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Jan 2, 2008 11:29 AM

Nutella in Chocolate Croissants [Split from Los Angeles Area board]

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Do all chocolate croissants use nutella? I'm allergic to hazelnut. Do any just use chocolate?

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  1. I don't think I've ever had one in the US with Nutella in it.

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    1. re: Das Ubergeek

      Don'tbe too sure! A lot of places do use Nutella. it is easy to get, and the Traditional Pan a chocolate and chocolate crepes in France use it.

      1. re: Diana

        I'm French and I never saw a pain au chocolat with nutella.

        Yes, crepes with chocolate have nutella.

        1. re: Diana

          I hate to jump all over Diana, but I too have never seen pain au chocolat with Nutella. Although that sounds rather nice.

          1. re: vlad

            When my husband, who is a mix of cherokee, scandanavian, and brit (why ehtnicity counts here I dunno) was in France for several months as a teen, he encountered many chocolate croissants filled with nutella. This is why he is weary of getting me chocolate croissants..

            Why, this is on our very own Chowhound:

            But I'm glad that there are chocolate croissants out there that are safe for me. I have to be careful with the Crepes. Me, I've never been to France, and have only eaten the pain au chocolat at Breadbar.

            1. re: Diana

              I've never had a pain au chocolat with made w/nutella. Diana you say a lot of places use it, but you have only eaten pain au chocolat at one place?

              1. re: budlit

                budlit, go back and reread the post you responded to more carefully.

                The reason I thought that was that my husband informed me many of the ones he had in France had nutells. I suppose he figured they mostly did, as many US "chocolate crepes" also use nutella (as in france) He is very good about protecting me fron nuts, to which I am allergic.

                The one I had at breadbar had no nutella, they told me. But I have been hesitant to eat others, due to what my husband says, andhe is hesitant to let me.
                It helps to read carefully.

                I'm glad to be wrong on this point, though! Still, I imagine it would be safest to ask the baker each time!
                The chowhound "recipe" uses nutella, and that enforced my belief.

                1. re: Diana

                  Uhm, Diana, that is clearly not pain au chocolat. While that certainly looks tasty, that is simply a crossiant cut open with nutella smeared into it.

                  While I am no expert on things French, my guess is they would call a croissant with nutella, 'pain au nutella'. Like here:


                  1. re: vlad

                    well, yeah. The chowhound recipes ain't always spot ont. It does say "easy". Making croissants from scratch is a longer, more difficult process.

                    But you see, having headr my husband say they have nutella, and seeing nutella in this recipe led me to believe that my husband was right, and nutella was the norm. I mean, chowhound recipe folk COULD have smeared on a decadent chocolate fudge sauce from the jar, too. But they used nutella.

                    Geez, gang. Is it obvious now how I came to the conclusion?

                    The wolves love to leap on a downed deer, eh? :)

                    I have a deadly nut allergy, I gotta be careful

              2. re: Diana

                Yes, that link definitely shows the Rachel Ray of pain au chocolat!

                1. re: ausfrench

                  :) truly! 30 second recipes! not so much a recipe as an instruction. Cut, smear, eat!