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barryg Jul 3, 2013 09:54 AM

Swiss Haus Bakery is making their version of the Cronut™ now. Anyone try it?

  1. bluehensfan Jul 3, 2013 10:00 AM

    I have seen the photos and they look good albeit a bit much for one person to eat. Maybe this weekend I may give in to temptation and will report back.

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      JohnnyKBar Jul 3, 2013 05:51 PM

      Landis Supemarkets (Perkasie, Telford) in Bux-Mont Cary fried croissants, which are awesome. Why do you need the donut shape of the cronut when you can just use the original form?

      1. Delucacheesemonger Jul 4, 2013 06:28 AM

        Had one at D Ansel a few weeks back, this does not look anything like that.

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        1. re: Delucacheesemonger
          barryg Jul 4, 2013 08:17 AM

          Jim Hausman: “We pay homage to the Cronut ... Our Cronut is different,” using a different recipe for the croissant dough.


          1. re: barryg
            cwdonald Jul 10, 2013 11:10 AM

            And the other reason I believe is that Cronut has been trademarked by the originator so the Philadelphia folks had to both call them something different as well make them significantly different to prevent any legal problems. Reminds me of the shenanigans Chickie's and Pete's pulled with their trademarking crab fries and why anyone that puts old bay on their fries has to call them something else.

            1. re: cwdonald
              PhillyBestBYOB Jul 11, 2013 05:51 PM

              It's pretty clear that the trademark isn't valid. There was a "cronut" being sold in Texas before the one in NYC. Different recipe, but it was a pastry too.

              1. re: PhillyBestBYOB
                cwdonald Jul 11, 2013 08:23 PM

                You never know what a court will enforce...........

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                  PhillyBestBYOB Jul 12, 2013 05:26 PM

                  If I were in the bakery business, I'd just call them cronuts. That guy in NYC isn't going to spend money suing people.

                  1. re: PhillyBestBYOB
                    cwdonald Jul 12, 2013 05:48 PM

                    Actually i am pretty sure he is ..... or he would not have trademarked it.

                    Ask the folks at El Jefe in Ambler formerly going to be known as Taco Feliz.

                    1. re: cwdonald
                      PhillyBestBYOB Jul 13, 2013 07:46 AM

                      Not if someone else was using the name before him for a pastry

                      1. re: PhillyBestBYOB
                        cwdonald Jul 13, 2013 07:48 AM

                        And they would have to be challenging the trademark. Clearly Ansel has the trademark and is defending it. You do not have to be first to use the name to be able to trademark it.. you just have to do it. Same thing with crab fries.


          2. re: Delucacheesemonger
            phillybakingqueen Jul 16, 2013 12:44 PM

            Of course you did, DCM. I'm entirely jealous!

          3. PhillyBestBYOB Jul 4, 2013 09:06 AM

            Cronuts are evil!

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            1. re: PhillyBestBYOB
              bluehensfan Jul 8, 2013 04:09 PM

              Swiss Haus is not making the Cronutesque item on the weekends...yet. I tried!

              1. re: bluehensfan
                cwdonald Jul 8, 2013 04:11 PM

                Did they give an ETA?

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                  bluehensfan Jul 9, 2013 04:33 AM

                  They are just doing it on weekdays for the time being but eventually may do the weekends too.

                  1. re: bluehensfan
                    cwdonald Jul 9, 2013 04:38 AM

                    Well i will try to check it out this week when I am in town.Will post a pic if I can.

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              Bob Loblaw Jul 10, 2013 10:38 AM

              Ate one today.
              It was good. Certainly a legit entry in the desserts/sweets category.
              I didn't think it was all that, though- I don't forsee going out of my way for one again. And I don't see paying $5 for one again - but no reason for Swiss Haus to drop the price, the place was swarming with people, all there for cronuts. It felt like the other baked goods there were just props.

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              1. re: Bob Loblaw
                bluehensfan Jul 10, 2013 10:40 AM


                I am glad for now they don't have them on the weekend as the mob scene may interfere with my nonpariel cookie purchasing.

                1. re: Bob Loblaw
                  cwdonald Jul 10, 2013 10:40 AM

                  Bob what time did you have to queue up to get one? I think there was an article on Foobooz that said they are released between 10 and 11 and they are selling out. They also mentioned you can "reserve" one ahead of time.


                  1. re: cwdonald
                    Bob Loblaw Jul 10, 2013 11:03 AM

                    It would have been a bit before 10. And yes, there certainly were 'reserved' cronuts. I was worried that I wouldn't get one, actually. There were a lot of cronuts but many were already in boxes with names on them.
                    I didn't spend very long in there - the queue itself wasn't long, it was just that the whole place was clearly in all-cronut-all-the-time mode- putting them in the boxes, labeling boxes, there were some people lingering around, there was a camera crew...

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                  barryg Jul 13, 2013 08:41 AM

                  Frangelli's is getting in on the action too... and for less than a dollar a piece: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...

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                    barryg Aug 2, 2013 11:19 AM

                    Artisan Boulanger is getting into the game at their new location in South Philly, which is now open, btw.


                    1. mrbigshotno.1 Aug 2, 2013 11:31 AM

                      Albertsons has been selling fried glazed croissants for over 20 years in their donut case. Seventynine cents.

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