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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Bauli Croissants

Bauli Croissants

When Mr. Ruggero Bauli started his baking career in 1922, he never anticipated Bauli to be where it is today, as one of Italy's top pastry providers. Leaving his hometown of Verona in 1927 to seek greater fortune in Argentina, the steamship Ruggero was sailing on, the "Principessa Mafalda”, inexplicably sank. Only a few passengers survived like Ruggero, who was pulled upwards by a wave and ended up in the net of a boat coming to the rescue. Life started there in Argentina, where he made his fortune opening his own confectioner's shop and eventually employing 40 people. However, his hometown, Verona, was still in his heart. In 1937 Ruggero decided to relocate to Italy where, with his wife Zina, he opened a workshop and their first store, which would evolve into a company that many Italians love.

Today, Bauli is known for baking the highest quality of authentic Italian pastries. From croissants to the traditional Christmas Panettone, Bauli has perfected it all. Pandoro, specialty cakes as well as cupcakes are amongst the treats baked by Bauli that come pre-packaged and ready-to-eat, providing convenience and deliciousness. Made with wholesome, natural ingredients and filled with shared moments of sweetness and pleasure, joy and tradition, Bauli makes "everyday a holiday!"
I loved croissants growing up, but they were hard to find and REALLY expensive. I also loved filled doughnuts.

So, when Bauli agree to send me some of their products for review, I was excited. Two of my childhood loves in one product? YES PLEASE.

Let's take a look at what I received.

^^Cherry Croissant packaging^^

Cherry Croissant is great any time of day, thanks to its delicate natural cherry filling. Enjoy with a cup of milk at breakfast or a glass of freshly-squeezed fruit juice for an afternoon snack.

This reminded me of a cherry jelly filled doughnut, except the doughnut part was more ‘flakey’ than ‘cakey.’ The jelly wasn’t overly sweet, like most jelly doughnut filling is.
It goes great with coffee or milk, but I’m afraid the tartness of the juice they suggest would really clash with the sweetness of the jelly and the croissant pastry.
TASTE: 8/10

^^Vanilla Custard Croissant packaging^^

Cream Croissant brings a touch of delicate decadence to the breakfast table. Its smooth custard cream paired with the inimitable puff pastry of the Croissant Bauli makes this afternoon snack irresistible.

This was so delicious. The custard was very rich, smooth and creamy, with just the right hint of sweetness to it. It heavily reminded me of a custard filled doughnut, just a little less sweet. This was my favorite of the selections we received.
TASTE: 10/10

^^Mini Chocolate Croissant packaging^^

Miniature flaky puff pastry treats with a luscious chocolate cream centre.

I didn’t really like these, but it wasn’t any fault of the company. I am just not a huge chocolate fan. That being said, these were okay. The chocolate was creamy just like the vanilla custard was, but being I’m not a huge chocolate fan, these were my least favorite.
TASTE: 6/10

The only problem I see disabled folks having with these croissants is opening the packaging. I had some trouble opening them, and eventually had to take scissors to them.

I can’t find a definite place to buy these. Both Amazon and Walmart have them listed, but they seem to not be available when clicking the link.

Very yummy croissants. Just enough sweetness to satisfy anyone's sweet tooth!

**As per FTC guidelines, I received this product in exchange for an honest review. Only compensation I received is the product(s) mentioned above. All opinions are my own and your usage/results may vary.**

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