By the year 2048, the only edible substances left on Earth will be man-made hybrid foods portmanteaued within an inch of their lives: Cronuts! Cragels! Joffee! Appropriately, Walmart — which by that time will be one of only three mega-corporations that rule the world — is preparing for this dystopian culinary future by unveiling a new cross-bred baked good: the crotilla.
Though it may sound like a species of rare Australian crocodilian, according to the retail behemoth, it’s a mashup of a croissant and a flour tortilla: a flaky, layered affair that can be wrapped around taco filling, used as a pizza crust, transformed into a dessert, or (probably) worn as a hat. "This is destined to be the hottest mashup since tweens started asking for Labradoodles,” the company said in a statement [ed. note: SMH].
Here now, a list of things the crotilla resembles:
- Roti paratha
- The outside of a Taco Bell chalupa
- A scallion pancake without the scallions
- Millennial bait
- A desperate maneuver to capitalize on the success of pastry whiz Dominique Ansel
And a list of things the crotilla does not resemble:
- A croissant
- A tortilla
Marketing! Ain’t it grand?
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