Mini-Review: TJ’s Mini Croissants

(Guest post by The Boyfriend)

Just after our Christmas trip to Paris and Munich, I did a review of Des Gateaux et du Pain (which I prefer to call “The House of Pain” because I’m weird that way), home of the World’s Best Croissants.   While endlessly singing the praises of their croissants and pastries, I also lamented that good (let alone great) croissants are hard to come by in the Cincinnati area.

Lesley over at Gourmet or Gourmand commented that Trader Joe’s frozen mini-croissants are surprisingly and amazingly good.  Lesley lived in the land of croissants for many years and knows her stuff.

Julie and I just had these delights for breakfast.  Lesley is right.  They are fantastic!  They are certainly not House-of-Pain caliber, but fresh out of the oven, they’re mighty tasty and the flakiest croissants I’ve eaten here in Cincinnati.

TJ's Croissant

Just take the croissants out of the freezer before going to bed and put them on a lightly-buttered or parchment-paper-lined baking sheet.  When you wake up, they’re ready to go in the oven.  Twenty minutes later, voila!  Fresh croissants.

Come to think of it, I don’t think I’ve ever eaten anything from TJ’s that I didn’t like.

(Editor’s note: That’s because I’ve spared you the horrors of their sushi. HORRORS.)