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Oct 15, 2010 11:39 AM

Found in Longo's: Delifrance frozen croissant & pain au chocolat

Was browsing my local Longo's last night and notice that they carry frozen croissant and pain au chocolat made by Delifrance in their frozen aisle. The package claims they're made with all butter. I think they are priced about $5.99 for a package of 6. Has anybody try them? Do you like them?

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  1. Delifrance? Really? I have no idea where the chain originates, but I eat wayyy too many of those pain au chocolate when in Hong Kong. Deliciously buttery, flaky and chocolatey. Even the French girl from the office devours them by the dozen :)

    Which Longo's were you at, if you don't mind me asking?

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    1. re: FrenchSoda

      The new one at Bathurst and Rutherford. Look at the freezer cabinet right next to the bakery counter where they keep the frozen cakes and desserts. The croissants were located at the bottom left corner.

      1. re: ComeUndone

        Thanks! I'm excited to try them. I wonder if this is an initial attempt to see if the Canadian market it interested.

        1. re: FrenchSoda

          I think Longo's has had them for a while. I occasionally order from Grocery Gateway (they deliver Longo's products) and recall getting them well over a year ago. I really like them - they're nice to have when guests are visiting and you can bake some fresh croissants for breakfast.

    2. Sorta slightly off-topic but have people checked out the new Longo's at the ACC? It is seriously amazing in there and will be taking some of my grocery budget away from Loblaws Queens Quay, that's for sure.

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      1. re: childofthestorm

        I generally love longos for its produce, but how's parking down there?

        1. re: jlunar

          If you spend over $30 it is free parking (not sure how long the "Free" parking is). Obviously, would probably be best not to shop on a Raptors or Maple Leafs night :)

          I was also impressed with the Longo's there, I just walked in quickly before a Leafs game but I want to go back to try the pizzas.... Maybe someone should start a new thread on that Longos :) I wonder about the pricing at their "bar" too (serves wine and beer right in the store, with a nice seating area too).

          Re: the original topic... I am pretty sure I have seen them at the Burloak Longo's too, and, I maybe have bought some one time (or, I am getting confused with another grocery store one I bought...)..

          Maple Leaf Restaurant
          1076 Cardiff Blvd, Mississauga, ON L5S1P3, CA

      2. Our Longo's (Ponytrail) has had these on and off for a while now. We love them and pick up a couple or three packages anytime their on the shelf. Nice and flaky. The inside is a tad moister than a bakery croissant, but very acceptable. A buck per croissant seems a tad pricy, but I guess that's what one pays for the "anytime" convenience. They are in the dessert section of our Longo's, too. I guess to accommodate the chocolate ones.

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        1. re: dakjek

          oooh, that's 'my' longos too! i'm going to check it out!

          1. re: lilaki

            I found the Pain Au Chocolat at the Burlock Longo's and agree with you, dakjek. The inside was a little moister than usual, but for a frozen croissant to keep in the freezer and have fresh-baked in 15 minutes, very tasty. Not as delicious as the dozens I consume at the DeliFrance locations though!

            Thanks for posting, OP.
            Not as delicious as the dozens I consume at the DeliFrance locations though!

        2. I was just at the new Air Canada Centre Longo's and spotted them there.

          Air Canada Centre
          40 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5J2X2, CA

          1. Would like to resurrect this thread because I just noticed that the Longo's I frequent has substituted these croissants with some generic-looking brand from Montreal. Same price with similar packaging, except that there is another 5 or 10 additional chemicals listed in the ingredients with names so long I have no clue what they are.

            Does anyone know where else I can still find those beloved croissants (from Delifrance) in the GTA, preferably in the Richmond Hill/Scarborough/Markham area?

            Otherwise I suspect Fiesta Farms should still carry them.