FOOD & DRINK
05/06/2014 07:00 am ET

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

We ask the tough questions.

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

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