The latest éclair offerings from French bakery and patisserie producer Brioche Pasquier “bear little resemblance to the rather weighty anglicised versions”, according to the company.

Brioche Pasquier said éclairs were making a comeback and, in response, it has launched a new range of the choux pastry treats.

“Brioche Pasquier éclairs are baked with the lightest, crisp choux pastry, made with French butter and filled with an authentic flavoured crème pâtissière filling,” said the company in a statement.

“Baked to the highest standards, these light and delicious éclairs bear little resemblance to the rather weighty anglicised versions which tend to be filled with cream and topped with a dollop of chocolate.”

“All of our pâtisserie is made to traditional recipes in France by expert pâtissiers using the finest French ingredients and faithfully following classic French baking methods,” said Jon Turonnet, foodservice sales manager at Brioche Pasquier.

“This means that they are a completely authentic product, true to the flavours of France and with no preservatives or artificial flavours. The éclairs are baked, filled and finished and then frozen immediately to seal in that freshly baked flavour.”

The new éclairs come in two flavours and two sizes. The Éclair Chocolat “is nicely dark with a really chocolatey crème pâtissière filling and finished with a sweet icing which has the mirror shine that is so important to the look of a truly accomplished French éclair”.

The Éclair Café “has all the rich coffee flavour of a proper French ‘un petit noir’ infused into its crème pâtissière filling and is topped with a light and shiny coffee icing”.

The full-size éclairs come in packs of 10. Each is 15cm long and weighs 80g.

The company has also launched a box of stand-alone mini-éclairs. These come in packs of 22, made up of 11 chocolate and 11 coffee. Each is 7cm long and weighs 330g.