Back in the 90′s when we were growing up, cafes were a luxury and if we could have a croissant or a danish, we would be happy for the entire week. There were not many options then, and we say with certainty that most of us grew up with Délifrance.
In our memories, the French-style cafe was the closest we could get to Paris, and the baguettes and croissants were favourites that filled our hearts with glee. Today, cafes are aplenty and French bakes and sweets are commonly found, but Délifrance still holds a special place in our hearts. For one, the familiarity is ever comforting.
Recently, Délifrance has just relaunched the heritage croissant – an enriched version of its signature butter croissant – as well as four new croissant flavours. They reminded us of how Délifrance holds true to the French’s baking philosophies, and with the heritage croissants bagging home several awards, we are heartened to know that the French cafe will stay to impress many more generations.
We are also giving away 3 X S$50 Délifrance vouchers. More details of the giveaway at the end of this post. Here, we share Délifrance’s new croissant lineup that are available at all 30 Délifrance outlets in Singapore, and some promotional prices to tempt you further.
For many of us who grew up with Délifrance, we would be familiar with the signature butter croissant. And you would think not further than it being your childhood reward, but Délifrance has gone one step further now. It is not just a mere croissant; it is an award-winning croissant.
To pay homage to the Heritage Croissant, the taste is improved by using top quality French ingredients such as finely milled premium wheat flour from Grands Moulins de Paris (GMP), fresh butter from Brittany, and certified Label Rouge eggs. To put it simply, Délifrance’s new heritage croissants are now tastier, healthier and crispier.
Don’t just take our words for it. Délifrance’s Heritage Croissants even received three Golden Stars – the highest honour awarded to exceptional products scoring 90 marks and above – in a blind taste test by a panel of experts from the world-renowned International Taste & Quality Institute (iTQi) in Brussels.
And for your tasting pleasure, Délifrance now has five different Croissants that are good for any time of the day. Sweet or savoury, you take your pick.
PLAIN HERITAGE CROISSANT (S$2.50 till 28 Feb/ U.P S$2.90)
So this is the star of the show. Try it for yourself to believe its buttery and flaky goodness. If you are lucky enough to be at Délifrance just when they have baked a fresh batch of Heritage Croissant, you will be rewarded with a warm and healthy croissant that is fresh from the oven and so very fragrant. Cut it up and you will see a beautiful layered bread that boasts a pale yellow shade, with the steam releasing from within and perfuming the air with a rich, buttery smell; we are in heaven.
Otherwise, the regular croissants still taste crispy and flakes while you eat. Grab a cup of coffee for a quintessential Parisian breakfast, and you are set to achieve great things for the day ahead.
ALMOND POULET (LIMITED TIME OFFER S$7.50)
The Heritage Croissant also comes in two savoury flavours that are filling and suffice as a full meal. The Almond Poulet (S$7.50), as the name suggests, is served with chicken and sprinkled with almond. It is the same buttery croissant, sliced in the middle and generously filled with grilled chicken slices and fresh greens, then finished with almond toppings. Perfect for a casual lunch, and good for a grab-and-go on a busy day when you are shuffling in between meetings.
TURKEY BACON & CHICKEN HAM (LIMITED TIME OFFER S$7.50)
Alternatively, opt for something with fuller fillings. The Turkey Bacon & Chicken Ham is something that we can eat on a regular basis, because the savoury pairing of turkey bacon and chicken ham is evergreen and never fails to satisfy. What makes this so pleasing is the adequate portion; it makes a great dinner without over-indulging.
CREAM CHEESE WITH STRAWBERRY TOPPINGS ($3.90)
The combination of cream cheese and strawberries is a winning recipe. The Cream Cheese with Strawberry Toppings Croissant (S$3.90) makes an ideal morning pick-me-up, or as a light snack in the middle of the day when you are feeling peckish. It goes especially well with a cup of tea. Just the thought of a good flaky croissant cocooning fresh cream cheese and plump strawberries fills our hearts with glee!
HAZELNUT CHOCOLATE WITH ALMOND FLAKES (S$3.90)
Hazelnut. Chocolate. Almond flakes. Croissant. Now, put them all in a sentence and what you get is a croissant that is irresistibly divine. The sweet treat that you’d need to wake you up in the mornings can be the same sweet treat that you’d need over afternoon tea. Well, let’s just say anytime is a good time for the Hazelnut Chocolate with Almond Flakes. This is our absolute favourite!
It would be perfect if it came with a molten chocolate filling. Imagine this – you’ve got a warm croissant, and rich chocolate flowing out as you cut the bread up… A chocolate lava croissant, anyone? We are keeping our fingers crossed that Délifrance would create this miracle soon.
From now till 28 February, you can get the Heritage Croissant at a special introductory price of S$2.50 per piece. From 1 March onwards, it will retail as S$2.90 per piece, or S$8.90 for a pack of four.
DÉLIFRANCE SINGAPORE GIVEAWAY 3 X S$50 VOUCHERS
1. Délifrance is giving away 3 X S$50 Délifrance vouchers
2. Leave a comment in this post and tell us which Délifrance croissant you would like to try, and why.
3. ‘Like’ Délifrance Singapore on Facebook.
4. Share the link of this post on your Facebook timeline.
5. The contest starts from today till 24 Feb 2015, 2359 hrs.
7. Winners will be notified by email.
Update: The winners of the giveaway are Ada Thong, Leila Chua and Gu Yanting.
This post is brought to you by Délifrance Singapore.