After 3 years, the Cronut is still a sensation, and waiting in the line that forms outside Dominique Ansel’s SoHo bakery (dominiqueansel.com) is a necessary part of getting your hands on, and your teeth into, the original viral food.
Yes, it’s still a “thing.”
When Ansel created the doughnut-croissant hybrid, he had an idea it would be a hit. He was right.
The bakery changes the flavor of the Cronut each month, keeping the idea fresh. This month, the flavor is rhubarb brown sugar with lemon thyme sugar. On Saturday, May 14 at the bakery, there will be Cronut specials including surprise free Cronut holes at random times throughout the day, to celebrate.
For the Cronut’s third birthday, here are the top 10 most popular flavors, based on how long the lines were as well as anecdotal evidence, with thoughts from Ansel on each.