Sunday, March 6, 2011

Almond Croissant Smack Down Part 6: Bed-Ridden Obese Croissants from Whole Foods



Before reading beyond this pathetic sounding title, I would like to disclose I eat Whole Foods pastries on a regular basis.  
I even have a punch card. 
Most of their stuff is pretty good - and made on site.  I am a regular consumer of their spinach and feta croissant so I figured I'd better try their almond croissant to give due diligence to this almond croissant smack down. 



As probably expected, this was the worst almond croissant thus far. The croissant tastes more mass produced than Costco croissants and the almond filling is the equivalent to yellow brand (if anyone remembers yellow brand generic foods from the early 80s) marzipan, if there ever was such a thing.  There are pros: if you are ultra hungry and short on cash (ahem, fifty cents) this is the largest (bed-ridden obese large) and cheapest ($2.50) croissant thus far.  However, the croissant is chewy and non flaky. The entire package ranks last in the smack down. Big surprise, but I had to let you know that I am continuing the search. I would never, ever get an almond croissant again from Whole Foods.

6. Whole Foods Bakery Dept. 

Pearl - Portland, OR

7 comments:

tasteofbeirut said...

You should do what my (virtual) friend Julie did, in France; she made some croissants from scratch and said it was easy and they were amazing. I did buy wholefoods plain croissant once and liked them although found them too buttery.

Anna A. said...

Tasteofbeirut - That is a good call - maybe I can figure out how to make vegan ones with Earth Balance butter since I'm now fasting for lent!

Helen said...

Happy Clean Monday Anna! Let the vegan food and Lent begin! I was always under the impression that everything at Whole Foods was super delicious! I don't go to Whole foods often but when I do, I have to pick up some kind of pastry. The stuff I've eaten is generally pretty good. Too bad this almond croissant was disappointing. That being said, I'm sure you have already figured out which one is the winner :)

Mary said...

Experience has taught me to never say never :-). I share that not as a prescient old sage, but as one who has humbly learned to eat words. Till you have to eat yours I'm sending wishes for a great evening your way. Blessings...MAry

Ivy said...

Kali Sarakosti Anna. I didn't know that there is a vegan butter. I usually substitue with margarine or olive oil during Lent. I love the idea of a spakopita filling in croissants.

Anna A. said...

Helen - Haha, yes, WF usually has delicious pastries except for the chocolate and almond croissants and the low fat bran muffin. Haha I might have tried all of them - my arch nemesis! Are you fasting?

Mary - Haha I think I eat my words a lot. I am a walking contradiction. LOL.

Ivy - Kali Sarakosti! I think an olive oil croissant is long over due...

Helen said...

Anna, I'm not officially fasting but I do enjoy vegetarian and vegan dining and I generally prefer eating meatless dishes by choice.