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Viral Snack Cromboloni, Is It Healthier Than Bomboloni? Check Its Nutritional Content

If you still remember Cronut akacroissant donut which went viral in 2013, now a similar one has appeared, namely Cromboloni. It’s a combination croissant with bomboloni (a typical Italian donut without a hole in the middle and filled with cream). So which is healthier than bomboloni? Let’s check it out by knowing the nutritional facts.

The Origin of Cromboloni

It was pastry chef Scott Cioe from Lafayette Grand Café & Bakery, in New York who created this sweet snack and introduced it in April 2022. The pastry is called The Suprême.

Made from pastry dough that is shaped in a circle like a wheel, different from the usual croissants in the shape of a crescent moon, then injected with various flavors of cream, this method adopts making bomboloni. The top is covered with a layer of hardened sugar.

Like Cronut, The Suprême quickly went viral, including recently in Indonesia, where it became better known as cromboloni. In Indonesia, a pastry cafe from France, Monsieur Spoon is the one who serves it. Now a number of cake and bakery shops have started selling them, although not many.

Just like other sweet snacks, although moderatehappening, you also need to control how many portions you can eat so that it doesn’t cause health problems in the future.

Cromboloni Nutrition

Cromboloni is actually a croissant filled with sweet cream such as chocolate, strawberry, blueberry, vanilla, tiramisu, or it can be savory such as cream cheese, or mint.

Nutrition of cromboloni with chocolate filling:

  • Calories: 300 kcal
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 34 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Fat: 17 g.

Then croissants without filling, the nutrition includes:

  • Calories: 240 kcal
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 28 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Fat: 12 g.

Cromboloni vs Bomboloni Which is Healthier?

Croissants, which have around 200-500 kcal per piece, are considered a low-nutrient and unhealthy food because they provide energy in the form of added sugar and unhealthy fat (saturated fat). Croissants are also considered an empty calorie food that generally contains high amounts of sodium.

Meanwhile, donuts contain calories between 250-550 kcal, with a sugar content of 15-30 grams in each donut. This is a real health problem.

Large sugar spikes cause extreme drops in sugar levels. So you will quickly feel hungry and need more carbohydrates even after breakfast with donuts. High sugar levels will also make the body pump a lot of insulin to process sugar into energy.

Both cromboloni and bomboloni are delicious snacks, but they are also not a healthy choice. Both of these foods contain very high levels of sugar and saturated fat. However, comparing the two, cromboloni is slightly higher in protein, but also contains more saturated fat than bomboloni.

The good news is, even though they both have cream or jam fillings that taste sweet, cromboloni can be said to be healthier because the cooking process is not fried like bomboloni, but baked. Baking is a cooking technique that tends to be healthier than frying.

The reason is, grilling requires little or no cooking oil at all, so it doesn’t cause any reactions to the food. On the other hand, in the frying process, the hot temperature of the cooking oil can actually change the starch essence of the foodcarcinogenor cancer-causing substances. Exposure to high levels of carcinogens puts the body at high risk of heart disease and cancer.

Tips for Enjoying Cromboloni in a Healthier Way

But don’t worry, you can still enjoy delicious cromboloni in a healthier way. Here are the tips:

  1. Make your own cromboloni. In this way, we can ensure that the ingredients used are better and healthier.

2.Make cromboloni using whole wheat flour rather than wheat flour. Whole wheat flour has a lower glycemic index, is richer in fiber and will make you feel full longer

  1. Combine with fresh fruit. Fresh fruit is rich in micronutrients which are good for the body.
  2. Chew longer. Chewing your food not only increases the enjoyment of eating, but helps your body digest food better and reduces your chances of overeating.
  3. Avoid eating large sizes, choose small sizes. If you don’t have any, cut the cromboloni into two pieces.

Healthier Version of Cromboloni Recipe


  • Instant pastry dough
  • Chocolate powder
  • Vegetable creamer
  • Silken tofu
  • 2 sachets of stevia sugar
  • 1 egg.

How to make:

  1. Cut the pastry lengthwise into several pieces
  2. Roll the dough and let it float for 1.5 hours
  3. Once it has risen, brush it with a mixture of milk and egg yolk
  4. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius
  5. For the filling, mix silken tofu, cocoa powder, vegetable creamer and stevia sugar
  6. Puree with a blender until evenly mixed
  7. When the cromboloni dough is cooked, it can be filled with the chocolate filling that was made earlier
  8. Add toppings according to taste, such as almonds or fruit such as strawberries.

Enjoying sweet foods, especially if you want to try something that is currently viral like cromboloni, is fine, but you have to be wise about portions. Of course, we can’t prevent the content of the food we buy, so it would be better to make it yourself at home so that you can choose healthier ingredients and adjust the measurements.

Maintain your daily snack intake and if you have problems limiting sweet foods such as cromboloni and his friends, don’t hesitate to consult a health professional. It’s easier, you can consult with the relevant doctor via the Good Doctor telemedicine service. Our trusted and experienced partner doctors are ready to help you 24/7. Click the link athere.  

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