“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Bread „
My granddaughters' all love croissants and we'll often have them with breakfast on a Sunday morning, I am not particularly loyal to any one brand so when I saw some Mini Croissants in Sainsbury's I decided to buy a packet for the novelty value of piling them all onto a warm plate for the girls' to help themselves. We usually have one of the larger croissants each so even though there are twelve in this packet I was sure they would all be eaten as they are so much smaller than those of normal size. The croissants can be eaten cold or heated through in the oven for a few minutes. I much prefer them warm as the butter I use melts so beautifully thought the flaky pastry and the cold jam tastes lovely on top of piping hot croissant, after heating the outer edge of the croissant becomes nice and crispy - although watch out as these croissants are particularly flaky so you probably will get into a bit of a mess if you don't hold your plate under your chin as you're eating! I do think these are delicious, easily one of the tastiest shop branded croissants. They do not have the 'All Butter' tag but are wonderfully buttery in flavour and consistency, these croissants are perfectly nice to eat with no spread or filling although I do enjoy mine jazzed up a little. I'm impressed that the ends of the croissants do not go hard after heating, a problem I have with Tesco croissants where a quarter of each pastry is wasted due to the fact that it has gone so hard so quickly. The size of these are perfect in my opinion and they are so much more than a novelty, the small size makes them so much more manageable with even my two year old granddaughter being able to pick one up and munch her way through it along with the rest of us. They are not terribly greasy nor overly dry in texture, I'd say they are pretty perfect actually and don't leave my fingers oily or tacky after eating. I paid £1 for these twelve croissants, which is a bargain considering how good they are. Having said that the usual price is £1.69 which I still think is very reasonable indeed. There is an extra advantage to buying these Mini Croissants and that is that if you are dieting there are obviously less calories in these than a normal sized croissant, in fact each one contains just 77 calories and 4.4g of fat which is a huge drop considering the standard size Sainsbury's Croissants has 188 calories and over 10g of fat - I could have two mini ones for that, although perhaps that is defeating the object a little!