“What’s a Cronut?” I asked my friend, after she kept raving about it. “A combination of a croissant and doughnut! You must try it!,” she shared enthusiastically. The original Cronut was born in the States (thank you Dominique Ansel!). When we learned that Wildflour was selling their own version of the Cronut, we just had to try them for ourselves.
This is Wildflour’s Vanilla Cronut. Also available in Chocolate & Strawberry.
Calling all sweet tooths. This is one sweet snack you HAVE to try. It really is a crossbreed of the croissant and the doughnut. This is made from layers of croissant dough that have that distinct croissant flakiness when you bite into it. There’s cream inside the dough, aside from the frosting. I think it’s delicious. It would be best to have this with tea so the sweetness gets downplayed a bit. A little too sweet for me, but a snack I’d definitely go for again! I’ve tried their Vanilla and Strawberry Cronuts. Both are good!
Now for the misses. I really love Wildflour, but there are two dishes that didn’t quite hit the spot for me. First is their Macaroni & Cheese.
Macaroni and Cheese (Gruyere & Cheddar)
It looks so beautiful, doesn’t it? It wasn’t for me, though. It was cheesy, but lacked the creaminess that makes a mac and cheese dish comforting. Plus it was served in an iron dish, which upped its pretty quotient but made the dish taste a little off. When I was eating the bottom part of the macaroni and cheese, I could taste the iron on the pasta. Maybe that’s just me, and I don’t know if you’ll have the same experience when you try this. But what I do know is that the iron plate made the mac & cheese taste funky. So I won’t be getting this again.
Warm Sticky Icky Bun
This is Wildflour’s Sticky Icky Bun. I’ve heard a lot of folks rave about this so my expectations were ultra high. My friend and I were underwhelmed. Don’t get me wrong — it’s a good pastry. It has the texture of a cinnamon roll. The brown syrup is like toffee. Are you familiar with panutsa? It tasted similar to that — quite delicious. But… that’s that. It was just OK.
I’m still definitely returning to Wildflour! There may have been some misses but I’m hoping my next experience with them will be super awesome. And yup, cronuts — we shall meet again!