These mini almond croissants are from my very favorite neighborhood bakery, Sugar Butter Flour in Sunnyvale. It is nestled in a strip mall with a Safeway, Round Table Pizza, a Japanese restaurant, a Mexican restaurant, and the ubiquitous nail salon and dry cleaners. It is in the old Fuji Bakery space and I started going there only grudgingly when Fuji closed.
And I have been richly rewarded. If I were 'forced' to eat there every day, for the rest of my life, the mini almond croissant would be the one for me. They also have full-sized almond croissants (too big), chocolate/almond versions (a little over the top for me), plain croissants and my close second, mini-cinnamon croissants.
Beyond that, Sugar Butter Flour has a great selection of individual desserts. When we have a special occasion or when I just can't resist because I happen to be at Safeway, I get a few favorites: Raspberry Mango Mousse, Key Lime Tart, Pear Almond Tart and Chocolate Mousse Cake. They may seem small, but they are rich enough to share, even with teenagers.
Face it, there will always be food that you will not make at home. Mini almond croissants are on that list for me.
Eat well. Be well.