A new Dunkin Donuts just opened up in town – this isn’t about them. I’ve been avoiding our local DD because they didn’t hire my friend, Kate. Unreasonable? Absolutely. The whole thing was probably Kate’s fault, but I’m stubborn and I found a smaller (and closer) donut chain where I can pretend to be a loyal friend and get my sugar fix at the same time. Enter Donut Connection.
First selection – Peanut Butter and Jelly. These had sat around for awhile, but the yeast dough still provided the standard light, fluffy goodness. I liked restraint in powdered sugar; enough to taste it, but not so much to leave me looking like Robert Downey after a night on the town.
The peanut butter was in the form of a sweet whipped cream, and the better of the two fillings. I would have liked a bit more to balance out the strawberry jelly. That jelly was heavy, gelatinous, and cloying as all hell. It would have been pretty upsetting on a bagel, but perfectly acceptable for a 90 cent donut. Not bad, but I wouldn’t seek it out.
Next up – Glazed Blueberry Cake. A much more successful selection, and tops for me at Donut Connection, The outer glaze was a nice sweet crust for the inner cake. The dough was moderately sweet, surprisingly moist given that I picked these up so late in the day.
The blueberry flavor was pretty authentic, despite the low position on the ingredient list, and the little berry bits added another element of texture.
So it appears my arbitrary boycott of the local DD will be going a bit longer. There are plenty more donuts to try, and loyalties to be feigned. Oh, and did I mention they’re closer to my house?
Peanut Butter and Jelly – Grade: C-
Glazed Blueberry Cake – Grade: B