For a couple of weeks now I kept seeing these mysterious posters for La Boulange’s pastries to come to Starbucks. Warmly served? I like that!
Reg and I were out getting errands done when I saw that the day had come! La Boulange‘s treats were officially being served so of course I ran in.
There were baked good there but all the croissants were gone!!!
So I went back after the croissant-craziness had ebbed and flowed a bit.
As much as I love a good butter croissant, I treated myself to a “single-origin” chocolate croissant. Apparently that means chocolate “… made from one variety of cacao harvested in one region.”
The most challenging part for me when going to Starbucks is to find a beverage that I enjoy. I have discovered their decaf vanilla latte is creamy enough not to give me a headache and sweet enough that I do not need to add sugar. Finally!
I sat down and thoroughly enjoyed this warm, crispy, flaky and dreamy chocolate croissant with my latte. It was a sunny day. I found the last empty chair in the place and devoured it all by myself, licking the not-too-bitter-or-sweet chocolate off my fingers. It was nice and gooey because it had in fact been perfectly heated to just be a tad melt-y without being too hot.
I rarely buy pastries when I go out to cafes because it is so rare to find one deserving of all the fat and calories. Hence why I bake so much at home. I want my treats to count.
This counted. This was… fantastic. This was worth every single bite and penny.
I now look forward to exploring more pastries that are available. I am wary that any will come close to this one but now I am willing to spend the extra money for a treat to go with my latte. How exciting!
Welcome to Starbucks La Boulange! I have been waiting for you to come along.