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    61 Photos Of Cronut™ Imposters That Look Delicious

    I will not insult your intelligence by explaining what a cronut is. Their creator, Dominique Ansel, must vacillate between flattery and rage every single day.

    First of all, this is hilarious:

    But also, true. See below.

    1. The cronut at Dolce Latte bakery in the Philippines

    2. The "Donut Croissant" at Dunkin' Donuts in the Philippines

    3. The cronut at Wildflour bakery in the Philippines

    4. The cronut at Le Coeur de France bakery in the Philippines

    5. The Croissant Doughnut at Banderole bakery chain in Japan

    6. Crodo at Da Paolo Gastronomia in Singapore

    7. New York Pie Donuts at a Dunkin' Donuts in South Korea

    8. The cronuts at Swissbeck bakery in Hong Kong

    9. The cronuts at Café Mozu at Lebua, a hotel in Bangkok

    10. Cronuts from a Bali catering company

    11. The Dossant at MoVida bakery in Melbourne, Australia

    12. Zonuts at Adriano Zumbo Patissier in Sydney, Australia

    13. Cronuts at Jenny's Bakery in Adelaide, Australia

    14. Crodough at The Rinkoff in London

    15. Cronuts at The Cake Shop in Woodbridge, England

    16. Croissnut at Maritime Pasty Company in Halifax, Canada

    17. The Crookie at Toronto's Clafouti Patisserie et Cafe

    18. Pillsbury's Salted Caramel Crescent Doughnuts

    19. Cronuts by BuzzFeed/Food52

    We published a DIY recipe.

    20. The Doughssants at Cake Hag bakery in Atlanta

    21. The Broadmoor Donut in Colorado Springs, Colo.

    22. The Doissant at Chocolate Crust in Washington, D.C.

    23. Doughssants at Spudnuts in Los Angeles

    24. Crullant at Semi Sweet Bakery in Los Angeles

    25. Dossants at Circle City Sweets in Indianapolis, Indiana

    26. Cronots made by pastry chef Roxana Jullapat of Cooks County in L.A.

    27. "Squats" at Le Petit Bakery in Fort Greene, Brooklyn

    28. Cronuts at Chicago bakery Glazed and Infused

    29. Doughssants at Chicago's West Town Bakery

    30. Crognets at Chicago bakery La Boulangerie

    31. Kronut at Chicago's Alliance bakery

    32. DKronuts at DK's in Los Angeles

    33. Cronuts at Pastisseria Lleonart in Sant Celoni, Spain

    34. Croughnuts at Savor catering in Newport, Kentucky

    35. Doughsants at The Sweetest Things, Mount Adams, Cincinnati.

    36. Doughsants at Holtman's Donuts, Loveland, Ohio

    37. The Sconut at The Cheese Emporium & Cafe by Bruce & Son in Greenport, New York

    38. Doissants at Swiss Pastry Shop in Fort Worth, Texas

    39. The Cray-nut at Azúcar bakery in San Diego

    40. Kronut Krullers at Red the Steakhouse, Boca Raton and Miami Beach, Fla.

    41. Doughsánts at Oakmont Bakery in Oakmont, Penn.

    42. Croissant Donuts at Gregory's Coffee in New York City

    43. Croughnuts at Gür Sweets Bakery, Elmhurst, Ill.

    44. Cr-oh!-nut holes in Southern California

    45. French Donuts at Mille Feuille in NYC

    46. Dossants at Chicago Pastry in Bloomingdale, Ill.

    47. Dossants at Pena's Donut Heaven & Grill in Pearland, Texas

    48. FauxCronuts on sale on Craigslist Miami

    49. Cro-Not at The Gallows in Boston, Mass.

    50. Dough'Ssants at Dessert Club, ChikaLicious in NYC

    51. One Of Those at Lulu's Bread & Breakfast, Las Vegas, Nevada

    52. Cro-Bars at Donut Bar in San Diego, Calif.

    53. Croissant Donuts at California Donuts in L.A.

    54. "You Know What These Are" at Uptown Market in Jacksonville, Fla.

    55. Dossants at The Herb Box in Scottsdale, Ariz.

    56. Doughssants at Nadoz Cafe in St. Louis, Mo.

    57. Croi-Nuts at Gertrude's in Baltimore

    58. Dossants at Sportello in Boston, Mass.

    59. New Yorkers at Sugar Twist in Bakersfield, CA

    60. Doughssants at Glazed Donut Shop in Amherst, Mass.

    61. GuavaSsant at Piquant in Tampa Bay Florida

    Meanwhile, two months ago:

    According to the bakery's Facebook page:

    "Dominique Ansel Bakery (as a business) trademarked the term Cronut™ in May of this year as a protective measure against the type of bullying that is taking place now. It is important to note that Chef Dominique Ansel himself does not actively manage the protection of this trademark, and spends the majority of his time in the kitchen or personally serving guests. On top of that, Chef has never claimed he invented all fried-laminated dough recipes nor stated he was the first to ever fry laminated dough.

    The term Cronut™ is a name associated with a specific product offered at the bakery and undeniably linked to the Chef’s reputation as well as the bakery’s name. Our desire to protect the name is not an attempt to claim or take credit for all cooking methods associated with the recipe or all croissant and doughnut products in general. Instead, it offers the bakery and Chef protection against un-granted affiliations with the bakery or confusion from customers."

    Some of the bakeries using the name "cronut" and "croughnut" have received cease and desist letters from the bakery's lawyers.

    BTW: I know it my heart of hearts that there are more than 100 cronut imposters out there and it was my hope to find them all because I am obsessed with them, but I have to go make other posts now, so please share a link if you know of any. — Emily

    CORRECTION: Kouign amann is a Breton cake dating back to the 1800s. An earlier version of this item listed Kouign amann as a cronut imposter even though the author Emily Fleischaker should have known that it wasn't but unfortunately she is an idiot sometimes. (3/6/13)