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Jun 4, 2011

International Weekend: Dora3 Apricot Jam Croissant

This week's International Weekend product comes from Italy via overstock/closeout chain Big Lots which now has an international foods aisle. Dora3 Apricot Jam Croissants come in a pack of 6 individually-wrapped croissants filled with apricot jam for $2.50.

I was a bit dubious but curious about buying a package of croissants since I've really never seen it done before; I only see croissants sold in bakeries and bakery departments. There aren't any croissants in the bread aisle but I figured there must be a good reason for that. If Dora3 Apricot Jame Croissants are any indication, there is.
The texture is that of a very cheap croissant with very little of the buttery flakiness that you typically want from a croissant.

I liked the apricot jam but there wasn't too much to be found inside the croissant.
Overall, I'd take a pass on this one unless you really want shelf-stable croissants that you can leave in your pantry for a while. Otherwise, your better option would be to buy some recently baked croissants and spread the jam on yourself.

Nutritional Info - Dora3 Apricot Jam Croissant - 1 piece (50g)
Calories - 200 (from Fat - 70)
Fat - 8g (Saturated Fat - 4g)
Sodium - 85mg
Carbs - 29g (Sugar - 12g)
Protein - 3g


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2 comments :

  1. is it not illegal in foreign countries to offer false advertising on the packaging?  looks like an all out jam fest in the painted photo, and then it looks like there is actually nothing in the croissant.  judging by the photo you could bath in that stuff

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  2. I'm guessing the laws must be different or maybe it says "Artist's rendition. Actual product may vary" in Italian somewhere on the package... probably not.

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