THE PRETZEL CROISSANT
See this? You know you want it! You must try it! You will devour it! You will fall prey to the deliciousness of the irresistible Pretzel Croissant! Don't deny your palette this luxury!
See... I'm a sucker for bread. I don't think I could live if I had to follow a gluten-free diet (although I'd probably have a little less padding around the middle if I gave it up [sigh]). I love seedy-grainy breads, soft french breads with a nice outer crust, cinnamon swirl raisin bread, english muffin bread, coffee cake bread, foccacia bread, Irish soda bread, yulekaka (Norwegian/Swedish christmas bread), garlic bread, asiago cheese bread, that crazy King's Hawaiian sweet bread you buy in the grocery store with the tinfoil bottom in the orange bag... Well, you get it. LOVE BREAD.
When I came across this little ditty at Trader Joes, I was skeptical. Can they really cross a flaky, buttery croissant with a salty soft pretzel and be successful? I thought it would be dry and dense and not like a croissant at all. Boy HOWDIE - it's damn near the best thing I've tasted in a while! I'm thrilled about this croissant and jumping for joy!
How weird am I to love a pretzel croissant like this? And did I look at the price? Why, NO! For all I know it could cost $10 and I'd buy it right up. That's totally something my Mom would do. Crap. I hate it when i do things like that.
Anywhoo. They come 2 two a bag and totally aren't healthy at 240 calories a piece.
But when you are possibly addicted to bread, it's hard to say no.
(and just so you know, I'm writing about this out of my own free will. I'm not affiliated with Trader Joe's at all. Just glad there's one 10 minutes from my house and had to share this tasty discovery with you all!)