I'll start this off by saying I am the worst person to fairly judge donuts. I love them warm and cooked-to-order, but donuts sitting there on a counter rarely interest me.
However, because of the recent WaPo article on the 40 best things to eat, I was lured into trying Astro near 13th and G Sts, NW.
I sampled four donuts, all of them terribly sweet. They make Krispy Kremes seem like a diet regimen. The least sweet was the one listed in the article: the creme brulee donut. Still, no thanks. I also had the sour cherry (could be more sour), the maple bacon (this was the sweetest - with a hefty maple glaze), and the rocky road, which was more like a heavy cake.
No more fancy donuts with their heavy, heavy triple-thick glazes for me. None of this can compare to cooked-to-order donuts for brunch that a few places make darn well.