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Le Marais Pain au chocolat, Set of 12

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Since opening in 2013, Le Marais Bakery in San Francisco has wowed customers with authentic French croissants that transport them to Paris with every flaky, buttery bite. Now you can enjoy Le Marais pastries at home with our exclusive treats, which arrive frozen for baking in your own kitchen. Le Marais pains au chocolat are filled with two batons of velvety dark Valrhona chocolate from France, which reveal subtle flavor notes of roasted coffee, dried fruit and almonds. Served warm from your oven, these are wonderful for family breakfasts and entertaining.

  • 12 pains au chocolat; 2 lb. 14 oz. total.
  • Shipped frozen.
  • To prepare, let pastries thaw for 8 hours, brush with egg wash and bake (see Use & Care for more info).
  • Made in USA.
Use & Care

Receiving Instructions

  • Pastries ship frozen with dry ice, which may have evaporated. This is normal. Please take care not to touch dry ice with bare hands. Upon receipt, remove pastries from shipping container and place in freezer, where they will keep for up to 90 days.


  • Place frozen pastries 3 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheet and let thaw for 8 hours. Preheat oven to 375˚F. Make egg wash by stirring 1 egg with 1 tsp. water. Lightly brush egg wash over pastries. Bake until golden brown, 20–22 minutes. Let cool and serve warm or at room temperature.
  • Organic all-purpose flour, organic milk, butter, starter, organic high-gluten flour, sugar, salt, yeast (osmo), malt. Chocolate filling: Sugar, cocoa beans, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, natural vanilla extract.
  • All butter comes from grass-fed cows.

Shipping Information

Please allow 2-7 business days for processing and delivery. This gives our artisan partners time to prepare your order with exceptional care and attention to detail. A more accurate delivery date will be quoted on the payment page. Perishable food items are not eligible for rush shipping. Please not that we do not ship perishable food items outside the contiguous 48 states or to P.O. Boxes.

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More About Le Marais Bakery

Le Marais Bakery in San Francisco is winning top reviews for its authentic French croissants that whisk you away to Paris with their dreamy-light textures and superb flavors. Owner Patrick Ascaso, inspired by the boulangerie of his childhood in Arpajon, France, opened Le Marais in 2013. His recipes marry classic European techniques with fresh local California ingredients. All of the bakery's doughs are made in the artisanal tradition, with natural starters and long fermentation periods, hand mixed and rolled in small batches each day. Williams Sonoma is pleased to partner with Le Marais so that customers can bake and enjoy these amazing pastries at home.

  • Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product! I sent these Le Marais Pain au Chocolat to both my son and my daughter as a special care package. They both love these croissants! My daughter just confirmed that hers were received well packaged with dry ice and they were definitely frozen and not defrosted . I had the pleasure of visiting my son when he still had some of these croissants in his freezer. I prepped them Before going to bed and I egg washed them in the morning and baked them in the preheated oven - they were perfect! And absolutely delicious! I was fortunate to purchase them from William Sonoma when I had a 20% discount. Given how much my kids loved their “care package” I think they are worth every penny!
    Date published: 2019-10-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic flavor We prepared these and we're delighted. Very easy and the tase was fantastic.
    Date published: 2019-07-24
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor packaging and disappointing flavors I received the product yesterday. I ordered the William Sonoma chocolate croissants as well as the mini ones to taste test which version of the chocolate croissants are the best. Both of the William Sonoma ones arrived with dry ice and foam boxes which helped them stay cold. Although these were supposed to be artisan and more 'high end' the packaging was very poor - didn't come in with dry ice, standard cardboard box with some insulation lining around it. The product felt cold but probably not frozen at that point, so I put them back to the freezer. When I tried to bake this morning, there was absolutely no baking instruction that came with the product, some advertisement leaflet about the company's history. It's 7am, I want to bake some croissants, not dig up recipes. I chucked them in the oven with the William Sonoma version using their recipe and of course, it was not the right recipe as it turns out. I will give it another go following their instruction which is to thaw for 8 hrs, and bake etc. However, I can tell you, it's not for me who just wants some fresh chocolate croissants in the morning. It's too difficult for the price. I was happy to see the amount of chocolate, which is more than the William Sonoma version.
    Date published: 2019-06-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nothing like warm chocolate croissants! These are so delicious! They are easy to bake and so yummy! It is hard to resist the temptation to bite into them the minute they come out of the oven, but waiting a few minutes is necessary as the chocolate stays hot longer than the flaky outside :) I highly recommend these!
    Date published: 2018-11-16
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