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Yummy Donuts (DFW)

kindofabigdeal | Jan 28, 200808:46 PM

No, not a search request, but the name of a new shop at Lovers and the Tollway, a few spots down from Drip coffee, that just screams Beverly Hills. It's clean, colorful, and sells a few random treats like poki sticks and those asian gummy candies in addition to their main goods. I stopped in (after breakfast mind you) because I was so intrigued. My thoughts on a place like this is that it can either be all image, but the same mix-based product as all the other donut shops, or it could be something really special. I grabbed a solitary glazed donut and was on my way. I think any exemplary donut shop should do everything it can to serve it's glazed donuts at least warm, if not hot, but this was cold. It's flavor, though, was very good. Of the donuts I've had in the metroplex I'd put it second behind Kountry Donuts in Grapevine. (though these may win only because I almost always get one piping hot). The most memorable moment of my first trip there was laying eyes on the giant apple fritters. Dark brown, lightly glazed and big as my head, I knew I'd have to come back for one... which I did the next morning after work. Good call. I cannot imagine a better apple fritter, no lie. The edges were dark roux brown and crunchy, while the rest of the surface was crispy with a more moderate browning. The interior was soft and light until you got to the middle which has a little bit of the middle-of-the-cinnamon-roll goo. The top of the disc was glazed, but just lightly, so that the sugar didn't overwhelm the flavor of the cinnamon, dough, and genuine chunks of apple. I'm warning you, if you're on a diet and live nearby, don't even try one, or you'll be hopelessly hooked. I'm looking forward to returning and trying some of their cake doughnuts, like one interesting specimen that appeared to be a devils food donut with chocolate glaze and a marshmallow cream topping. They had samples of their blueberry muffins and cranberry orange bread out. The cranberry orange bread was deliciously loud in color and flavor and the freshness of the blueberries was undeniable on account of the tell-tale green color that comes from the reaction of blueberries with baking soda. Oh, and they were tasty too.

Given what places like Sprinkles, The Counter, and Pink Berry do to otherwise humble foods, you might be imagining 2 dollar donuts. Their not as cheap as the dime-a-dozen joints around DFW, but at 69 cents for a glazed and 1.35 for my mammoth fritter, their prices are, unfortunately, not in the least bit restrictive.

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