A circular cream-filled croissant debuted at New York City’s Lafayette Grand Café & Bakery earlier this year and went viral on social media. It did not take long for the circular croissants to show up in Singapore bakeries. We got to find out if the new, flaky treat is worth the hype.
In 8 Days’ article TikTok-Viral Circular Croissant Takes S’pore By Storm, Local Patisseries Sell Out In Hours it was said that “queues have started forming at shops selling these round cream-filled croissants, which recently became famous on social media”. We were at La Levain at Hamilton Road recently and saw that there was a queue, but a very short one. So we decided to join the queue to buy the circular croissants (also referred to as Croons, because the round croissant is shaped like a full moon).
Circular Croissants of La Levain
La Levain calls their round croissants La LeBombz. The pastries are handmade by bakers of La Levain each day and come in a wide variety of flavours. La Levain’s round croissants feature Asian flaovours such as Bobochacha La LeBombz and Matcha Yuzu La LeBombz. There are also savoury croons like the Truffle Cream Cheese La LeBombz and Mentaiko Cream La LeBombz. The prices range from $6.20 to $9.50.
La Levain’s La LeBombz
We bought a box of 6 La Levain’s La LeBombz to take away. The flavours included Nutella, Raspberry, Matcha Yuzu, Passionfruit & Mango as well as the savoury Truffle Cheese.
The croissants, made with a labourious process, looked good and tasted good too. The French croissant pastry was very good – rich, buttery and flaky. We liked the texture of the layered puff pastry.
Our favourite flavour was the Passionfruit and Mango La LeBombz. The croissant with passionfruit mango Nameraka cream, topped with Valrhona chocolate was delightful. There was a heady mix of textures and flavours and every bite was a treat. The Truffle Cream Cheese La LeBombz is not bad if you want something savoury.
We would not stand in a long queue for circular croissants but, having tried La Levain’s La LeBombz, we would say they are “worth the hype.” The good news for consumers is that queues for croons in Singapore should be shortening with more bakeries offering the round croissants – such as Bakery Brera, Keong Saik Bakery and Nuage Patisserie & Boulangerie. At Le Lavian online orders for “self-collection” is possible (but no delivery service yet).
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