We like donuts. And we like croissants. But Cronuts? WE'RE OVER IT. Actually, we were over it about a week after the Cronut came out. And today marks the one-year anniversary of the Cronut -- with nearly no dip in popularity -- which means that people have been going gaga for this donut-croissant hybrid for 356 days too long now.
We love Dominique Ansel, creator of the Cronut and recent winner of the James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef, for his innovative way of thinking about pastries and for his lovely kouign amann, but his Cronut is out of control. It's not the pastry itself we have a problem with -- that, we're sure, is lovely. It's the lines. The hype. And the way it's taken over people's brains. Cronuts have become the food equivalent of a zombie apocalypse. It's making people crazy -- and it's driving us nuts.
In honor of the Cronut's one-year anniversary, and the fact that it's still the most popular pastry on the planet, here are nine times it made us downright mad.