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How to Eat a Croissant

author image Joshua Bailey
Joshua Bailey has been writing articles since 2006 with work appearing at and Bailey holds the following certifications: NASM-CPT, NASM-PES, NASM-CES and NSCA-CSCS. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in exercise and sports science from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a Master of Science in exercise physiology from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
How to Eat a Croissant
Croissants are often enjoyed for breakfast. Photo Credit: Jupiterimages/Stockbyte/Getty Images

Croissants are a tasty French pastry made by folding sugary-buttery dough to create a layered look. The dough is then formed into a crescent shape with tapered ends and baked. This gives the croissant an appearance of order and structure; however, there is no proper way to enjoy the tasty treat. This leaves a lot of variation to how people eat their croissant, but there are some steps you can take to ensure you don’t make a mess or drop the pastry.

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Step 1

Wrap one end of the croissant with a napkin. It will also prevent you from getting butter on your fingers.

Step 2

Bite the other end of the croissant to get a small piece in your mouth. Biting the other end, rather than biting in the center, will ensure the croissant maintains its form while you eat it. Biting in the middle may cause the croissant to bend, which may cause it to break off and fall.

Step 3

Dip the croissant into your choice of dipping sauce or liquid. Croissants are often dipped into chocolate or coffee to add flavor to the dough as you eat. You can also add jam to the croissant.

Step 4

Continue eating the croissant until you get near the portion of the croissant covered by the napkin. Take croissant out of napkin to finish eating.

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