Monday, September 8, 2008

Food Deal: The Pain Au Chocolate (Croissants)



Chocolate croissants are a special treat around here. Partly due to the calorie and fat content (high) as well as the price (also usually high). Sold at Starbucks for about $2.95 per croissant or you can get 15 from Williams Sonoma for $39.95 (not including tax/shipping). That comes out to approximately $2.66 per. Unfortunately for your thighs, Trader Joe's has remedied the price issue!

These buttery beauties sell 4 for $3.99. Sold frozen, all you have to do is set them on your baking sheet the night before to "proof" or rise. Then in the morning, they bake in about 20 minutes. They are light, very flaky, with a good pocket of chocolate running through the middle - just like the ones you would get from a French bakery! Dee-licious
What are some of your favorite "luxury" foods and have you found them for less?
**I don't work for Trader Joe's or get paid by them. Just sharing my favorite food finds at a good price.

1 comment:

Becky Seiler said...

These are my favorite Sunday morning treat...even better brushed with an egg glaze before baking :-)

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