We’ve already been blessed with gin mince pies, and now the quintessentially British Christmas treat has had yet another makeover.
Mince pies are part of the large pool of festive foods that begin to appear in our supermarket shelves around this time of year.
But whether you’re a big fan or not really bothered about Santa’s favourite midnight snack, this year you could give this update on the classic a go.
Less than two months ahead of Christmas, French bakery Paul have announced they will start selling a croissant and mince pie hybrid, officially named Croissant Nicholas.
The new product consists of an all-butter croissant filled with rich, sweet mincemeat and dusted with icing sugar, so you get two treats in one.
Following the announcement, the festive hybrid got mixed reactions from people on social media so it’s unclear whether the delicacy will be a Christmas success or not.
One user said on Facebook: ‘I’d give it a go!’, while another wrote, tagging a friend: ‘can we have a Christmas breakfast?!’
Over on Twitter, one user said she would definitely try them: ‘What’s not to love . ❤️ may need a cheeky glass of baileys to go with it 🙌’, with someone else agreeing that it sounds delicious: ‘I think they sound quite nice!! 😁’
This is the second twist on humble mince pie, following Aldi’s gin mince pies
However, and as expected, not everyone was convinced by the new pastry.
‘Nope, not even gonna say what that looks like, but it ain’t going near my mouth’, one said on Facebook, while another commented: ‘How to ruin a perfectly nice croissant’.
The bakery, which has branches around London, Birmingham, Newbury and Oxford, will be selling the inventive treat for £1.75 from the 28th November in stores.
But if you don’t live near a Paul or simply have to get your mince pie/croissant fix before the end of next month, the hybrid will be available to buy online from 31st October.
Will you be giving the mince pie and croissant hybrid a go this Christmas? Is it a genius idea or just gross? Let us know in the comments!