No doubt about it, my absolute favorite breakfast treat is a croissant. I know they’re not very healthy for you on any axis, but it’s hard for me to resist this flaky, buttery, delicacy. Luckily (and sadly), there aren’t very many good croissants in my next of the woods, so I don’t indulge often. (Your best chance is at a Korean-French bakery – yes, these exist, and they are awesome!)
Simply thinking about a croissant brings back such great memories. It reminds me of being a teenager in a small city where the most “alternative” thing you could do is go downtown for an espresso and croissant at a terrible little coffee shop. Croissants also remind me of taking French in college – as my professor always brought in a variety from a nice French bakery during finals. It also reminds me of all the croissants I’ve had in France. Every single croissant I’ve had in France has been incredible, even at the airport!
There’s something about a croissant that sums up everything I love about French culture. They are both simple and complex. Every day and indulgent. They take attention and craftsmanship to get just right. They are chic but not showy.
Do you love croissants as much as I do? Or maybe you’re just a breakfast pastry fan? If so, take my latest quiz What Flavor Croissant Are You? Even if you’re not a huge croissant fan, you may appreciate this quiz for what it says about your personality.
Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):
- What do you get for What Flavor Croissant Are You?
Is it true for you?
- Is your favorite breakfast pastry a croissant? Or something else?
- How often do you have a croissant for breakfast?
- Have you ever been to Paris? If so, what did you like about it? If not, would you like to go?