National food holidays have been around for decades. Unfortunately, most of them aren’t real holidays, but they sure are fun to celebrate. Then again, it’s always nice to have an extra excuse for enjoying certain foods. What makes a work day more fun than honoring everything from National Hamburger Day to National Croissant Day? We cover them all so you always know what food your food truck should be celebrating.

National Croissant Day Fun Facts

The original croissant was called Kipfel and originated in Austria in 1683. It was created in honor of the Austrian victory over the Turks and modeled after the crescent on the Turkish flag.

  • January 30th is National Croissant Day.
  • The earliest French reference to a croissant he found was among the “fantasy or luxury breads” in Payen’s Des substances alimentaires, 1853.
  • The croissant became the French national product in 1920.
  • Before the modern croissant, puff pastry was used as a garnish or shell, not to eat on its own.
  • The chocolate croissant is actually called painauchocolat, as it is not in the shape of a crescent.
  • In 2013, chef Dominique Ansel came up with the cronut. It is a deep-fried croissant/doughnut combination that became all the rage at his New York bakery.

How To Observe National Croissant Day

  • Bake up a batch of croissants. Use them as an ingredient in one of your food truck dishes for your customers.
  • Use #NationalCroissantDay to post on social media. Facebook | Twitter

National National Croissant Day Facts We Missed

Let us know if we missed any croissant fun facts in the comment section. If we can verify that the facts is just that, a fact, we will give the reader credit in the article.

There is a National Food Holiday for almost every day of the year. Don’t miss a single one! Find all of the National Food Holidays to spice up your food truck menu specials throughout the year.

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REFERENCE: Croissant Fun Facts