Who doesn’t love a good doughnut? Generally, doughnuts are a failsafe food. Whether you’re grabbing a quick glazed donut from Dunkin’ Donuts or a vegan, apple, chocolate frosted with candy corn doughnut from your latest hipster coffee shop, you’re probably going to be satisfied. Still, there’s a fine line between satisfied and happy. That glazed from Dunkin’ is probably going to satiate, but that franken-doughnut sounds pretty damn good. I was totally satisfied with my six mini-donuts from Doughnuttery, but I wouldn’t say I was really happy.
Doughnuttery offers mini donuts in increments of six-$1 per doughnut. They offer a variety of flavors-one flavor per three doughnuts. I opted for the Pumpkin Pie Brulee and the Paris Time flavors. The doughnuts are then placed in a bag with the corresponding sugar, shaken up, and served. It’s solid for offering a wide-variety of flavors, and there’s a rustic chic to seeing the doughnut maker front and center. That being said, the quality really isn’t there.
The qualities of the doughnuts were good. They had a good fluff and powdery surface, but using the sugar powder to give the doughnuts flavors isn’t a good approach. Both were indistinguishable from each other. Each was fine, but neither provided a flavor that really tickled my sweet tooth. Maybe some of the other powders provide more flavor, but I was really discouraged.
While the flavor was weak, it was occasionally there. There were hints of vanilla, cinnamon, and pumpkin. Doughnuttery is a great snack for anyone with a large group of children. Each child can pick a flavor, and they can get three doughnuts in that flavor. I wouldn’t aim for much else though.