Cronuts. Kind of a big deal. Its sweeping the planet. Making the news. Thousands of dollars for a box of them in NYC. Crojobs on Craigslist. But Sydneysiders are lucky that they have Australia’s numerou ono Pastesserie God Adriano Zumbo making them this sweet treats. Today, walked up, found some. Adriano’s Zonuts. This is the Cronuts catch all page – I know somewhere else that sells them and I’ll be visiting monday.
At the star
So the Pina Colada Ones and the chocolate ones sit waiting on the rack. Too bad there’s a queue and the ladies netted the last two chocolate ones. That’s alright, I like Pina Colada.
“So I wrote to the paper, took out a personal ad *snip snip snip* I thought it wasn’t half-bad
Yes, I like Pina Coladas, and *snip* I’m not much into health food”
Out the door with 4. Thats the maximum number I could have bought anyhow.
Here’s the Pina Colada Cronut/Zonut in all it glory. Its surprisingly big.
Here it is, the cronut on a plate. Fascinating this write up eh.
Layers of croissant dough (Buttery) sweet tangy glaze and sugar on the sides. Its quite indulgent.
Here it is once I
sliced wacked it with a knife.
Its surprising. The thing is quite crunchy, the textural distinctions is kind of interesting. and yes, I did eat it the right way (if there’s such a thing as the right way to eat a piece of fried dough).
L “very nice, I liked it. Thanks for making me fat”
J aka me “Cheap. Bigger than expected. Sweet. Quite delicious. I rate it”
C “I’m going to be sick + It was quite full on. It was like eating deep fried butter captured in a shell of pastry”… then later “There was chocolate ones……this changes everything!”
S “pending” – she ducked out of phone contact til monday.
I’d get another.
Only available at the Balmain+Star Adriano shops.
Bacon Maple Zonut $5
So Zumbo switches out the flavours every week or so and I don’t necessarily want to chase them up and eat every single one… just imagine my waistline, the promise of a bacon maple one… well, had to go get my hands on one.
the cronut here is injected with bacon maple cream, has bacon chunks, mapled peanuts (quite nice), bourbon soaked raisins (my initial reaction was gross as I don’t like raisins) but it turned out to be quite nice. Chewy and added texture to the crispy Zonut.
This cronut was a tad more savoury, the bacon flavour wasn’t too heavy and I might have wanted more of that porky saltiness. I might have preferred this to the pina colada one as it was distinctively less sugary. Overall, rather good.