Saturday, May 16, 2015

Sweet on Trader Joe's Saturday: Almond Croissants

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trader joe's almond croissants review

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...
trader joe's almond croissants review

And, after rising overnight...
trader joe's almond croissants review

trader joe's almond croissants review
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).

trader joe's almond croissants review
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

trader joe's almond croissants review
Trader Joe's Almond Croissants: stock your freezer! 

Also from this week: kiddo has a name (and gets confirmed!) and a first job celebration cake!

Read all of our Trader Joe's sweet treats and dessert reviews!

16 comments:

  1. Omg, you make those sound amazing. Have you tried any of the crossaints from their bakery section? If so, how do they compare? I love everything I buy from Trader Joe's but for some reason the bakery section stills seems iffy to me.

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  2. They just opened a Trader Joe in our neighborhood, they look great for Breakfast.

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  3. Oh man, these are so tempting.

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  4. All three varieties – almond, chocolate and regular – are wonderful. They're a major addiction.

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  5. When I rise them overnight, should put them in refrigerator? or in room temperature?

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  6. we have a Trader Joes only 20 minutes from my house. whenever i go there i buy croissants no matter if i have them in the freezer or not. when the Kouigns Amann (“queen yamman") croissants come out (they're seasonal and caramelized!!!) you MUST try them. They. Will. Blow. Your. Mind. :)

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  7. we have a Trader Joes only 20 minutes from my house. whenever i go there i buy croissants no matter if i have them in the freezer or not. when the Kouigns Amann (“queen yamman") croissants come out (they're seasonal and caramelized!!!) you MUST try them. They. Will. Blow. Your. Mind. :)

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  8. I certainly agree to some points that you have discussed on this post. I appreciate that you have shared some reliable tips on this review.

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  9. LOL these are my fav!!! I am eating one right now......seriously!

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  10. Will buy this week when at TJ's! Looks yummy. I would like chocolate/almond! Maybe I can slip a sliver of chocolate bar inside before baking?!?

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  11. These are dangerously good. Pull them out of freezer, thaw and raise overnight; then bake next day. Doesn't get much easier, does it? Oh yes, dusting of confectioner's sugar is critical final step!

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  12. How do prevent the almond stuffing from boiling out when baking @ 350?

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    1. Hi Jim! The filling stays in place...no worries! :)

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  13. I'm a HUGE fan of these and the chocolate ones are equally if not even better! I notice though when I'm baking them (gas oven) mine come out a bit dry on the inside? These are brand new. And it's happened every time I make them. I thought maybe it's my fridge but no it's set to normal. I've made these exact ones at my parents' house (electric oven) and they come out flaky outside but nice inside. What am I doing wrong?

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