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Finally tried pretzel croissant at City Bakery--disappointed

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What's the big deal about it? It's nowhere near flaky enough and the novelty of the "pretzel" otuside did not make up for the doughy unflavored inside.
Did I just eat a bad one or did anyone else have the same experience?

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  1. The one I had had just come out of the oven and I thought it was really quite good. I think most croissants are best eaten fresh out of the oven, though.

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    1. re: BaronessCore

      I think the name is deceiving. It's delicious, as long as you're not expecting a croissant or anything like one.

    2. I love them...hot...cold, whatever. The combination of flavors is unique.

      Unless you really got unlucky, you just don't like them. (Same with me and the Molly burger.)

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      1. re: NAtiveNewYorker

        Love 'em.

        We've got a Dean and DeLuca here in Tokyo and I pick one up for lunch.

      2. Wow...this is one of the few things I really like at City Bakery...

        1. I'm with you. I love City Bakery's regular croissants (I think they're the best in the city), but the pretzel one really doesn't do it for me. Pretzel flavor, salt, and croissant just dont' mix for me. I'm a traditional croissant kind of girl, I guess...

          1. I'm with you. I prefer my croissants light and flakey. CB's regular croissants used to be like this as well unil the last year or two where they changed bakers. Now the texture is similar to the pretzel croissant -- heavy and doughy. I tried again about three months ago only to be disappointed again.

            1. i like the croissants at city bakery (doughy is good with me) but i don't see all that much difference between the pretzel version and the whole wheat version (i haven't tried the regular version). the pretzel one just seemed saltier on the outside, and the sesame seeds added minimal texture and flavor--not worth the extra buck, in my opinion.