I'm proud of myself. But not entirely.
The bad news is that my only full meal in West Springfield was at Chili's. The good news is that with that knowledge aforehand, I scouted out a charming independent donut stand with a really cool neon sign, The Donut Dip. The donuts weren't world class, but they were better than anything I've had in Manhattan. Very, very good.
I tried a bunch. The best was the sour cream variety, next best was the blueberry, but all the cake donuts were fine, with true, intense flavors. West Springfield is Dunkin' Donuts country, so it was gratifying to see an independent going strong with a superior product.
If you want to reward yourself for driving north of Hartford, The Donut Dip is located just off of Exit 13A (US-5) on I-91. Take 13-B by mistake, and you will hit the Chili's instead.