These are mini frozen croissant from supermarket Waitrose.
We buy them occasionally as a breakfast treat and they make a low hassle alternative to buying fresh. They are ideal for special days, weekend mornings, birthdays etc. This small size is great for kids too.
These are part of a range of frozen breakfast goods that include pain au chocolat, pain aux raisins, larger croissants, and mixed butter pastries.
The ingredients are Wheat flour, Charentes butter (milk), water, sugar, yeast, wheat gluten, pasteurised free range egg, salt, emulsifier mono- and diacetyl tartaric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids, flour treatment agent ascorbic acid.
To cook them remove all packaging and place on baking tray. Cook for 10-12 mins in an oven at preheated to 200°C (Fan: 180°C) or Gas Mark gas 6. Like all products like this they cook quite fast an you have to keep an eye on them so as to not burn them, particularly if you oven runs quite hot.
The quality is nice and they're better than buying pastries the day before and keeping them overnight for breakfast and the fact that they're freshly cooked and warm whenever you want to prepare them is a big bonus rather than buying ones already cooked from the bakery which get dry quite quickly. We also really like the pain au chocolat which is in the same range.
The cost £2.79 for a pack of 12 but at the time of writing are part of a 2 for £5 offer.
I received a voucher for these to try for free - otherwise they cost £2.99 from the freezer section in Waitrose.
You get 15 croissants in a packet of the mini croissants (there is also a version available in 6 larger ones but I haven't tried those but they have the same packaging).
It may have been a product I would have walked past had I not had the chance to sample it for free, not realising how good a frozen croissant could taste, I was really rather surprised! I thought the price was a little expensive at first glance but compared to a 'best' version of another supermarket bakery counter croissant I have tried then these actually work out a little cheaper. I think these are actually superior as being cooked from frozen have a really fresh taste compared to the bought bakery products.
Although they are mini croissants and in their frozen state look quite small they do rise quite a bit in cooking and two makes an adequate breakfast, not the three I put in the oven not realising they would rise so much!! The pack itself doesn't take up too much room in the freezer either, especially considering there is enough for quite a few breakfasts from one pack.
They cook straight from frozen and in only 10-12 minutes, cook perfectly and are ideal for a luxury, lazy weekend breakfast or especially if you had friends over or even when you've run out of bread and then remember you have these handy items just waiting to be cooked!
I've tried them with jam and also some veggie 'meat' and cheese and also they are good enough to eat just straight on their own hot out of the oven.
They come out of the oven perfectly risen, soft in the middle with a flaky outside and taste amazingly luxurious - I never knew a frozen item such as this could taste so good.
Healthwise they are 92kcal each which isn't too bad if you have a couple even.
The beauty of these is the quality and taste and the convenience of being able to have them in the freezer for that unexpected moment when you want a bit of a treat.