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Have you tasted Gothenburg’s best croissant?

On May 24th, the competition “Gothenburg’s best croissant” took place at the restaurant Le Comptoir on Avenyn. Of the seven bakeries that competed with their pastries, the big winner is Sylvain Marron, who bakes crispy organic croissants.

Seven bakeries entered the competition. Photo: Malin Johansson/Göteborg & Co.

“With a combination of nice appearance with this twist on the sides, the texture and just the right buttery taste, Sylvain Marron’s croissant was a clear winner” says Urban Nyberg from Steinbrenner & Nyberg and chair of the jury in the competition. 

The jury, which consisted of Urban Nyberg, Katja Palmdahl, Côme Frachon, Alex Deplanck and Guy Fluneau, had a huge job. All croissants maintained a high quality and after a careful analysis of taste, texture, appearance and aroma, Sylvain Marron was crowned, followed by Margaretas Hembageri (second place) and Maison Caillard (third place). 

— The croissant has come to the homeland of the cinnamon bun and went straight into the hearts of the people of Gothenburg. The competition has been held in Stockholm for a couple of years but is being organized for the time in Gothenburg by the French consulate. Sweden is usually very open to other food cultures and it enriches us to have this fantastic pastry, says Robert Hörnqvist, Honorary Consul for France in Gothenburg who is responsible for the arrangement. 

The real winner, however, is all the citizens of Gothenburg who can enjoy the delicious croissants baked in the city every day! 

Sylvain Marron won the contest “Gothenburg’s best croissant” Photo: Pauline Modig-Pontois/Göteborg & Co.