OUR SEARCH FOR THE PERFECT CROISSANT TAKES US TO DELIFRANCE WITH THE HERITAGE CROISSANT
When it comes to the croissant, our Editor Clare is constantly on the look out for a croissant that can take her back to her days in France. The full butter taste, perfect combination of crispy and flakiness and not forgetting that just baked aroma, so when Délifrance announced they were serving up The Heritage Croissant, a three gold star winner no less, we had to send her along to put this croissant to the test.
At Délifrance, The Heritage Croissant goes up against other challengers in the croissant market as it boasts being ‘tastier, healthier and crispier’ than the others. The Heritage Croissant is the winner of three Gold Stars received from the world-renowned International Taste & Quality Institute (iTQi) and, following a blind taste test in June of 2013 emerged as the winner of the Superior Taste Award 2013.
The Heritage Croissant at Délifrance is made using top quality French ingredients such as finely milled premium wheat flour, fresh butter from Brittany and Label Rouge eggs (eggs laid by hens reared on 100% plant-axed feed, minerals and vitamins.)
Not only is The Heritage Croissant available au naturel, it is also served up in two savory flavors – Turkey Bacon & Chicken Ham and Almond Poulet. For a limited time, The Heritage Croissant can be a perfect treat too – Cream Cheese with Strawberry Toppings and Hazelnut Chocolate with Almond Flakes.
So what did our Editor, Clare make of this Heritage Croissant at Délifrance?
The aroma of the freshly baked croissant was divine and I could almost taste the croissant already. I opted to try the natural/plain croissant first and was impressed with the golden colour as well as the texture…a perfect croissant for me should leave just the right amount of crumbs and flakes on the plate yet not be too buttery to stick to my fingers and The Heritage Croissant is all of these. Of course, I had to try the croissant with some flavor and, my indulgent self opted for the hazelnut chocolate with almond flakes…simply delicious! I’m personally not much into the savory flavors but my hubby tells me the Almond Poulet is good and would make a nice change from his usual lunchtime noodles.
Now until 28 February, The Heritage Croissant is priced at $2.50 per piece. From 1 March onwards, The Heritage Croissant will be priced at $2.90 per piece or $8.90 for a pack of four.