It’s been five years and — amazingly — Cronuts are still a thing. In 2013, people waited on line for hours to spend $5 on these croissant doughnuts hybrids. Now they are $6 each and the line is only about 20 minutes and doesn’t go outside the store, though that may be because you can order online — or because copycats are everywhere, including Dunkin’ Donuts. (Pro tip: if you order online, you can pickup six Cronuts at a time. In store, they’ll only sell you two.)
In case you’ve never seen a Cronut, here’s a look at all 124 flavors they’ve sold over the years at their locations in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo and London.
5 years, 124 flavors, 4 cities, never repeating. A look back at every one of our flavors, from New York to Tokyo, London, and Los Angeles. Happy 5th Birthday, Cronut®! (See you on Saturday, when we celebrate its birthday in each of our shops with some surprises.) #CronutTurns5 #DominiqueAnselBakery @DABJapan @DominiqueAnselLondon @DominiqueAnselLA
There were some regulars on line this morning, like Evan Gunter from Alabama, who now lives in New York. He says he’s had a Cronut every couple of weeks since January and has spent at least $100 on them so far.
But the majority of the people at Dominique Ansel Bakery today were there to try the Cronut for the first time, like Nicole Schiavone and John Bennett, visiting from Baltimore. "My first bite of my first New York Cronut," Bennett said, pausing dramatically to chew. "Mmmm. That is awesome. Oh my god."
The celebration continues this weekend, with free Cronut Holes in flavors from around the world:
The celebration continues. On Saturday, in #Soho, @DABJapan, @DominiqueAnselLondon, and @DominiqueAnselLA, we’re having a little 5th birthday party and surprising you with complimentary Cronut Holes at random times throughout the day (while supplies last), in our very first flavors from our shops around the world: Rose Vanilla (NYC, May 2013), Hokkaido Milk Honey & Yuzu (Tokyo, June 2015), Salted Butterscotch Cocoa Nib (London, September 2016), White Peach Amaretto & Muscovado (LA, November 2017), plus the May 2018 flavor in that city (Strawberry Fior di Latte here in NYC). And if you don’t snag one, don’t worry; we’ll also have these limited-edition 5pc Cronut Hole boxes available for purchase on Saturday only too (until sold out). See you there. 😎 #CronutTurns5 #DominiqueAnselBakery