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Do you like donuts (doughnuts)? Which ones?

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Vash01, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, T&M, Shibs, P&C

    This thread is obviously not for the health food nuts:lol:

    I normally eat pretty healthy (lost of veggies, fresh fruit, whole grains and legumes), but occasionally I like to eat a donut (some spell it doughnut).

    I was going to make this a poll, but thought it may be better to just talk about this delicacy that is so popular in the USA, (even now, after the bagels take over).

    My favorites are:

    Krispy Kreme (it's a pity they keep closing their shops)

    Dunkin Donuts (old company but I still like their donuts, although they too closed many shops)

    Tim Hortons (I only ate them in Canada; absolutely loved them!)- I heard they opened some shops in the USA on the east coast, but I am in the southwest.

    In addition, I found a listing of top 10 donut companies:

    Krispy Kreme
    Private Label
    Dolly Madison
    Little Debbie

    I don't recognize most of them (other than KK and Hostess). They must be in different parts of the country (USA).

    I do buy an occasional donut at local grocery stores but never cared a whole lot for them.

    My favorite recipe is my own- buy a plain cake donut, without anything on it, bake it slightly (or heat up in a microwave), and put two spoons of honey on it. Eat it warm. It's delicious!

    Let me hear what you enjoy, and please don't feel embarrassed about enjoying donuts.:lol:
  2. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

    Tim Hortons!!! Timmys is a national obsession here in Canada, especially Totonto. :D My favourit donut is the honey dip, and it is nit a donut but I also love the cherry cheese danish. But I am not a huge donut lover because overall the stuff can sometimes be too sweet for me. LOL
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  3. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

    My mom was an employee at Dunkin' Donuts, when we lived in the USA, and she always used to bring home some delicious donuts. My favourites were the Boston creme and the glazed donuts. The coffee rolls and the strawberry cheese danishes were delicious, as well. :swoon:
  4. Rob

    Rob Beach Bum

    Krispy Kreme stores smell the best, and their dough is the best when it is warm, but their fillings, frostings, and glazes are too sweet for me.

    My favorite doughnut is a Dunkin Donuts' Bavarian Cream. I also like the plain and chocolate with the coconut on top.

    Never had a Horton's.

    Montgomery Donuts in Maryland used to be good.
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  5. miffy

    miffy Well-Known Member

    I can't get nice donuts where I live :(

    My favourites are chocolate Timbits - one of the many high points of visiting Canada was always buying a whole box of them!
  6. Artemis@BC

    Artemis@BC Well-Known Member

    My favourite doughnuts ever were the ones from the Portuguese bakery in the small town where I grew up. No doughnut since has come close. :( Well, Krispy Kreme maybe -- but it's all the extra fat & sugar they use (yes! even more so than any other doughnut) that makes them yummier.

    Timmys, meh. I don't get the love for Tim Horton's. Their coffee is substandard, their doughnuts only so-so. I'll usually get a plain glazed (aka honey dipped) or an apple fritter if I'm forced to go to Timmys when I'm with someone who thinks that their stuff is actually good.

    Once in a blue moon I might buy one from Safeway if I'm grocery shopping and need a treat.

    BTW, I only like yeast doughnuts; cake doughnuts are dry & icky & tasteless IMO. And pretty much only plain glazed, with occassional forays into apple fritters.
  7. vesperholly

    vesperholly Well-Known Member

    My favorite is Bavarian creme with powdered sugar on the outside, instead of chocolate. I don't like chocolate-topped donuts because they're too sweet :D Crullers are also delicious, and I love the Tim Hortons honey dip when they're covered with those round sprinkles.

    Thank god I'm in a border state so there are copious Tim Hortons in my area. I pass 3 (soon to be 4) on my 20-minute commute to work!
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  8. Cachoo

    Cachoo Well-Known Member

    We have a local baker here with a small shop called the Donut Whole. I like the maple frosted bacon donut.
  9. PDilemma

    PDilemma Well-Known Member

    The favorite at our house is LaMars. It is a small chain in Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri (and randomly it seems to me) one location each in Arizona and Alabama.
  10. znachki

    znachki Active Member

    My favorites are a the local chains. In Seattle it's "Top Pot Donuts", in Portland "Voodoo Donuts". TP has a chocolate old-fashioned that is amazing, and VooDoo - well... people-shaped raspberry filled yeast doughnuts with chocolate frosting and a pretzel stake and bacon maple bars anyone?

    QFC a grocery store chain (now part of Kroger) has good donuts as well. I'm not sure that Dunkin or Winchells even have stores in the region any more - I suppose they might.

    I totally do not get the attraction of Krispy Kreme - even when they are warm.:confused:

    I do like Tim Horton's when I'm in Canada.
  11. KatieC

    KatieC So peaceful

    Sour cream glazed Timbits. Or else a sour cream tidbit, without the glaze.
  12. loulou

    loulou Let It Snow

    Something about me must be deeply wrong: I can't bring myself to eat in fast foods, Subways or Dunkin' Donuts.

    But I love bagles. And Muffins. And egg bacon tomato pepperoni croissants.

