Taste test: The latest take on the cronut, KTCHN’s Cro-Doughs

No need to wait on line for these just yet. Credit: Provided
The Cro-Dough doesn’t come with the long lines of the cronut.
Credit: Provided

KTCHN Restaurant is getting in on the cronut craze with the debut of its new Cro-Dough: a hand-rolled puff pastry baked, then filled with warm vanilla cream and topped with dark chocolate icing and sprinkles.

We had the very difficult job of sampling Cro-Doughs to inform you, dear readers, about this new treat. Here’s what some Metro staffers had to say:

“Flaky goodness with the right amount of chocolate and cream.” -Lenyon Whitaker, Multimedia Editor

“It’s perfect for your very worst sugar craving.” -Maja Lundager Pedersen, Intern

“It was really yummy. I wanted to eat a whole one and thought there was a chance I might have eaten even more after that. I liked them more than I expected because they’re not really super-pretty looking, and I don’t usually like custard-filled things, but the flaky/crunchy outside and the chocolate frosting do a nice thing with the custard filling. I liked this more than most living things I’ve interacted with today.” -Danielle Tcholakian, Senior News Reporter

“The flakiness of the pastry was an immediate turn-on. They are so good!” -Cassandra Garrison, Head of Web Content

“I liked these knock-off cronuts a lot more than other imitators — that being said, they still didn’t feel like a doughtnut-croissant fusion. The circular croissants tasted airy and nothing like the dense cake of a doughnut, but the cream was decadent and not overly sweet.” -Eva Kis, Web Editor

“I think if these are so popular, I’m buying stock in Tums.” -Debbie Ullman, Page Designer

“I’d rather have a doughnut. To me, it is way too greasy and does not taste good at all.” -Disgruntled anonymous Metro employee

“It was flaky and buttery, maybe a little too buttery. The frosting helped to sweeten it up because other than that it wasn’t sweet.” -Amanda Art, Social Media Manager

“Honest thoughts? Very cute, but I think I’d rather just be eating a doughnut.” -Anisa Arsenault, Intern

“It’s like in choosing your outfit in the morning. If you are showing leg, don’t show off the boob. If you are showing off boobs, don’t show off the leg. Having both cream and icing is way too much. One or the other, cronut.” -Dorothy Robinson, Managing Editor


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Florida man charged with murdering son to play…

A Florida man annoyed that his 16-month-old crying son was preventing him from playing video games suffocated the toddler, police said on Friday.

International

Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake rattles Mexico

A powerful earthquake struck Mexico Friday, shaking buildings and sending people running into the street, although there were no reports of major damage.

News

OMG! Exercise can make skin (and butt) look…

A moderate exercise regime can turn back time and actually reverse the skin's aging process, according to new research. The study showed that a minimum…

Local

Oval oasis: Summer of fun kicks off this…

A bold partnership between the Fairmount Park Conservancy and the city's Parks and Recreation Department is kicking off this weekend with family activities re-activating this unused public space.

Entertainment

Whoopi Goldberg makes her debut as marijuana columnist

"It helps my head stop hurting, and with glaucoma your eyes ache, and she takes the ache out. It's wonderful," she said.

The Word

Kate Middleton made fun of Prince William's bald…

Kate Middleton and Prince William are in Sydney, Australia, right now, and it sounds like that brash Aussie sense of humor might be rubbing off.

The Word

Is Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon?

"Mission: Impossible" star Cruise is said to be dating Laura Prepon, star of "Orange is the New Black."

Television

'Scandal' recap: Season 3, Episode 18, 'The Price…

Sally is Jesus, Olivia caused global warming, and Mellie's still drunk. Let's recap the Scandal finale. A church full of Washington insiders is about to…

MLB

Jimmy Rollins is key to Phillies success

When John Kruk was asked about what the Phillies need to contend for a playoff berth, the ESPN analyst said Jimmy Rollins needs to play like a MVP again.

MLB

Ben Revere lifts Phillies to avoid sweep

Ben Revere came through with a two-out RBI single against Atlanta’s tough lefthander Alex Wood.

NBA

Season wrap: 76ers make the grade

The 76ers opened the 2013-14 season with a victory over the Miami Heat. The Sixers closed the season with a win at Miami.

NBA

Fantasy basketball: Finding next year's NBA studs

Before we put the 2013-14 fantasy basketball season to bed, it’s worth thinking about next year’s breakouts while they’re fresh in our mind.

Tech

VIDEO: 'Vein-scanning' may become the future of paying

Designed to make transactions quicker and easier, the technology works by scanning the unique vein patterns in each person's palm.

Tech

#FollowFriday: 10 of the smartest Twitter accounts

Spending lots of time on Twitter? You might as well learn something. Here are some of the smartest accounts to follow.

Style

Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.

Wellbeing

Why is dance cardio taking off in NYC?

Instructors at some of the city's hottest classes explain why.