05/06/2014 07:00 am ET

Which French Pastry Would You Eat For The Rest Of Your Life?

Flickr: Nathan Gibbs

We hate the idea of having to give up our favorite foods. That's why we generally just don't. But there's something about hypothetical games that we can't resist, especially when they involve eating. We once asked on Facebook which food people would choose if they had to eat just one thing for the rest of their lives. The responses were, er... interesting.

We're on to round two of that game and we've narrowed down the choices. This time around we want to know: if you had to pick just one French pastry to indulge in till the end of your days, which would you choose?

State your choice in the poll below and let us know why you opted for your pastry preference in the comments. But before you vote, let us give you a little visual refresher of why each pastry deserves a chance to be your number one.

  • Croissant
    Flickr: bour3
    Just think of all those flaky, buttery layers.
  • Macaron
    Flickr: mellow-stuff mie
    These delicate cookies are light as air, but powerfully flavorful.
  • Madeleine
    Flickr: Karen Booth
    The perfect union of cookie and cake.
  • Almond Croissant
    Flickr: Jurga M.
    Take those buttery layers and up the ante with almond cream and slivers.
  • Eclair
    Flickr: squeezemonkey
    Choux pastry, pastry cream and sugary glaze. It's the holy trifecta of pastry.
  • Fresh Fruit Tart
    Flickr: HEN-Magonza
    It's all about the sugary glaze on top.
  • Chocolate Croissant
    Flickr: Roger Ferrer Ibáñez
    Croissant + chocolate = everything we've ever wanted.
  • Paris Brest
    Flickr: Kasey
    Two words: praline cream.
  • Mille-Feuille
    Flickr: Hana Selly
    Mille feuille, which means thousand leaves in French, is appropriately named for its flaky layers of puff pastry.
  • Petit Four
    Flickr: erburstiner
    Cute cakes. Could you ask for anything more?

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