Search for “cronut” online and every major publication in NYC (and around the country) is talking about the mighty new pastry.
You will read people are waiting in line for 2 hours before the store opens at 8am. You will see Dominique Ansel can only produce 200 of these tasty treats everyday. There is a two limit cronut for each customer. A secondary market exists with prices 4 times higher than the retail price of $5.
Well, I got up early. I waited in line for 2 hours. I bought 2 cronuts as well as a large coffee and croissant for good measure. $16 dollars later I was out the door with a wry smile on my face.
And what do I make of this most recent NYC trend? Worth the hype. Totally worth it. Dominique Ansel Bakery; I am impressed.