The Christmas cronut is officially here! And to think we were satisfied enough just waking up today and realizing that Movember was finally over (and we could stop worrying that we were hallucinating a Burt Reynolds and Terry Richardson clone Apocalypse, right?). When we heard that cronut creator Dominique Ansel was launching a Christmas cronut to kick off the month of December, we felt like the gods of charitable theme months were giving us the gift of “Dessertember” as a giant thank you for all the marathons we ran and the mustaches we grew.
Ansel has given his already world famous dessert a twist for the 2013 holiday season. Even though there’s still a line around the block every day for regular cronuts, expect New Yorkers and tourists to put Black Friday to shame in the name of getting their holiday dessert fix. The Christmas cronut tastes like happiness, self-love and decadence rolled into one: it’s made with actual Brut Champagne (not extract) and Valrhona Caraibe 66% dark chocolate and is sprinkled with orange zest sugar and edible glitter… Yeah, we know what you’re thinking: edible glitter? Is this the way to Oz… and is the “O” in Oz made from a cronut I can devour?
If you read our article Cronuts to Caviar: Craziest Black Market Food Crazes back in August, you know that the cronut is one of the hottest black market food items on the planet in 2013. Getting a regular cronut is difficult enough as it is, so getting your hands on a Christmas cronut is going to be the 2013 version of scoring a Cabbage Patch Doll in the 1986 holiday season: only for the lucky, the connected and the clever. Looking for a creative gift to wow your boss or impress a new love interest? The Christmas cronut definitely shows you’re a go-getter with your finger on the pulse. But might we suggest just eating them yourself? After all, it’s Dessertember (we’re initiating Dessertember right now, BTW), and you deserve it. Just please be sure to shave your Movember mustache first before you dig into the edible glitter because Crovember is never going to be a thing.