This Valentine’s Day, give your special someone the gift of food on a string. Because nothing says “I love you” like a petrified pastry, right? Beloved peddler of donut-croissant hybrids, Dominique Ansel Bakery, have released a line of 100 limited edition cronut vial necklaces, which contain a fleck of the popular pastry.
The necklaces were conceived in collaboration with Gabriel Urist, a Brooklyn-based designer favored by street style enthusiasts. Urist’s enthusiastic following paired with the pastry’s obsessive fan base will no doubt generate a fair amount of buzz for the accessory, but some have expressed skepticism. “The thing is, it's not ‘beautiful,’” writes Gothamist’s Laura Evans. “The cronut shard looks like a piece of crumpled up gold foil, which it probably is, because who is ever going to go to the trouble cracking that baby open and testing it?””
Personally I couldn’t agree more. But the heart wants what it wants, and the heart apparently wants a cronut that will never spoil.
The, um, statement accessories will go on sale today at 3 p.m. EST for $100.50 a piece, with half available for purchase online and the other half available in-store. So definitely scoot on over to SoHo ASAP if you’ve yet to find a gift for the sweet tooth in your life.