Who doesn’t remember growing up with these delightful pastries? They were a childhood favorite, easy enough for us kids to whip up all on our own.

I’ve been longing for these treats like crazy, and during a visit to Oregon, my daughter stumbled upon puff pastry options from Schar and Sweet Loren’s. Naturally, we couldn’t resist a friendly comparison challenge.

Initially, Schar’s puff pastry didn’t look promising – dry and crumbly. But surprisingly, it held its own during baking. Sweet Loren’s, on the other hand, elicited a different reaction altogether. It instantly transported me back to my childhood kitchen, over two decades ago. My heart skipped a beat as I worked with it, marveling at how closely it resembled the pastries I made as a kid.