What is the best Donut?

Caramel iced cake donut from DCM in Sydney.

Basic, freshly made Krispy Kreme glazed for me. Theoretically, my favorite would be a cream-filled one with the same texture, but that doesn't exist.

It's not technically a donut but nothing beats a steaming hot Cinnabon covered in extra icing.

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I love most donuts and seek them out when I travel. The best donut is a cake donut, usually chocolate, from our local donut shop, Monuts.

McChuck wrote:

Chocolate cake donuts are my standard of judgement for a donut shop. I might like other donuts you make, but if I find this basic donut lacking, I'm going to like you less.

I could be doughnut friends with you.

Jalapeno and Cheese Sausage Kolache. You mean you actually get donuts at a donut shop?

LarryC wrote:

The last in the box.

It defeats the flavor of your coffee, drives sugar before you, and incites the lamentations of those who missed it.

To build on this, each successive donut eaten in the box tastes better than the one before it.

There's a donut boom in Sydney atm, driven by the cronut thing. Still, for me, nothing beats fresh cinnamon and icing sugar donuts with coffee.

Bfgp wrote:

To build on this, each successive donut eaten in the box tastes better than the one before it.

How it works in my office:
Minute 1: 1/2 the doughnuts gone
Minute 5: 2/3 of the doughnuts gone
Minute 30: 2 doughnuts remain
Minute 60: 1 1/2 doughnuts remain
Minute 300: 1 doughnut remains
Bloody Ages: 1 doughnut remains.

Then I throw away the box.

The one whose hole so perfectly matches the void in your soul that for a brief moment you glimpse the very core of contentment through it, such that it then compels you to ravenously consume the gateway so that you may ascend through it and become as god.

krev82 wrote:

The one whose hole so perfectly matches the void in your soul that for a brief moment you glimpse the very core of contentment through it, such that it then compels you to ravenously consume the gateway so that you may ascend through it and become as god.

Timbits plug the hole good too

krev82 wrote:

The one whose hole so perfectly matches the void in your soul that for a brief moment you glimpse the very core of contentment through it, such that it then compels you to ravenously consume the gateway so that you may ascend through it and become as god.

I prefer the Maple Dip but if they are out, that one is my second choice.

Any of the fritters from Blue Star, especially the blackberry juniper fritter but even the plain old apple cider fritter is amazing.

Chocolate Old fashioned all day every day...

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THIS IS STILL THE RIGHT ANSWER

I feel like you're all speaking another language. It doesn't get better than a fresh, toasty hot sugar and cinammon doughnut.

(no really, this has been an eye-opening thread. All I've ever seen around here is the aforementioned, standard choc/strawberry/caramel glaze, or Krispy Kreme. Blueberry, maple bacon, chocolate cake, apple cider? What?! I'm clearly living in the wrong country! )

Krispy Creme are not even real donuts. They are terrible..

Hear hear.

I'll never understand the fever that everyone was swept up in when they launched around here. Sugar encrusted, slimy rings. Sure, if you can eat spoonfuls of sugar and enjoy that, maybe you'll enjoy KK. Otherwise, I'll take a light, fluffy circle of joy over those things any day.

TheGameguru wrote:

Anyone else generally dislike "fancy" donuts with crazy amounts of toppings.. I tend to stick with the classics..

Second. Kind of why I like grocery store bakery donuts. Simple, basic, delicious. A pretentious guy from college opened a donut shop in Kansas City, MO(?). Not surprisingly the donuts are pretentious and "fancy." Pass.

Also, I feel like we're forgetting an important contender for best donut: Little Chocolate Donuts

I still dream about a sack of hot glazed donuts from Joe's Bakery in Lawrence, KS when I was in college. They were best between 8-11pm, and each one was sweet and chewy and perfect.

In the absence of that, I'm with Minotaur - the boston cream bismarck is the best.

Beuks33 wrote:

If I am not in Portland (my waistline thanks me for not living there) it is the Old Fashioned. If I am, Voodoo's Grape Ape is my favorite. It doesn't really taste of grapes, just kind of purple-y.

Purple IS a fruit.

Have to agree with Minotaar: Boston Cream from a good local bakery FTW, though a good lemon filled is a very close second.

Do not like Krispy Cream but a Hurts Donut opened up a few months ago in town and those are just gawd awful overbaked, over topped, dry messes of a pseudo-pastry.

If you would have asked me in 1980 when I was 9, I would have said the glazed donuts that you took out of your freezer and heated in the oven. They were divine.

Sometimes we eat trash donuts because we love trash and embrace its garbage existence. Not everything is a pursuit for the highest quality.

LarryC wrote:

The last in the box.

It defeats the flavor of your coffee, drives sugar before you, and incites the lamentations of those who missed it.

We have a winner!

I’m horribly boring and like chocolate covered donuts. I know. But then again, donuts aren’t really a thing here.

A_Unicycle wrote:

I feel like you're all speaking another language. It doesn't get better than a fresh, toasty hot sugar and cinammon doughnut.

This is of course the correct answer. I have been away from Australia too long.

We don't get much in the way of donut options here. Krispy Kreme has just opened up, but it's like a 45 minute drive to get to one and it's still a feeding frenzy. Expensive AF too, but I'll give them a try some day soon.

McChuck wrote:
TheGameguru wrote:

Anyone else generally dislike "fancy" donuts with crazy amounts of toppings.. I tend to stick with the classics..

Second. Kind of why I like grocery store bakery donuts. Simple, basic, delicious.

I'm with this though, a simple grocery store/supermarket donut with a plain or chocolate glaze is pretty much perfection, fresh, not too sweet. If they have nut sprinkles I'll go for that, but that's as fancy as I like to get.

My absolute favourite pastry is a custard danish, or custard slice, followed by a really good choc croissant.

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Sweden says hej, btw.

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Best donut is the one that's in my hand, truth be told.

(And it's a Boston Cream)

Maple or plain old fashioned

A toss up between Lil Orbits:

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And the classic New Zealand cream donut:

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I remember when Tim Horton’s doughnuts were baked fresh every morning, on site. They were so good. Now they’re crap. The only ones I like there now are old fashioned cake, either plain or with sugar on the outside.

I’m not much of a sweets fella, so I don’t eat them much, but a good apple fritter is probably second on the list.

Came to post the Do-Rite love, but that's already been taken care of. I just want to say how proud I am that we can all come together and profess love of donuts without tearing each other other to pieces like in the hotdog thread.