Trader Joe’s Almond Croissants are outstanding selections in the frozen aisle. There are currently three varieties to choose from: mini, chocolate, and almond. Their croissants are highly rated and the almond flavor is no exception to this. If you enjoy the flavor of almonds in a variety of forms this is a great item to reach for. You’ll also want to have an egg wash ready before they go into the oven. Mine did not look like the box until I added the egg wash. The powdered sugar is optional and may make your Almond Croissant a bit too sweet.
The pros: Super delicious, ooey and gooey almond paste filling that is superb out of the oven.
The cons: You’ll need to plan a little ahead and take these out of the freezer the night before. I’ve also found that they frequently leak the magical almond paste out of the croissant when cooking. Just be aware so the sugary magma does not burn you.
The verdict: For $4.49 this is a great deal for 4 croissants. Better yet, this is one of the tastiest croissants. I almost prefer this to the Trader Joe’s Frozen Chocolate Croissant. They are crisp out of the oven and the filling is just divine. I really thought the almonds only referred to the ones on top of the croissant. Instead, I was greeted by warm almond paste that added a divine touch of sweetness. The slivered almonds on the top added a welcomed crunch that was more dense than what the croissant could offer me. These are just as good at Trader Joe’s Chocolate Croissants. If you like almonds, this is a great item to reach for if you haven’t tried it already.
The box of Trader Joe’s Almond Croissants:
The back of the box with the nutritional information:
How to prepare:
How Trader Joe’s describes this product:
Out of the freezer it looks like:
Out of the toaster oven after rising overnight it looked like this (I added an egg wash to it):
Would I buy this again? I can honestly say that Trader Joe’s Almond Croissants make my weekly shopping list. I always have a box of these handy.
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