The International Dairy Deli Bakery Association’s annual exposition took place this past week after a two-year pandemic-related hiatus. The show, held in Atlanta, included 1,600 exhibitors and 1,200 retailers. I made a day trip out of it on Monday and took it all in.
With all due respect to this baked goods exhibitor, this just made me laugh. What’s a croissant without flaky layers created by butter?
Did you know that a classic French croissant has 55 layers, including 27 layers of butter? In other words, no butter, no croissant! Apparently, that’s no longer the case, much like animal-free dairy, chicken-less eggs and minus-the-cow burgers.