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Crookie - Croissant and Chocolate Chip cookie

The most recent rage in Paris - the mashup of a croissant and a chocolate chip cookie. Made famous by TikTokers and other influencers (insert eye roll emoji here, please).

I'm undecided if I will make my way over to the 9th Arr to visit Maison Louvard in the Fall or not. Can't decide if this sounds wonderful or appalling. Or maybe they will have made it to my neighborhood by then?

Here's a gifted article from the NY Times today.

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/20/world/europe/france-crookie-croissant-cookie.html?unlocked_article_code=1.l00.6Hk-.nOROFeW5NMcA&smid=url-share

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Whole Foods in Chicago occasionally has those in their bakery section. I had one a couple of months ago.

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A Paris trained local with her newly opened Boulangerie here in Vancouver is making them every Sunday and she sells out very quickly.

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Thank you for the article, Pam. Maison Louvard is an 18-minute walk from our hotel which we'll be staying at at the end of May. Directions are now on my home screen.

I'm more than ready to up my carbs since before a vacation, I always lower my intake and then feast at my destination! Fingers crossed for a great cup of cappuccino, too. (Wish they had them in venti sizes in France!)

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Croissants -- Yes!
Chocolet Chip Cookies -- yes!
Together -- As a Luddite once said, "If it isn't broken don't fix it."

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Good grief. Next thing you know they will be putting chili on hot dogs. Oh wait...

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Pam, you must go and test it out! It sounds pretty darn good!

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Mardee, I think Lindy has volunteered to be the scouting party, lol! I too would like to scout out at least a large latte, lol....

Claire! That isn't too much of a drive from CdA!

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Since discovering the Chausson Citron breakfast pastry I have no room for cookie croissants.

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David Lebovitz did a blog post on these recently. As I recall, he tried it but was not impressed.

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Since then, this Frankenstein of pastries as it is called in France can also be found in Leclerc supermarkets and at Picard (frozen food store) at €0.98 each.

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Yes Pam, let me know if you are coming this way:) We have a few other Paris trained folks doing their best with bread and pastries here which helps to fill the gap between Paris visits.

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From David Lebovitz's Newsletter:
"In my last newsletter I wrote a little screed against all the overloaded foods that people are piling sky-high and cramming in their mouths on social media, and mashups like Crookies, chocolate chip cookie dough croissants, which have become a “thing” in Paris, believe it or not. (Breaking: I also recently saw on IG someone stuffing babka with raw chocolate chip cookie dough in Paris.)
I saw my local bakery offering them and I asked how they were selling, and the owner said, “Very well!” and she offered me one. (Shown at the very top of the newsletter.)

When I pulled it from the bag, it was kind of a mess as the butter had soaked through it by the time I got home. I pulled off a corner and took a bite; it tasted like half-baked cookie dough surrounded by butter-soaked pastry. It was redundant, while at the same time, discordant. It’s kind of like putting pasta on pizza—they’re both related, but they have nothing to do with each other.
I’m not a calorie-counter, but at around 900-1000 calories, that’s just under half of my recommended intake. (A doughnut is around 200-250 calories, a bagel with cream is 400-600 calories, and a croissant is 400.) I’m all for indulging in delicious things, and I moderate what I eat so that I can eat everything. But I don’t think I’ll be indulging in any more Crookies."
He does love Boneshaker Donuts, however.

Still, I must give it a go!
P.S. my older son loves vodka penne on top of pizza. . .

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I think I will wait for further reviews before I bite the bullet and try one. ;-)