[Image: above, @utterben; others, Robyn Lee]

Pain au chocolat: buttery, flaky, chocolatey, and full of despair, as illustrated by The Sadness of Pain au Chocolat by Ben Horsley. When you eat a pain au chocolat, you're doing it the favor of putting it out of its misery.

Thanks to Ben, I can't stop seeing faces in pains au chocolat. My world of breakfast pastries will never be the same.

The saddest laminated dough panda.


So much anger in this one.

Pirate pain au chocolat

Sad pain au chocolat

[via @lia, @edyong209]

About the author: Robyn Lee is the editor of A Hamburger Today and takes many of the photos for Serious Eats. She'll also doodle cute stuff when necessary. Read more from Robyn at her personal food blog, The Girl Who Ate Everything.


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