I'll be completely honest with you guys - it's been a pretty crap month or so and I've basically resolved myself to functioning on very little food and plenty of coffee!
So it's not suprising with all going on - my Grandma and family dog of 10 years both passed away last month - that I haven't really had much passion for food, and as a result, blogging.
I did, however, manage to try some of the new gluten free croissants and pain au choc from Genius - something I have been ever so excited about since I first saw the news of their arrival on Facebook!
For too long I have craved the buttery, sweet pastry - a sensation I don't ever remember trying and has lived only in my imagination.
I think the woman in Tesco must have thought I was a crazy lady! Running in and bundling the shelf's-worth into my basket!
Back at home, there was no hope of waiting for breakfast - I had to try them, and I had to try them NOW.
Pain Au Choc
I was worried that these would be stodgy - not like the dreamy, french pastries I see lining the quaint patisseries of my mind!
But the pastry was crisp, flaky and golden - perfect!
The chocolate is a rich, dark variety - a little bitter if you're keen on the sweeter, milk variety, but complimenting the sweet pastry.
Overall I was impressed - these were so yummy, and definitely something I would buy again!
I think these were definitely my favourite!
The pastry, like the pain au choc, was deliciously buttery, crispy and flaky.
I had these with my Mum's home-made gingerand rhubarb jam (which, for the record, is absolutely AMAZING!!) and they were such a yummy treat!
I really can't reccommend these two products enough - they are glutinous (but not gluten-nous!) sweet, delectable treats and perfect for anything from a quaint Sunday breakfast to evening-time comfort food.
I love eating my croissants with jam - but how do you eat yours? Next on my list I think is cut in half with ham and cheese.....I'll let you know how I get on!
Any suggestions on croissant-combinations, please comment below! x