Cronut craze arrives in South Tampa - FOX 13 News

Cronut craze arrives in South Tampa

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

Move over cupcakes. There's a new game in town. It's called a cronut -- part croissant, part donut. And it's a big hit.

The craze started in Manhattan, causing long lines at bakeries and leading some shop owners put a limit on how many people could buy.

Some New Yorkers paid $50 for one cronut, but you don't need to go to the Big Apple or spend all that money to get one. Now, they're as close as Hyde Park Village.

Piquant just started selling them, and they can't fry 'em fast enough.

"It's a new product and it's something people really enjoy -- the buttery richness of the croissant that, when you fry it, it flakes up beautifully," explained chef Rosana Rivera. "It's just the right combination, the right product at the right time."

A plain cronut will set you back $2.50. Cream or fruit filling will cost you a dollar more.

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