It was only a matter of time before the TikTok sensation of pancake cereal evolved into something even more elaborate. Enter mini croissant cereal, which involves hand-making enough microscopic croissants to fill an entire cereal bowl.

The method of assembly? Pop open a can of croissant dough, cut it into tiny triangles, roll each one into a mini croissant and bake until crisp. Transfer to a bowl, add milk and watch four hours of work disappear in 30 seconds.

Now, we have nothing against croissants (in fact, we wish we ate them every day), and the pancake cereal thing was admittedly kind of cute. Like Dalgona coffee and whipped strawberry milk, it also seemed relatively doable at home. But we shudder at the thought of shaping hundreds of thumbnail-size croissants only to toss them into a bowl and drown them in milk, even if they’re made from store-bought dough.

Is this what happens when you combine endless amounts of free time with a desperate need for something adorable and twee? We have to think yes. Executive editor Candace Davison put it best: “It’s the sugar-coated glow-up of the mundane.”

Although if you ask us, there’s nothing mundane about a croissant.

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