Despite being steeped in tradition and history, French patisserie lends itself to some of the most outrageous food mash-ups on earth. If you want to see fireworks, trying mentioning a “cronut” to a conservative baker. The reaction will almost be as enjoyable as the dish itself.
Of course, as with anything experimental, some creations are more successful than others. It doesn’t take a qualified patissier to realise that crossing a Danish with a cheeseburger is at best inadvisable, and at worst vomit-inducing. However, occupying the void between the appetising cronut and as yet unborn pastry horrors, there are some scarily real dishes that both intrigue and intimidate in equal measure.
One of these morbidly fascinating cross-breeds is now available, courtesy of the ambitious kitchen creatives at DiGiorno. In their latest twist on the classic pizza formula, the frozen food specialists have smashed together Italy and France, in the form of the highly unusual and extremely divisive “croissant-crust” pizza.
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Available for purchase now at stores including Target, the flakey riff on a comfort food favourite certainly raises a lot of questions - and eyebrows. Is it breakfast? Is it dinner? Is it somewhere in the middle (AKA, lunch)? Whatever it is, it’s definitely intriguing.
According to a report by Best Products, the croissant crust pie will be available in three separate flavours - “Pepperoni”, “Four Cheese”, and “Three Meat”. A press release initially suggested that the new product wouldn’t be available until May, but at least one Instagram user has found them on the shelves of their local Target.
Each croissant pizza will be available for between $6.49 and $7.49, and the rollout is expected to be extended beyond Target stores over the coming weeks. Croissant pizza might not sound like an orthodox way to start the day, but we’d be lying if we said we weren’t a little tempted.