Cronuts/Doussantz Coming to SLC

Update #2: After trying them, I can’t recommend you spend your money on them. Too dense, too chewy, they taste like they were made the day before, and too pricey.

Update: as you can see in the comments, someone had a hard time finding them. The truck is parked in the back of the Cityhomecollective office, so the truck’s not visible from S. Temple. Hope that helps.

First it was cupcakes, then gourmet donuts, and now, the latest sugary craze to hit the streets are known as Cronuts/Kronuts/Doussantz. These delicious morsels are basically croissant dough that is then shaped into a doughnut and fried, hence the donut/croissant name mashup. There are a bunch of different names since the “inventor" of the cronut, Chef Dominique Ansel in New York, has trademarked the name “cronut,“ leaving others to get creative with their naming.

Well, the craze is slowly making its way to Salt Lake City, via a food truck named the Little Blue Bistro. The truck will be doing a trial run on 7/30, 7/31, and 8/1, to see if demand merits being on the menu full-time. Darlene Madison, the creator of the Doussantz, claims that their product is superior to those offered in NYC as hers includes both donut dough as well as croissant dough in her recipe. The two inaugural flavors offered will be Chocolate Hazelnut and Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake.

I had a chance to try a cronut at the Angel Food Bakery in Minneapolis, and I can vouch for their deliciousness. I’m excited to try Little Blue’s version to see how it stacks up.

If you want to try them out, they’ll be stationed at 645 E South Temple at 9am on the dates listed above. The price will be $5 each.

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