Chocolate Almond Croissant
I'm not a big fan of automatically commenting on here on J Gold's most recent reviews (though they are good, if a bit Asian-heavy), but reading his today made me wonder: does anyone know where I can get a good chocolate almond croissant? He gave some good suggestions for almond ones, but when I lived in Paris I felt that choco almond ones were the peak of croissant perfection. They have almond paste inside and some sliced toasted ones on top, but also some good dark chocolate inside as well. In addition, they seem to be darker in wheat origin? or just baked longer? and with a light confectionary sugar dusting on top.
I've found these to be harder to locate Stateside. I'm hoping somewhere has it, and not Anisette since part of the fun of a croissant is eating it as you walk. And not paying too too much for it. Thanks!
I like the ones that Cafe Laurent sells @ the local farmers markets. I'll usually buy a couple when I go to the Torrance FM on Saturdays.
You can also get them at their restaurant in the mornings.
4243 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230
There was a small thread way back in 2006 on this subject - found here http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/331481 (Amandine in West LA is a very good bakery) and I wonder if Susina Bakery has them? I haven't noticed them there, but they make such nice almond and chocolate ones I wouldn't be surprised if they combined the two flavors.
12225 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Susina Bakery & Cafe
7122 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Not a chocolate almond croissant, but how about a chocolate raspberry croissant? They sell them in the bakery cases at Whole Foods* and are supplied by Orange Bakery.
The chocolate is more like a deep chocolate than a milk chocolate, and with the tartness of the raspberry, makes me wonder why I haven't eaten more of them.
I've spotted them at the Glendale and 3rd & Fairfax locations.
I think they have some at La Maison du Pain but I've never tried them since I don't like them. LMDP uses chocolate chips rather than chocolate bars.
I think they are darker because there's more sugar in them, but the wheat/flour should be the same.