Trader Joe’s 4 Almond Croissants Review

Trader Joe's 4 Almond Croissants

Croissants are the perfect thing to eat in the morning, especially straight out of the oven. They’re soft, toasty warm, and delicious. So we’re pretty excited to be checking out the Trader Joe’s 4 Almond Croissants today.

We actually reviewed a really similar batch of croissants a while back: the Trader Joe’s 4 Chocolate Croissants. While the boxes look quite similar — almost identical if you don’t look too closely — these are indeed two different flavor options.

These come four in a box (as the title suggests), and they’re tightly wrapped up in plastic, which you’ll have to rip open to get at the croissants.

Trader Joe's 4 Almond Croissants

Once you’ve thoroughly shown that plastic who’s boss, place the croissants on a lightly buttered pan, then let them proof overnight. Yes, these take a bit of prep work. The box says that you’ll be surprised at how big these grow, and, well, it’s not wrong. It’s almost shocking how big these grow overnight. No joke, each individual croissant will be almost the size of the entire box when these are done proofing.

The following morning, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, then pop the whole pan in for 20 to 25 minutes. You’ll want to make sure these are nice and brown — according to the box, golden brown isn’t quite done. (If you want to read the full baking instructions, check out the package scans at the bottom of this review.)

Oh, and if you have an air fryer, there’s an interesting conversation on Reddit about cooking these croissants that way.

Trader Joe's 4 Almond Croissants

The consistency is excellent. These are brittle and flakey, just as any croissant should be. Of course, they are completely hollow inside, which we found to be quite surprising.

Trader Joe's 4 Almond Croissants

Another thing we found surprising was how sweet these are. Yes, they have that buttery flavor you’d expect from any croissant, but there’s also a sweet almond flavor that’s really, really tasty. And we didn’t even sprinkle powdered sugar on top of these, which the box recommends.

One croissant contains 340 calories and 220 mg of sodium. That sodium level is not bad at all, but those calories will get you. Especially if you decide to be naughty and eat more than one (we split ours between two reviewers, and all four croissants were gone before they ever had time to cool).

The Trader Joe’s 4 Almond Croissants are even better than we expected. In fact, we think we like these even more than their chocolate-filled counterparts. These might be hollow, but they’re also packed with sweet almondy flavor, and they go great with a hot cup of coffee on a cold morning.

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or baking instructions for these frozen croissants, check out our package scans below.

Trader Joe's 4 Almond Croissants
Trader Joe's 4 Almond Croissants