We recently tried out the new Vegan Wheat Croissant with Chocolate Cream, made by Probios. Probios is an Italian company, and you can check out their website here. We purchased our croissants from Natural Healthy Foods in Birmingham, and have seen them stocked in at least one other shop.
We purchased a bag of five croissants, each individually wrapped. The packaging means that they are perfect for taking out or popping in a lunch box. The size was good, and each croissant contained a generous amount of tasty chocolate cream (this picture doesn’t really do it justice!)
Made with a sourdough starter, these taste a little different from the chocolate croissants you might buy from the supermarket. The pastry is slightly acidic – it isn’t unpleasant, but takes a few bites to get used to. They’re also sweetened with agave syrup. Check out the full ingredients below:
*wheat flour, vegetable margarine (*palm oil, *palm stearin, *sunflower oil, water, emulsifier: sunflower lecithin, acidity corrector: citric acid, natural flavourings), chocolate cream [*glucose-fructose corn syrup, *cane sugar, dark chocolate (*cocoa paste, *cane sugar, *cocoa butter, emulsifier: soy lecithin, *vanilla extract), water, *ethyl alcohol, corn starch, gelling agent: pectin, acidity corrector: citric acid, natural cocoa extract, salt], *agave syrup, sourdough starter (* wheat flour, water), *soy flour, *barley malt, emulsifier: sunflower lecithin, sea salt, natural vanilla flavouring, natural citrus flavouring.
Compared to Jus Rol ‘Bake-It-Fresh’ Pain au Chocolat, which we would normally purchase, the Probios chocolate croissant definitely wins on convenience. It’s ready to eat and individually wrapped, unlike the Jus Rol pastry, which needs to be assembled and baked in the oven.
As far as taste goes, we think they’re both good, with this one taking a little longer to get used, due to the slightly acidic taste – maybe not being ideal for picky eaters.
Overall, we’d definitely recommend trying this product if you get the chance. It’s a convenient snack on the go and makes a nice change from breakfast bars. If you’ve tried one, let us know what you think below.
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