You Say Cronut, I Say Cronought…We All Say Heavenly!

July 11th, 2013 by Kelly Serjeantson

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So, I have a kid at home this summer who conveniently broke his arm the day before school ended. What was to be his “See ya Mom!” summer of roaming the streets with friends, hitting the pools and parks in our ‘hood while perfecting his slap shot all summer, is now a “Mom – I’m bored!” refrain I have listened to wayyyy too many times – and we are only 10 days into summer vacation.

This is a boy who doesn’t play video games and isn’t interested in reading much (yet). He plays outside – ALL THE TIME. He climbs, he unicycles, he leaps, he plays hockey 11 hours a day;  he is an explorer, a daredevil. My crazy one who, well, has had reason to have 4 broken bones in his short lifetime…

So what’s a mom to do with a kid who is cooped up, and can’t do the things that give him the greatest joy? Well, she takes him on bike rides, to museums and to the library. THEN, she hears about this new craze – the CRONUT. This boy has the sweet tooth in the family – he loves tasty treats, Suzy Q, Merry Dairy and Isobel’s are his favourite haunts….So when the Cronut craze finally hit Ottawa, we hopped on our bikes to see what all the fuss was about.

We lined up at Boko Bakery on Elgin Street at 11am…They were giving out free samples at noon. By 11:45, more than 50 people were waiting behind us – all eager to sample this delectable treat.

So – was it worth it? Well, in a the words of my ten year old, OH YA!

Crispy on the outside, dusted with cinnamon and sugar, tender delicate croissant pastry on the inside. The lemon cream filling was just tart enough. The chocolate version was equally delicious. This isn’t something I would recommend eating everyday – it’s  a wee bit heavy on the sugar and fat content – but it makes for a fantastic treat!!

All in all, not a bad way to spend some time with my hobbled adventurous boy – now, where can we go next??


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