Trader Joe’s 8 Mini Croissants Review

Trader Joe's 8 Mini Croissants

Some of our staffers are big fans of baking, but that doesn’t mean we’re up to the challenge of making homemade croissants. Sure, we’ve made our share of Pillsbury crescent rolls, but flaky French pastries are out of our comfort zone. Thankfully, thanks to Trader Joe’s 8 Mini Croissants, we can enjoy fresh croissants without making anything from scratch.

It takes 25 to 30 minutes to heat these frozen treats in the oven. That’s not exactly speedy, but when you consider that you don’t have to do anything more than toss them on a baking sheet and throw them in the oven, that doesn’t seem too bad.

However, we do have a word of caution for you. Trader Joe’s recommends lining your baking sheet with parchment before you cook. Since we didn’t have parchment on hand, we decided we could just use aluminum foil instead. Our croissants did cook perfectly, so it was an adequate substitution, but they really stuck to the foil. We’d strongly suggest cooking these on parchment if you can!

Trader Joe's 8 Mini Croissants

These smell absolutely amazing as they’re cooking in the oven, and they smell just as delicious when they’re not cooking. There’s something about the scent of freshly baked dough that we just can’t resist. Smell has a big impact on taste, which might be why these croissants taste so amazing. They don’t need butter or any sort of condiments. The plain croissants have a wonderful buttery, slightly sweet flavor.

Our croissants looked pretty good — we’d definitely serve these to guests — but we did notice that some of our croissants were a lot more “mini” than others. We’d also say that many of our croissants looked like full-sized pastries. Trader Joe’s seems to agree with us; they say that a serving is one croissant. At 140 calories per croissant, you probably won’t want to eat too many of these treats on their own.

If you’re craving a warm, flaky, freshly baked croissant, but you don’t have the skills or time to make croissants at home, Trader Joe’s 8 Mini Croissants are a product that you need to try. Pick up some parchment paper ahead of time, and the entire process should be fuss-free. Whether you enjoy these plain, pair them with fruit, or turn a croissant into a sandwich, these pastries definitely feel like a treat.

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for these Trader Joe’s frozen croissants, check out our package scans below.

Trader Joe's 8 Mini Croissants
Trader Joe's 8 Mini Croissants