Donuts! Doughnuts! Donuts! Doughnuts!

I have a very complicated relationship with donuts (Or doughnuts. Ugg, let’s not even get started on that, okay?), in that I love them so very very much, and I want to always be eating them, but they are not always very good. I will eat pretty much any donut that anyone puts in front of me, so I know a bad donut when I see one. From boston.com, we get the news that Dunkin Donuts, that venerable peddler of pretty-okay coffee and subpar donuts, is rolling out a Peep-topped donut for Easter. Here’s a pic.


Gross, you guys! Dunkin Donuts’ donuts are not very good, but there is a 24-hour Dunkin within spitting distance of my apartment (because I live in Boston and that’s the law), and when I go there (once a week, on the weekend, as a treat), I always get a chocolate glazed donut, even though I know it’s not going to be very good. And now a Peep-topped donut with “green” flavored icing? I’m helpless before the sugary combo! It’s going to be disgusting, guys! So gross. But I am going to eat one.

(I’m going to add a quick plug for the best donuts on earth, Sweetwater’s Donut Mill in Kalamazoo, MI. Visit any of their three locations for the most delicious donuts on earth. The donuts to which all other donuts are compared and found lacking. Please send me donuts, Sweetwater’s! A dozen Reece’s if you can!!)

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Flanny was born and raised in a Detroit suburb, but tells people she's from Detroit without clarification because it makes her sound tough. She is not tough. Her favorite member of One Direction is Louis Tomlinson, and her favorite Agatha Christie detectives are Tommy and Tuppence.
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20 Responses to Donuts! Doughnuts! Donuts! Doughnuts!

  1. Bluuuuuuugh. I get coffee from Dunkin all the time (the one by me is mysteriously good, coffee-wise), and I always have to get in and out of there as quickly as possible in case the delicious sugary smell fools me into actually buying one of their stale pastry rejects. There’s a nearby cider mill that’s only open in the autumn that sells homemade donuts (cider, obviously, but also lots of other varieties) that taste like they’ve been blessed by angels, though. The lines get insane.

    • flanny says:

      I used to really like Dunkin Coffee, especially their iced coffee, but lately I’ve been less than happy. It tastes really watery for some reason. But there’s a delicious donut place that has the best donuts in Boston and AMAZING iced coffee near my apartment. But it’s more than twice as far as Dunkin (ten minutes vs two seconds) and that is just too far to walk on a weekend.

      • randilu says:

        The Dunkin Donuts in Boston are so hit or miss. Prudential Center Dunks – miss; Huntington Ave Dunks – hit. It’s so frustrating.

        Also, as a life long Massachusetter (and also old), I remember when Dunkin Donuts had AMAZING, FRESHLY BAKED donuts. They put these yummy sugar candies (they were literally just sugar shaped like clowns or birds or butterflies) and were amaze-balls. AMAZE BALLS.

        • hotspur says:

          Okay, so it’s not just me — 15 years ago their donuts were fresher? Now shopping there is risky. But I still love the Vanilla Kremes enough that I will risk it, every time. The VK is basically a powdered donut stuffed with cake icing. It rocks.

          Sadly, they’re a special occasion now, because we don’t have Dunkin Donuts in CA, really. The only one I know of is in Barstow, but Barstow is remote — ALTHOUGH, I happened to be there Friday. Tragically, they did not have any Vanilla Kremes. I’m sure tragically is the word.

          What they did have was a new experimental donut, evidently filled with cookie dough, but I didn’t try one because some unexpected Adulthood Gene activated and I walked away.

  2. nastyemu says:

    Donuts are one of those things I never buy for myself, but any time a vendor would bring them for our office I would eat no less than three.

  3. Growing up I thought Dunkin Donuts were the epitome of doughnut. Now that we’re in this new doughnut trend (they’re the new cupcake), I can’t really look at Dunks the same way.

  4. pickpocket says:

    Fact: at least one bird sits on every donut from Dunkin Donuts anyway

  5. FRQ says:

    Damn it, flanny. I have to leave to the airport in an hour and haven’t finished packing, but now all I want to do is go to the doughnut shop across the street and gorge.

  6. collin0truckasaurus says:

    I haven’t had sweets since Ash Wednesday and just the word donuts is making my mouth water. Tuesday I was at physical therapy and this dude was doing the “bear crawl” and all I could hear was “bear claw” (in addition to the bear claw conversation we had last week). Also I had the very real option of eating official cronuts and I turned it down. Frankly I’m amazed I made it this long. I’m even more amazed that mr truck has. His birthday is in a couple weeks and he’s adamant that he won’t have sweets for that either. At this point, I believe if I can say no to real cronuts, I can definitely last until 4/20. (Yikes, is Easter really on 4/20?)

    • collin0truckasaurus says:

      Also we have Sublime Donuts in Atlanta and seriously, the one I had from there was the most delicious thing ever. It was a orange cream star and I ate it too fast for the option of giving anyone else a bite. Seriously, mr truck turned to me to ask if he could have a bite and I was already shoving the last of it in my mouth like an animal.

    • Casey says:

      I admire your willpower. My wife, kids and I went to the real cronut place in December on a visit to NYC. The wait was interminable and FREEZING, but it was soooooo good. So good. Oh my god, I want one right now.

    • you gave up sweet treats for Lent and Easter is on 4/20? sounds like your day is already planned

  7. artdorkgirl says:

    I saw this last night and it made me think of you, Flanny. Glad to know you’re on the Dunkin beat.

  8. Commentatrix says:

    The green icing is obviously apple flavored, per the Dave Chappelle Culinary School of Thought.

  9. Erika says:

    I’d be all over that pink one. I’m just lucky the closest decent donut place to my work is up a very steep hill.

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