You sound like me Rice! as John Cleese would say, fun, that is something I used to know about - or some such! Awful to be restricted in what you eat, but last night I watched That Sugar Film again, and it is frightening how much sugar is in things you would not expect....
I can live without them. I don't like lots of flaky pastry. Even when I was in France last year, I didn't indulge, except maybe a mouthful of hubby's croissant. When presented with a mouth watering buffet breakfast, I seem to walk past all the pastries. Breads and pastries hold little interest for me, which has turned out to be for the best, as I can't have them anyway.
We stayed in small places where there were no buffet breakfasts in France, and they mainly had croissants and we got used to them, and all loved them.....i think we could also have had an egg but mostly not much more than that as this is traditional.
Croissants are only an occasional indulgent treat. I love almond croissants the best and would not eat these with anything else. If I was eating a standard croissant, I would eat it plain or if it was a bit dry then with jam.
We used to have croissants every Sunday with marmalade & our (non) instant coffee. Now we only have them once a month. They are served on the cruises every day, but we'd only have 1 of the 2 chocolate sorts, with another pastry or 2 & share them, so we'd always be 'mixing' our pastries, trying all the different ones, with a latte, using our coffee card. This was after my smoked salmon, capers, cream cheese, red onion, a little muesli, fresh fruit & plain yogurt! (No we wouldn't have lunch as we liked going to the early dinner, so we could get to bed early!)