Authentic Gourmet 26 French Made Butter Croissants
agree that there's been a change
they are now arriving in a blue plastic bag with a few of them broken. they also have a very yellow color from the butter? as you take them from the bag and almost a rancid smell. they do not taste anywhere near the same from last year's orders. very dissappointed and will not be ordering again.
Something has changed....
I have been purchasing the "regular" butter croissants and these "French butter" croissants are definitely a change for the worse. They arrived poorly packaged, in a blue cheap bag, and some were broken. I followed the directions to a tee and once out of the oven they all fell! It was terrible as I was serving them for a brunch. The flavor is not as rich. A major disappointed. I've canceled my "regular" order of the original butter croissants. The William Sonoma ones are a little more pricey, but definitely reliable in how they cook.
They are not the SAME!!!!
I have had many orders of these Croissants. And had to use up my older ones. Upon baking some of these from this order, I do not know what has happened. They are no where as large as the first ones, Just not the same. I was surprised, I set the oven and timer as always, in the past. And this time they were over baked, and no longer the size I was used to. And I paid the same price. If you are going to make them smaller, please tell the consumers. They are not worth the money, That was paid for them. Please go back to the original product, size and all.... I would brag this product to my friends. SORRY....I did....
I just received my third shipment. The first two were wonderful. This shipment came in a flimsy blue bag with no directions. But the biggest disappointment was the size. I had a few left from my previous shipment, I put them side by side and there is a considerable difference in size. In the most recent shipment the croissants are about 75% the size of the past two shipments. But I paid the same price. I am extremely disappointed in the product and QVC for not mentioning the size difference anywhere. I am considering cancelling my auto delivery. They are not worth the money any longer.
How do they do it?
These are absolutely amazing and the taste is totally awesome. Well worth the price..
Pretty good for pre-made
Just got these to try. Not as good as a French bakery. But, pretty good for pre-made product. Just follow the directions. I used my toaster oven (a bit too small), but the regular oven would work better. I might buy again.
We live way, way out in the boonies - no sign of a bakery anywhere. The closest we could ever come to a French croissant was something in a tube - not acceptable and another tube has never hit my refrigerator shelf since disposing of the remains of the first tube. Coming across these croissants has been a wonderful coincidence. They are easy, authentic, and couldn't taste better. We will keep them stocked in the freezer from now on.
TALK ABOUT A LITTLE SLICE OF HEAVEN . . .
These babies are divine. Truly divine. Just ask the ladies I had over for a luncheon a few days ago!!! (Each guest ate 3!) Since these are frozen, I can't imagine what a fresh croissant from a French bakery would taste like -- I would probably pass out from the taste! I absolutely love these -- and my kitchen smells so good even the next day! Yummy, yummy, yummy -- if you haven't ordered these, you need to do so TODAY!!
I was at a friends house and she served this. OMG, outstanding! As soon as I get more room in my freezer, I am ordering these. They are delicious, they are big, you won't want another croissant again!
It does not get better than this!!!!
My wife and I have been in Europe and she knows her pasteries! She knew right away to talk me into getting the croissants and no regrets on my part!
OOOH LA LA
I was very hesitant about buying a frozen product but I was so very wrong. These croissants are so flaky and warm and buttery .. they are worth every penny. I make a few at a time on Sundays and when people come over and they are never disappointed. They are HUGE coming out of the oven and smell delish. Definitely definitely a good buy. Try them and you will NOT be disappointed.
I've gotten these before and sometimes with the chocolate ones as a mixed order. Something has changed. They baked up with less sheen and taste. After so many orders of this product that were amazing, I'm not sure what Authentic Gourmet has done with these croissants. It's not a question of freezer burn. It's more like there isn't the usual amount of butter in them. Too late to send them back.
I also am disappointed the full-sized chocolate ones are no longer available. Bring back the chocolate ones!