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Meet the Croll: The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

September  6, 2017

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.

Croll! #croll

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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.

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“With a little ingenuity you can coax fillings to fit the croissant. My favorite is to pile a couple of slices of warm deli ham, a slice of good swiss cheese and a fluffy scrambled egg on a hot flaky croissant...A heavenly breakfast.”
— jodyb
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What would you fill your croll with? Let us know in the comments.

7 Comments

miznic September 10, 2017
A sandwich version of Salade Nicoise! Holy yum. That actually sounds really good right now...
 
Babs I. September 10, 2017
What if you cut the croissant dough into strips, then spiraled each strip? Or rolled the whole sheet, then sliced, like cinnamon rolls, but without filling? It wouldn't reduce the flake, but would make them round. I've only made croissants twice; the first batch broke my Kitchen Aid mixer, but I do love the end product.
 
Michele T. September 10, 2017
Starbucks has been using these for their breakfast sandwiches for quite a awhile!
 
jodyb September 10, 2017
With a little ingenuity you can coax fillings to fit the croissant. My favorite is to pile a couple of slices of warm deli ham, a slice of good swiss cheese and a fluffy scrambled egg on a hot flaky croissant...A heavenly breakfast.
 
Merrill S. September 10, 2017
Yum!
 
Sharon September 27, 2017
Umm...I think Jack In the Box calls this a Breakfast Jack. They've been serving them for decades. Yes, they are heavenly. I christened them my once-a-month treat way back in the 80's. Trust me, making them at home will NOT be an improvement. Put on a pot of coffee, then swoop in and pick up a few. Hurry back home, pour your coffee, put your feet up and enjoy this glorious breakfast along with the Sunday paper. It just doesn't get any better than that. It'll give lox & bagels a run for their money!
 
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