Cronuts make it to Montreal – The Cronetto

July 24, 2013 , In: Cafe, Rosemont , With: 2 Comments

Montreal Cronut

Have you heard of a cronut?  It’s a croissant-doughnut and is attracting some serious craziness worldwide.  It was invented in NYC, and caused such a frenzy that cronuts were selling for $40 a piece on Craigslist.  Soon, the cronut spread and it got so crazy that at some places the line up was 8 hours, or $100 for a scalper price (as reported here).  Soon versions started popping up everywhere including Dublin, Jakarta, Chicago and…. Montreal.

I saw on a few places including Shut Up and Eat that La Cornetteria started serving cronuts – or Cronetto’s as they call them.  Yesterday, I realized I was only one block away when I was reading yet another story about cronuts, so I decided it was time to try it for myself.

Cronut 1

La Cornetteria’s Cronetto’s are $4 a piece and max 2 per customer.  Mine were filled with custard (I believe?) but the employee said they were going to switch it up in the future with cream, and nutella, etc.

Verdict?  I was expecting a croissant shaped like a doughnut filled with custard.  I guess I forgot the deep fry bit.  It was good, but quite heavy.  Hmmm….  perhaps my expectations were too high?

Have you guys had a cronut or the Cronetto??





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    • johnny
    • August 21, 2013

    best cronut now available at
    Boulangerie Patisserie Laura
    6055 boul robert
    st-leonard quebec
    call first they always sell out.

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