There's no better start to a day than a delicious breakfast for a little indulgence, won't you agree? While Omicron is keeping us from visiting our favourite neighbourhood cafes, home delivery services are bringing their A-game with exciting offerings for gourmands to spice up at-home dining. Even dreams of relishing a hot, crispy and buttery croissant with your morning coffee can come true without you having to line up at a bakery. Mumbai-based Crozzo, founded and established by entrepreneur Sharan Goyal, is serving fresh croissants across India, catering to both the B&B and B&C segments.
Our leisurely weekend breakfast in bed got a major upgrade when a good spread of Crozzo croissants came in. Now, there are all kinds of eaters, and for someone like me who is finicky about a few treats I love (such as croissants), I want them to be perfect. What I look for are buttery goodness, flakiness and for those with fillings to not be overly sweet. Earlier experiences with delivery services had left me with bun-like or flat croissants lacking texture and flavour. But I was happy to discover that Crozzo didn't disappoint, for each croissant when reheated in the oven made them delightfully flaky and crispy (as though freshly baked), doubling the buttery goodness too.
An instant favourite was the Almond Creme Croissant, which was a nutty affair. The sweet cream filling and topping of almond flakes made it sinful but without the guilt of excessive sugar. The classic Pain Au Chocolat had a filling of rich dark chocolate ganache, making it a treat for chocoholics and I liked the fact that it wasn't over stuffed. For more indulgence, there was Hazelnut Praline Pain Au Chocolat that can be a fitting dessert too. Loaded with dark chocolate and hazelnut filling, topped with hazelnut sauce and sprinkled with hazelnut praline, I think that says it all.
The box of Mini Croissants was a delicious option for mid-meal snacking. It came with chocolate hazelnut filled syringes that we happily drizzled on top before popping those crunchy treats into our mouth.
We are always up for berrylicious mornings and the square-shaped Strawberry Lattice, resembling mini pies, hit the right notes. The chunky berry filling had just the right amount of sweetness and together with the buttery flavour of the pastry, it was heavenly.
While the name obviously suggests that Crozzo offers croissants, that's not the only treat up their sleeves. We were excited to discover that one could also order artisanal breads (baguettes, sourdough, ciabatta), cookies and tea cakes too. The Chocolate Chip Banana Bread we tried was moist and not too dense, and we loved that the banana flavour stood out. Now we have our eyes on the Pineapple Upside Down Cake, which we plan to order in soon.
Delivery across India takes 48-72 hours. Prices start at INR 89, going upto INR 399 for assortment of festive croissants.