Half croissant, half donut: Donut-shop introduces the Cronut

by Nathalia Hentze Nielsen

If there’s something 2020 will be remembered for – other than that virus, of course – it’s definitely donuts.

Aalborg was hit by a regular donut-tsunami over the summer with four shops opening in a span of a few months.

Whether it’s due to our exhaustion with fried dough – or that virus – only two shops remain in 2021.

During the fall, Happy Donuts announced that they’d try their luck in Norway instead while La Donuteria decided to close during the entirety of the lockdown. Despite these two dough-ey horses being out of the race, you can still satiate your hunger at Donut Shoppen on Boulevarden and Bronuts in Dannebrogsgade.

Although there are millions of options on how to combine different donut flavors, both Donut Shoppen and Bronuts have decided to think outside of the square donut-box.

Both shops are now introducing the concept: Cronuts.

Hails from New York

As the name (might) suggest, Cronuts are the perfect hybrid between a croissant and a donut.

The concept isn’t entirely new. In fact, it’s been told that the cake was first introduced in New York in May 2013 where hundreds of people lined up to get their hands on the sinful hybrid.

Later that year, the magazine Femina.dk called it “the hottest dessert trend of the season.”

Now, Cronuts – or “Brossaints” as Bronuts has named it – have finally come to Aalborg, and you can test them in both shops.

You’ll find Donut Shoppen on Boulevarden 40, and Bronuts in Dannebrogsgade 9.

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