a Do'Cro), but I couldn't say I'd ever had an original one. But Dunkin' Donuts came to the rescue with their new offering. It's not a Cronut, it's not a Do'Cro, it's a croissant donut. I assume that's because they can't be bothered to think up a ridiculous hybrid name. But hey, croissant donut, that's all you need to know.
The idea is pretty simple, it's a croissant mixed with a donut. The execution is pretty effective too. There are several layers of nice flaky pastry, all topped off with a nice sugary glaze. The donut itself is actually pretty croissant-like, it tastes like one, and does possess some of that distinct flakiness. But the donut element does shine through as well, giving as heavier texture to the dough that makes it satisfyingly filling and less messy to eat. It really contains the best of both bakery treats, and the glazing on top really permeates through the layers to give a lovely sweet, sticky kick. This is a great offering from Dunkin' Donuts, and it's one that will grace my next dozen selection box.
My rating: 5/5