This week's Trader Joe's review brings us to breakfast. We're reviewing Trader Joe's Almond Croissants.You'll find these in the freezer section. They come in a box of 4 for $4.49.
One thing you must know about these is that they have to rise OVERNIGHT. Don't forget or you'll be kicking yourself in the morning.
Here's how they look straight out of the box...
And, after rising overnight...
They get really, really poofy. (I put the ruler there for comparison, but they really just expand up, not out.) ;)
In the morning, you'll bake for 20 minutes, then let them cool for 10 minutes before eating (AKA: torture).
A mom's (my) review: I'm wondering...would it be too much to have these for breakfast every day for the rest of my life? I'm serious, would it? Oh my gosh, these are perfection. Flaky, buttery, and filled with a sweet and lightly cinnamon-y almond filling...these croissants are EVERYTHING. They smell heavenly, too. You know how some croissants can be dry and you end up with more in your lap than in your mouth? Not so with these. The outer layer is crispy with a soft interior. I will absolutely have a stash of these in the freezer the next time we have overnight guests (and, possibly for every day).
Overall rating: 5 of 5 stars
A teenager's (Jack's) review: I am a HUGE fan of croissants. But these are something special... First, you start with a slightly crunchy, buttery outside (which is incredibly tasty). Then, the inside, complemented with a layer of almond paste towards the bottom of the croissant, contrasts very nicely with the buttery outside. A sprinkling of powdered sugar, as in this case, is always a nice add-on.
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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