Costco Members Are Swearing by This One Simple Hack to Make Croissants Better

published Oct 13, 2021
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Costco may not be the first place you’d head when you’re craving a flaky, buttery croissant but suddenly — maybe because the weather’s getting cooler and everyone’s looking for comfort food — the internet is buzzing with Costco members sharing tips for transforming the standard bakery item into a pâtisserie Française worthy of a Paris boulangerie.

In fact, the original hack became a Reddit LPT: “Oven bake Costco croissants to make them go from meh to hell yeah.”

It started with @kakamoraa’s post in the Costco subreddit community. “Tried this for the first time on a whim. Toasted the croissants at 350°F for eight minutes and the lifeless mush turned into one of the best croissants I have ever had. Anyone else try this?”

Although some members had, many upped the ante with tricks of their own. My favorites:

Meanwhile, Chef Madison of MadisonSqBakery tweeted, “What store bought dessert is your guilty pleasure? Mine are the bakery section croissants. But not any store, strictly Costco. Add some butter and put them in the microwave. WHEW.”

WHEW indeed.

On Instagram, where Costco croissants have their own hashtag, #costcocroissants are the foundation of mouthwatering almond croissants, croiffles, croutons, and even grilled cheese that looks like the stuff dreams are made of.

I’m thinking of trying them all. After all, a box of a dozen Costco croissants costs less than one from a French bakery — and can apparently taste just as délicieux.