    Do you guys remmenber that episode of Everwood when Dr. Abbott opens a bagle shop in town, and everybody goes in asking for donuts?
    -- Yeah, I'm a sucker for US tv series.
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2011
  13. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

    Of the readily available chains, here, I like Dunkin Donuts, best.
    Krispy Kreme's doughnuts are much too sweet.

    I'm sorry I can't access Winchell's or Tim Horton's in Florida.
  14. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Holding Alex Johnson's Pineapple

    I gained five pounds while student teaching because there was a Lamars on the way to school. Cake donuts, frosting and sprinkles. :swoon:
  15. nubka

    nubka Well-Known Member

    I've always liked Dunkin Donuts, but sadly, there aren't any in Utah. :(:(

    I really don't go by brand that much though. I like cake donuts best. A cake donut with blueberry frosting - yum!!! :) :) :) I also really like buttercream bars, and cinnamon twists...
  16. smurfy

    smurfy Well-Known Member

    I live in CT.
    I like Dunkin Donuts. Tim Hortons is ok, but some of the locations in CT have closed. I have not noticed any DDs closing in CT. They are everywhere.
    Last week I was in Northern Ireland, and Tim Hortons coffee was for sale at gas stations, prominently setup.
    I do like Hostess choc covered donuts.
    Entenmanns is regional I think, is here in CT, maybe New England.
  17. BittyBug

    BittyBug Dispirited

    Paging BR.......

    I like plain glazed donuts. I hardly ever eat them, but every once in a while, especially dipped in coffee. Yum.
  18. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    I have a weakness for creme-filled donuts.
  19. barbk

    barbk Well-Known Member

    The student union at my college used to fry up donuts after 9PM, get them nice and crunchy on the outside, and then roll them in cinnamon sugar. Mmmmm. I think I'm lucky that it is no more, and that I don't have a Tim Hortons within range either.

    We don't even have a donut shop in town. The grocery stores all make donuts, badly, and that seems to have pushed the Winchell's and Dunkin Donuts that used to be here out of business.
  20. PDilemma

    PDilemma Well-Known Member

    My husband would gain 20 if there were one on the way to his work! There is one across from the salon where I take my mom for her haircuts in Lincoln very six weeks (she can't drive due to her declining vision). He begs me to bring home donuts every time I take her.
  21. barbk

    barbk Well-Known Member

    We must have the clunker. There's a Lamars near my husband's office, and we both agree that their donuts are meh. They actually closed for about a year apparently due to lack of business, but they reopened. Still meh.
  22. ChelleC

    ChelleC Well-Known Member

    I like chocolate glazed and raspberry filled doughnuts.

    Krispy Kreme's great, there's a store here, I used to live a couple of miles away from it.

    My favorites though are from a local place called Spalding's, there are great!
  23. MacMadame

    MacMadame Cat Lady-in-Training

    I am not overly fond of donuts though occasionally I get a craving for a nice glazed one. And the Banana Nut TimBit is divine.
  24. Marge_Simpson

    Marge_Simpson Well-Known Member

  25. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

    I'm not that much of a donut eater, but I like Dunkin Donuts, especially the white creme filled ones (with powdered sugar on the outside), chocolate covered ones with the hole in the middle, with sprinkles (in Philly, we call them "jimmies"), and the fruit filled ones (apple, white icing on top).

    When Krispy Kreme came to Philly, I tried a glazed donut. Sorry, but I didn't care for it at all. Our closest Krispy Kreme opened a few years ago. Eventually it closed, and a Dunkin Donuts opened in its place.

    Tastykake is from Philly. Our out of town relatives like their products, so we usually buy them family packs, and bring them along when we visit them. My favorite Tastykake is not the donut, but the "kandycakes," especially when they are filled with mint and covered in chocolate.

    I buy a number of the Entemann's cakes & pies - chocolate chip loaf, carrot cake, apple crumb, peach crumb pie. I wish they made Key Lime pie, yum! I like their donuts, especially the chocolate covered ones, but I don't buy them very often. I thought Entemann's was originally on the east coast. Has it branched out to the rest of the USA?

    We've been to Canada many times, so I'm aware of Tim Horton's but have never stopped in one. A friend of mine who recently visited Atlantic Canada raved about their coffee. Now, I'm not a coffee drinker, but maybe I'll try their donuts next time we're up there.
  26. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

  27. barbk

    barbk Well-Known Member

    Sadly, they got rid of the NY Crumb Cake. The jerks. They are dead to me. :drama:
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  28. jadingirl

    jadingirl Active Member

    I use to work at a golf course and I learned how to make fresh cinammon sugar donuts for the breakfast room - mmmm hot fresh donuts were the best.

    Timmie's are okay - I like Boston Creme but I usually forsake the donut to get a large IceCap instead!
  29. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    I like their Louisiana Crunch Cake. It's some good.
    I find their donuts rather plain and uninspiring.
  30. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

    I used to love Dunkin Donuts donut holes when I was little. Most places, including KK, don't even make donut holes but DD made donut holes in nearly every kind of flavor! My mom would fill up one of their neat boxes and let us take them to school to share.