You might have noticed that the croissants at Délifrance in Singapore looked different, and prettier – a fuller longer shape, deeper golden brown exterior, more folds and seemingly more crisp. My observations over the shelves proved to be right. Délifrance did enhance their croissants.
Délicieux! The Heritage Croissant was a surprise, but welcomed change. In short, it is tastier, crispier, fluffier and even healthier.
The croissant’s quality was also proven, in a blind taste test by a panel of experts in the Superior Taste Award in which it won. The Heritage Croissant also received three Golden Stars in the same award, the ONLY product in Singapore to score 90 marks and above.
To put it to the taste test, I first ordered the plain Heritage Croissant ($2.50 introductory price, $2.90 regular price). Wait a minute, let us do a cross section cut across to see the inside.
“Crunchhhhh….” Different already. By the look, touch and feel, you can already tell the exterior is crisper.
The moment of truth. The inside also looked promising, layered with turns and folds, looking more airy than its predecessor.
I thought that taste wise, the Heritage Croissant had a more buttery finish, soft sweeter savour. The truth is, not perfect yet, I won’t say it was the best best croissant I ever had, but definitely an improved version.
To achieve the consistent quality of the croissants, they are said to be made from top quality French ingredients such as finely milled premium wheat flour from Grands Moulins de Paris, which contains higher dietary fibre and several vitamins, thus also healthier.
There were also 4 other new products launched, 2 savouries and 2 sweets. (This is in order of my personal preference).
Cream Cheese with Strawberry Toppings
The sweetness of the strawberries and smoothness of the cream cheese was a pleasant contrast to the crisp exterior of the Heritage Croissant. Is this dessert or what? I say this makes a suitable tea-time snack.
Turkey Bacon & Chicken Ham
Two words – gouda cheese. The cheese melted well, was soft, and milder in taste than the usual cheeses.
Hazelnut Chocolate with Almond Flakes
Chocolate with almond on croissant is always a good combination. Except that the chocoholic in me wished for more chocolate sauce!
While this needed a little getting used to, you could appreciate the nutty crunch along with tender chicken pieces.
North: Causeway Point (Woodlands), HDB Hub (Toa Payoh), United Square (Novena)
Northeast: Hougang 1 (1 Hougang Street 91), The Seletar Mall
East: Parkway East Hospital (kiosk), Singapore Post Centre, Tampines Mall, Singapore Changi Airport T2, One KM (Tanjong Katong Road
Central: Cold Storage Chancery Court (bake-off), Chinatown Point, City Square Mall (Farrer Park), Clifford Centre (Raffles Place), Coronation Plaza (bake-off), Gateway West (Beach Road), Gleneagles Hospital, Great World City, KK Women’s And Children’s Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Raffles City Shopping Centre (kiosk), Rendezvous Gallery (Bras Basah), Thomson Medical Centre, United Engineer Square
Southwest: Alexandra Retail Centre, Harbourfront Centre, NUH Medical Centre
West: Cold Storage Jelita, JEM, Lot One Shoppers Mall
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