Chocolate Crust, Washington, DC
DC's impostor Cronut is all glammed up with hazelnut cream, fluorescent pink icing, and a sprinkling of pistachios.
Semi Sweet Bakery, Los Angeles, CA LA's Crullant is closer to cruller than croissant, but it's still been deemed light, sweet, and totally satisfying. Le Petit Bakery, Brooklyn, NY Manhattan's rival borough swiftly launched their own contender into the Cronut ring with these "Squats" -- square-ish pastries that come in lots of ridiculously awesome flavors such as chocolate/maple/bacon. Amadeo Lleonart Vica, Barcelona, Spain Viva el Cronut. The Catalan version eschews Ansel's trademark and is a spitting image of the real thang. Swiss Pastry Shop, Fort Worth, TX These Texas-sized Doissants are pumped with chocolate-almond filling. Azucar, San Diego, CA What do you get when you stuff Malibu rum filling, coconut icing, and vanilla-sugar dusted almonds into an insane, Cuban, croissant-doughnut hybrid? The Cray-nut. Gregory's Coffee, New York, NY Don't wanna wait in line at Ansel's? Hop up to any of NYC's Gregory's Coffee outposts and snag a $4 Croissant Doughnut. Mille-feuille Bakery Cafe, New York, NY Dominique's downtown neighbor is churning out "French Donuts", including one drizzled with chocolate. Dessert Club, ChikaLicious, New York, NY This one takes the Cronut for the weirdest hybrid spelling -- the Dough'Ssant -- and we'll gladly take some of the tasty things, which're filled with lemon cream and topped with a splash of fruity glaze. The Herb Box, Scottsdale, AZ The Dossants at this Southbridge bakery come in such tastebud-exploding flavors as blueberry cheesecake and cannoli. Sugar Twist Bakery, Bakersfield, CA The New Yorkers here won't curse you out or steal your wallet -- they'll just fill you up with flaky pastry rolled in sugar. Dunkin' Donuts, Seoul, South Korea Dunkin' Donuts succeeded in being the first global chain to reproduce the Cronut, christening it the New York Pie Donut and launching it in the Gangnam nabe of Seoul, South Korea. Is Cronut world domination imminent? Wildflour Cafe + Bakery, Taguig City, Philippines The chef at this Manila bakery had a batch of Ansel's Cronuts flown to her so that she could reverse engineer them. Rinkoff Bakery, London, UK London's first Cronut import is called the Cro-Dough, and comes in decidedly Brit flavors, like fresh cream with chocolate. Duck & Waffle, London, UK This Dosant is a literal combination of a croissant and a doughnut: freshly baked croissants are stuffed with cream filling and sprinkled with sugar and chocolate. Sportello, Boston, MA The most recent flavor of the Hub's Dossants were topped with strawberries and stuffed with cream. Posh Bagel, San Francisco, CA The Bay Area's first Cronut knockoff arrives in the form of the Cro-Not, from regional wholesaler Posh Bagel. Le Coeur De France, Manila, Philippines This Filipino Croughnut mixes things up with a savory parmesan cheese flavor alongside a sweet cream & berry joint. Da Paolo Gastronomia, Singapore Da Paolo's Crodos come filled with "silky fresh coconut creme", topped with coconut shavings, and, on special occasions, decorated with the Singaporean National Day design(!!). Swissbeck, Central Hong Kong These pretty faux-nuts come in lemon, blueberry, chocolate, and (revolutionary!) white chocolate. Cafe Mozu, Bangkok, Thailand The mint-yogurt Croughnut has been placed on the breakfast menu at this swank hotel eatery for the forseeable future. Adriano Zumbo Pâtisserie, Balmain, Australia AZP's Zonuts really take it up a notch with such haute flavors as apricot & poppy seed and praline. Jennys Gourmet Bakery, Eastwood, Australia Get cookies 'n cream topped (and filled) Cronut knock-offs at this down-undah bakery. Maritime Pasty Co., Halifax, NS, Canada The Halifax-ian take on the Cronut resulted in the Croissnut, which comes fried in grapeseed oil and flavored with the likes of lemon and chocolate. Spudnuts Donuts, Canoga Park, CA The Canoga Park Spudnuts is slinging Doughssants filled with custard and glazed with Nutella. Circle City Sweets, Indianapolis, IN CCS is slingin' Dossants that don't look cream-filled but are still selling out. The Sweetest Things, Cincinatti, OH This bakery's Doughsants are slimmer and more doughnut-y than others, but they're still mad addicting. Holtman's Donut Shop, Loveland, OH The Doughsants at this OH shop come drizzled with raspberry sauce. Bruce's Cheese Emporium, Greenport, NY BEC created an entirely new hybrid: the Sconut, a scone-doughnut combo studded with raisins and drenched in vanilla.