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in seach of…vegan chocolate croissant

I saw it! I saw it! I swear it was there! It appeared and I grabbed my camera as fast as I could, and I’m afraid this blurry photo is my only evidence of the elusive—nay, legendary—vegan chocolate croissant. Doubt me if you must. I probably wouldn’t believe me if I were you. If I hadn’t seen it with my own…

All right, I’m done playing. I sure was mighty excited when it happened, though. One morning Back to Eden posted on Facebook that they had vegan chocolate croissants. Not normally a huge commenter, I jumped to action: “Hold on to two! I’m getting dressed now!” Pajamas went flying and Tom and I jumped in the car and made our way through the autumn rain to pick up what I kinda see as the Holy Grail of vegan baking. And yes, I was totally called out as the Facebook girl when I got there.

Get over the fact that there’s next to no chocolate in it—I was upset for about five seconds. This croissant is in no way inferior to its dairy-laden cousin (the last nonvegan thing I ate, lo those five or so years ago, so that should tell you something). It was crisp and flaky and moist and rich and de-friggin’-lightful.

I so wish I could make this myself, but I’m also OK waiting for the bakery to surprise me with them every once in a while. That way it’s a special treat and I don’t get spoiled. That’s a lie. I would eat this every morning if I could. Maybe I could work out a deal to buy a bunch and freeze them…

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7 thoughts on “in seach of…vegan chocolate croissant

  1. There’s a great recipe for these in the Vegan Brunch cookbook by Isa Chandra Moskowitz. I’ve made it, and it’s actually quite simple (and delicious, of course), so you can make it in your pj’s if you don’t feel like buying it next time.

  2. I was in Paris, last February, and dying for a croissant the whole time. I kept telling myself just wait until you’re back in PDX. Thank god for Back to Eden! (It had been sixteen years since my last croissant and well worth the wait!)

  3. I love the picture of the elusive vegan chocolate croissant. Isn’t that what Big Foot eats? (But don’t call him “Big Foot” to his face. He’s sensitive.)

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