#fatfriday review / Doughnuts @ Dunkin’ Donuts
In Boston, there seems to be at least one Dunkin’ Donuts on every block, more sightings than any other fast food chain. I had a Dunkin’ way back when we first moved here, but I didn’t particularly rate it. I tried their Jelly one (which I compared to in my Kane’s Donuts review) and it was just a bit blah. I’ve never had a craving for another, never really got the whole DD appeal and so just haven’t been back. In recent weeks though, I’ve been super busy and haven’t even had the time to research where I can find new naughty yummy treats, so with #fatfriday arriving today and given I hadn't begun to think about what I could try, I decided to pop to my local maker of anything who happen to be Dunkin’ (approximately 2 minutes away from me).
Naughty yummy treat: Boston Kreme Donut and Glazed Donut.
From: Dunkin’ Donuts.
Price: $1.06 each.
Portion size: Good.
Moistness: Surprisingly so.
Notes: Um, so I totally get why there is a need for one these fine establishments on every corner. Both these doughnut bad boys are so simply satisfying – they are surprisingly fresh and light, and doughy and yummy.
The Boston Kreme is basically a custard filled doughnut with a chocolate kind of icing on the top. It reminds me of my old school dinner puddings but in a good way, it’s a nostalgic childhood delight. The custard is like the no thrills but totally thrilling stuff I couldn’t get enough of when I was younger, and there’s lots of it packed inside. It’s a blob of chocolate, dough and sauce – what more could you want?!
The Glazed has a nice crunch on the outside from the dried sugar, and then it’s lovely and soft inside. It’s like a sugary bread (a combination of my two favourite things) that isn’t overly sweet, although I do think it could have been sweeter, which is odd seeing as the whole thing is coated in sugary syrup.
And the price, a dollar for a doughnut! A dollar! Totally appealing. This is possibly one of my cheapest #fatfridays to date and I am so happily surprised at how I would not be able to tell the difference between a gourmet doughnut and these. I am also terribly worried about how to deal with future cravings being so close (and affordable) to me.