Vanilla Eclairs with Chocolate Fondant
Pro tip: When searching for the best éclairs, one should begin and end in France. Food historians tend to agree that the éclair originated there sometime in the mid-19th century. Though its name evolved over time (its original moniker was pain à la duchesse), the goodness that makes éclairs so very delicious has remained constant. We ventured to France to find Trader Jacques’ Vanilla Eclairs with Chocolate Fondant… and they were worth the trip!
Éclairs are made with choux pastry, the same type of dough used for profiteroles and cream puffs. Unlike dough used to make other breads and sweet treats like doughnuts, choux doesn’t include yeast or any other leavening agent. Instead, it relies on its high moisture content to produce steam as it cooks. The steam causes the dough to rise, puff-up, and expand during the cooking process. As a result, éclairs are light and airy, with a delicate texture.
Trader Jacques’ Eclairs are filled with smooth, creamy vanilla custard, and topped with a delightfully rich chocolate fondant. They’re fully cooked and frozen, so there’s no baking involved once you get them home. Simply remove them from the package and thaw at room temperature for 30-60 minutes (or overnight in the fridge).
Serve them to a crowd for dessert, or defrost one at a time as an anytime treat. Each Eclair has only 140 calories, so while it may feel like an indulgence, that's less calories than a typical energy bar!
We’re selling each 8.45-ounce package of four Vanilla Eclairs with Chocolate Fondant for $2.99, a terrific value for these classic—and currently very trendy—French pastries. You’ll find them in our freezers.
Water, Sugar, Eggs, Chocolate Ganache (Cocoa Mass, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin), Dairy Blend (Lactose and Milk Proteins, Cream), Wheat Flour, Modified Cornstarch, Confectionary Coating (Sugar, Vegetable Fat [Palm Kernel, Palm, Shea Nut], Whey Powder, Soy Lecithin, Natural Vanilla Flavor), Glaze (Water, Glucose Syrup [Wheat], Sugar, Pectin, Carrageenan, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid), Butter, Glucose Syrup (Wheat), Carrageenan, Dextrose), Skim Milk Powder, Natural Vanilla Flavor, Salt, Beta-Carotene (for Color). CONTAINS WHEAT, MILK, EGG, SOY, SHEA NUT. MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF ALMOND, HAZELNUT, PISTACHIO, COCONUT.