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Buttery and flaky goodness — Mister Donut Japan to sell original Croissant Doughnuts

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Many of you have probably heard about the croissant doughnuts that have been all the rage in New York, so much so that buying them for people apparently has become a business on its own. Well, we’ve heard about the delectable pastry here in Japan too, and we already have some bakeries and even a convenience store chain selling the sweet, flaky treats.

Now it looks like Mister Donut in Japan is going to be the newest member to join the Cronut bandwagon. From April 1, the major doughnut chain will be offering their own version of the treat, which they’re calling the Mr. Croissant Donut. And we have to say we’re quite happy with the news, because frankly, New York is a bit far for us to go and buy pastries, but these, we can’t wait to try right here in Japan.

According to the Mister Donut press release, their Mr. Croissant Donuts are made from croissant dough that has been fried and then oven-baked, giving it a very light and flaky texture, with a special whipped cream sandwiched in between.

The Mr. Croissant Donuts will come in three different flavors:

Chocolate and Custard Whipped Cream: The light croissant pastry (fried and then baked) has custard whipped cream sandwiched inside, and is also coated with chocolate and topped with crunchy chocolate crumbs and powdered sugar.

White Chocolate and Caramel Whipped Cream: The flaky croissant/doughnut comes with a caramel whipped cream sandwiched inside and is coated with white chocolate, topped with almonds and decorated with regular chocolate.

Maple and Angel Whipped Cream: The croissant pastry, again with whipped cream inside, is coated with a maple syrup glaze and decorated with white chocolate.

The donuts will cost 180 yen a piece, and they’ll be on sale until early June. Come April 1, we have a feeling many doughnut loving Japanese customers are going to have a hard time deciding which croissant donut to try. But then again, we don’t think they’ll be complaining about being surrounded by all that chocolate and whipped cream.

Source and photos: PR TIMES

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I'll be curious to try one, but it's too bad they aren't selling a simpler variety, with maybe just some powdered sugar or a simple honey glaze. Like Krispy Kreme, their base doughnuts are good, but when they throw on tons of additive-laced frosting and cheap whipped cream, they ruin it.

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I hope that chef in NY gets a patent on them. Sucks to have corporations steal his innovation.

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@jforce

I hope that chef in NY gets a patent on them. Sucks to have corporations steal his innovation.

They do. That's why the article doesn't call them by their original name "Cronuts" so if you don't want to get sued, don't use that name.

@borax

I'll be curious to try one, but it's too bad they aren't selling a simpler variety, with maybe just some powdered sugar or a simple honey glaze. Like Krispy Kreme, their base doughnuts are good, but when they throw on tons of additive-laced frosting and cheap whipped cream, they ruin it.

I totally agree. Sometimes simple is best. I think these donut companies are not helping themselves when they pound on all this junk on these. I had a chance to taste the original Cronuts and let me tell you, the 2 hour wait was worth it. It's got that airiness like the donut, but the succulent and flakiness of a croissant, it's just heaven, simple, light glaze. If Mr. Donut doesn't make a simple Cronut, I would personally pass on it,

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If she keeps eating those, she won't fit inside that donut for long!

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