One more 4th of July eating post before I go back to posting recipes of what I've baked. This was actually pre-4th of July but only by a day. I've said before that I'm not really a doughnut person and while I can enjoy a good doughnut, I don't go out of my way to get one. I had to bend that rule when one of my coworkers told me about Stan's Donut Shop, both because it's a local small business and I try to patronize and promote those as much as possible and because they have a 4.5-star rating on yelp. Even that might not have swayed me except the comments on yelp were hilarious. There are some serious doughnut eaters out there and Stan's Donut Shop has a following that I can safely describe as almost cult-like in their devotion to their doughnuts. So as a self-described foodie, I had to see what the fuss was all about. 631 reviews couldn't possibly all be wrong.
|The glaze melted into the hot doughnut and set nicely without being too thick|
I have to say, this was a very good doughnut. Even as a non-doughnut person, I could appreciate how "cakey yet fluffy" (as one yelp reviewer described it) the doughnut was. The glaze wasn't too sweet and the doughnut itself was pretty yummy. If you like Krispy Kreme doughnuts, Stan's Donuts are better - they're bigger, tastier, not as sickly sweet, and at 85 cents a doughnut, a much better value. They're like Krispy Kreme doughnuts on steroids. In a good way. And better. If you are a doughnut person and haven't had a Stan's Donut yet, this could be your Holy Grail of doughnuts.