Finally, after two years since its launch, we come face-to-face with this famed pastry creation. Despite being in NYC when the Cronut first launched, we decided against four hours of queuing in winter.

The crisp exterior of the pastry is exquisite, its hard work and effort paying off in the crunch, with a center of rich but light chocolate cream that proved itself dauntingly sweet – definitely only if you've got a sweet tooth.

A little less cream might have eased its sweetness. We much preferred Dominique's Kouign Amann [¥550] – perfect for brunch!