Jack in the Box’s Cronut Knockoffs Get Improbably Good Reviews

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They're not even glazed. Photo: Jack in the Box

Earlier in the summer, we learned that Jack in the Box was test-marketing its own version of Cronuts in California, and the dessert officially went on sale last week across the country. Today, Phoenix New Times writer Lauren Saria, who admits she's never been to Dominique Ansel Bakery, files a rave of sorts. "Be skeptical, by all means. I sure was," she writes, but she's not the only one: The glazeless, cinnamon-sugar-sprinkled pastry has also been called "delicious" and "wonderful," which is interesting for something that eschews a clever portmanteau name in favor of the more workmanlike "Croissant Donut." Maybe they'll take on the peanut-butter-filled lobster-tail pretzel next. [PNT, Related]