I was expecting the best but preparing for the worst. After having tried four pastries, I was only going to take a bite of the Cronut and pass it off as too rich. But one bite of the Cronut, and I became a true Cronut believer. The dough tastes just as light and flaky as a croissant. The apple compote and a crème fraîche filling aren't too sweet or rich, but rather add a tart, complementary flavor to the whole package.
The rose in the sugar granule coating is apparent without overwhelming the caramelized apple. The cinnamon glaze tastes the most familiar — just like the glaze you love on a standard doughnut. Look at that dimpled smile. I couldn't have been more pleased. All in all, I wholeheartedly recommend the Cronut.