The croissant is one of the better elements you can incorporate into your sandwich-making routine. The flake, the butter, the buttery flake. Bookending your veggies, your meat, your cheese with a soft croissant is decadent but worth it. They lend to the occasion a richness that rye or sourdough could only dream of providing.
But like all good things, the croissant, too, has its flaw: The fillings can never quite contort to the croissant’s unique design. Finding cold cuts and sliced cheese in the shape of a crescent is no easy feat. But if the mountain will not come to Muhammad, then Muhammad must go to the mountain.
British supermarket Asda is here to solve all your croissant sandwich conundrums. Meet the croll.
The hybrid between a croissant and a roll is the best of both worlds: The taste and softness of a croissant with the practicality of a roll. And because sandwiches are usually made to be eaten on the go, Asda has reduced the croissant's characteristic flake to reduce mess. The croll is the perfect palette upon which to build your sandwich.
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The croll is available at Asda locations. Which are only in the U.K. For now, I guess, I can only dream.
What would you fill your croll with? Let us know in the comments.
Valerio is a freelance food writer, editor, researcher and cook. He grew up in his parent's Italian restaurants covered in pizza flour and drinking a Shirley Temple a day. Since, he's worked as a cheesemonger in New York City and a paella instructor in Barcelona. He now lives in Berlin, Germany where he's most likely to be found eating shawarma.