January 30 is National Croissant Day in the United States

Nespresso Café in San Francisco

The only reason I know January 30 is National Croissant Day in the United States is because my Starbucks mobile app told me!

Starbucks app

I couldn’t find the origins of this “national day” to celebrate the flaky, buttery French pastry, but as a fan of all things French, I’m glad someone made it up.

After all, I have them to thank for this blog post idea!

So for fun, here’s a round-up of my favorite croissant-related content, plus 3 of my own posts on the topic.

  • This is a funny Vine. They call it the “croissant drop” #relatable
  • I admit I say “kraw-Sohnt” because to me, saying it the French way (with the nasal “kwa-Soh”) outside of France sounds pretentious. Here’s a short video showing how to pronounce croissant in English
Canvas tote bag I got from a boutique in Toulouse
  • In southwest France, chocolate croissants are called chocolatines. Imagine my delight in asking for one by name at a Farmers’ Market in Toulouse
  • When I returned to California, I noticed chocolate croissants being sold as chocolatines at a local bakery, La Farine
  • At another local bakery, La Châtaigne, I enjoyed a tall and flaky croissant

From Safeway, I often get the 15-pack of mini croissants:

Signature Kitchens natural butter croissants from Safeway

I eat them plain or I fill them with Nutella, apricot jam, or chicken salad. These mini croissants may not be made in France, but they satisfy this Francophile just the same.

Enjoy your Croissant day! 🥐

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