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dameodie
05-03-2007, 03:02 PM
I see a lot of people here raving about the bakery in the French pavillion... my memory could be faulty, but I only remember going there once as a kid, and we all thought it was gross. Their pasteries simply wern't sweet! Has anyone else noticed this? Have they improved any in the past too-many years?

I've also heard mention of the chocolate croissiants... are they more of a dark/bitter chocolate or milk chocolate?

C_leen
05-03-2007, 03:13 PM
Americans (me included) over-sweeten everything. You may like the fare more as an adult. You could also try the Norway bakery.

dameodie
05-03-2007, 03:16 PM
This is kind of what I was thinking... that they're more tailored to a European pallet... but honestly I think I may just skip it (though my fiancee may like a chocolate croissent if they're dark chocolate!) We do want to try the Norway bakery!

lyzziesmom
05-03-2007, 03:47 PM
Two words: creme brulee


Of course the pastries aren't sweet, they are French pastries. When my parents were in France, my mom bought a pastry from a street vendor for breakfast and found out the hard way (she doesn't speak or read French) that it was filled with meat! Quelle surprise!

To clarify: that was in real France, not the Epcot version which we call "fake France."

DisneyCowgirl
05-03-2007, 03:52 PM
I had the chocolate croissant just a couple of weekends ago. It has a thin ribbon of chocolate through it (not crammed full like a jelly donut) and it is a dark chocolate. No sugar on top or anything. It was a perfect snack for me, but I was not looking for super-sweet.

mcco5543
05-03-2007, 05:54 PM
In france "sweet" is not american sweet. It's much less. It can be a shock and a kid may not like it. But i agree as an adult you may have a more appreciative palate for it. If you just know in advance it's "French" sweet not American Sweet.

Momelie
05-03-2007, 05:59 PM
I second the creme brulee!!!!!

My girls love the patisserie. One gets the napoleon, the other gets the chocolate mousse. DH loves the chocolate croissant.

dameodie
05-03-2007, 05:59 PM
Thanks for the responses :) We'll probaby steer away from it this trip, because I know the girls will see things and want them because they look pretty, and then refuse to eat them. There are so many other good things to eat I think we can live without one! :rotfl:

leanan
05-03-2007, 06:10 PM
It is perfect for those of us who enjoy slightly less sweet. The strawberry mouse and the napolean are my two favorites there. The chocolate mouse is currently too chocolatey for my pregnant taste buds.

Amyg
05-03-2007, 07:42 PM
We bought croissants there last summer and I must say I was surprised that it was not real sweet like I've usually had. I must say though that I did enjoy it as quick breakfast! Not real sugary!

Harambe
05-04-2007, 07:45 AM
If the Fountainview is open - over in Futureworld - it may be a better bet for more American-type desserts.

We picked up some pastaries from France and brought them back to the BWI for a late night snack. I wish we'd just gone down to the Boardwalk Bakery.

MickeyNicki
05-04-2007, 08:22 AM
We used to love this place but now we prefer Norway. They do make a very good chocolate croissant though, they heated it up for us so the chocolate was warm and oozed through every bite.

mouseRD
05-04-2007, 08:49 AM
Boulangerie Patisserie is one of my absolute fav places to go at WDW! The Napoleans absolutely rock - must do every trip! We actually have enjoyed whatever we have tried there (Peach tart good) & also enjoy the cheese plate w/ french bread for a light lunch.

mom2my3kids
05-04-2007, 09:21 AM
I went last year after seeing all of the yummy things on here. I got the strawberry tart husband got the apple tart. Strawberry tart was good, apple was nasty and bitter and my husband is a BIG apple fan. He took one bite and threw it away.

alliecats
05-04-2007, 09:31 AM
Boulangerie Patisserie is one of my absolute fav places to go at WDW! The Napoleans absolutely rock - must do every trip! We actually have enjoyed whatever we have tried there (Peach tart good) & also enjoy the cheese plate w/ french bread for a light lunch.

You have excellent taste! I am a huge fan of that cheese plate + baguette. I get it at least once every trip. :thumbsup2

wendy46001
05-04-2007, 09:49 AM
Boulangerie Patisserie is one of my absolute fav places to go at WDW! The Napoleans absolutely rock - must do every trip! We actually have enjoyed whatever we have tried there (Peach tart good) & also enjoy the cheese plate w/ french bread for a light lunch.

Another Napolean lover saying hi :wave2:

jkmmah
05-04-2007, 10:57 AM
I, too, think their Napolean's are absolutely divine! I could eat those for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

I also think their plain cheesecake slices are wonderful!

arizonacolbys
05-04-2007, 11:03 AM
I was very disappointed after trying something here in January that I thought would be sweet, but it was just kinda bland. I love my sweets & couldn't finish what I got here - we'll be checking out other bakeries there instead next time! ;)

ronunc
05-04-2007, 12:00 PM
Boulangerie Patisserie is one of the best bakeries I've ever encountered, and that includes France and the rest of Europe. The items made with French pastry, palmiers (elephant ears) and the apple turnovers are buttery and sweet. Fruit tarts, that have eye appeal, are less sweet and flavorful.

The napoleans are outstanding; the coconut pryamids are excedingly rich.
Plain croissants ooze with butter.

We often, at park closing, take pastries "home" to enjoy with our morning coffee the next day.

Anie87
05-04-2007, 12:07 PM
We love Boulangerie Patisserie! I definitely prefer the more "European" tasting desserts. I'd much rather have a nice dark truffle over a Hershey bar, blech! :scared:

I always get the strawberry tart there, it's so good! Tres bon! ;)

I may sound stupid but um... What's a Napoleon? What's it made of/what's in it?

OKWAnneMarie
05-04-2007, 01:40 PM
I also love the cheese plate. And how about those Cream Puffs!!!!! YUMMY!!!!!

bnk1120
05-04-2007, 08:14 PM
my husband and i split a napoleon and an eclair (i think ??) the last two trips. yumm. very good. i love the sweet almond pretzels at norway though too. i'll eat sweets instead of a meal any day!

TinkAndBelleFan
05-04-2007, 09:00 PM
J'adore les napoleans de Boulangerie Patisserie!:cloud9:

No really, don't skip it, even if you're looking for something super sweet. True, French pastries don't have as much sugar, but they so make up for them in taste. We bought them last year at night as we left Epcot, then ate them in the morning for breakfast and my kids nearly clobbered each other for the pastries. This including the child who's been nicknamed "Candy Pants" for smuggling candy in her undies when she was 3. She's a sugarholic if I ever met one.

I was sincerely surprised to find their pastries on par with a local French bakery here at home, that's run by the most charming little femme francaise. I don't think anyone will be disappointed and not eat them.

For the record though, the school bread from Epcot made a nummy breakfast too. Hehe.