When it comes to trends, social media is more often than not deciding what’s cool and what’s not these days. Sometimes, what we see online can come across as being a little crazy and over the top but even then, the curious mind starts to wonder. That certainly is the case for those XL, gigantic croissants that have been going viral for a while now. Whoever’s done some research will know that it’s the Parisian patissier Philippe Conticini who’s been the driving force behind this mouthwatering trend but now, you can also get the curiosity in Brussels.
A croissant as big as, or even bigger, than a loaf of bread, until recently, has been something we could only dream about. Usually, you either have the choice between a normal croissant or a mini one, urging you to get a whole bag of the goodies when you’re organising a brunch between friends on Sunday morning. To resolve that issue, or just to make the headlines, Parisian patissier Philippe Conticini came up with the idea of the Croissant XL as he calls it. And for those who prefer a chocolate bun, he also offers the Pain Au Chocolat XL.
After seeing this, quite a few patisserie lovers made the decision to visit Paris, a trip mainly centred around tasting some of Conticini’s XL pastries and posting that experience on social media. But now, those of you who are living in Brussels will no longer be obliged to hop on a train in order to taste a giant’s piece of pastry. Fine Bakery, located in Uccle, has decided to jump on the bandwagon and started selling their version of the enormous croissant.
You’re now wondering how many mouths you’ll be able to feed with just one of those croissants? The answer, according to the bakery, is about 10 to 15. Quite a few indeed. Of course, at 32 euros a piece, the pastry doesn’t come cheap but if you consider how many people it’ll satisfy, it’s probably worth a try. And if the goal is just to impress your breakfast company, we’re quite sure you will succeed.