Buttery and flaky goodness, a croissant is possibly the best thing since ... sliced bread? Actually, the croissant’s ancestors date back well before sliced bread. Regardless, known as a “Viennoiserie” or a Vienna-style pastry, the croissant gets its name from its crescent shape, or croissant in French. So there you have it, ladies and gentlemen, the history of the best breakfast pastry has been served. Bon appétit!