There’s never a bad time for Cronuts, but spring in Japan might be a particularly good time to brave the queues at the Dominique Ansel Bakery in Tokyo, because that branch has introduced a special limited-edition Sakura Cronut for the month of March.
According to Rocket News 24, the Dominique Ansel Bakery in Japan serves one of 12 flavors of Cronut every day, and whatever the flavor, the Cronuts are usually sold out in a few hours. For March the flavor will be a new one with sakura almond ganache, sakura honey, and salt sugar. They’re a lovely shade of pale pink and each one has a real cherry blossom on top, and they’re definitely seasonally appropriate considering all the things that are flavored and decorated with cherry blossoms at this time of year in Japan.
The Dominique Ansel Bakery Japan says the flavor was inspired by sakura mochi, a sweet, cherry blossom flavored snack that is traditionally eaten around this time of year in Japan. They’re only available in March, though, and each one sells for 594 yen, or about $5.23.