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.
5. Pearl Bakery
6. Whole Foods Bakery Dept.
Pearl - Portland, OR