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Related: Culture Forums, Support ForumsFavorite Doughnut Type...
You HAVE to have one...
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Plain cake  
2 (11%) 

Glazed  
3 (17%) 

Frosted (any kind of frosting, with or without sprinkles)  
2 (11%) 

Creme filled  
0 (0%) 

Boston creme  
4 (22%) 

Jelly (with or without powdered sugar)  
2 (11%) 

Blueberry  
0 (0%) 

Cruller  
2 (11%) 

I'm a cop. I'll eat ANYTHING called a "doughnut".  
0 (0%) 

Other...  
3 (17%) 

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Taverner
(55,476 posts)I mean, if I'm at Dunkin Donuts, and I want something good, their cakes are pretty good. If at Krispy Kreme, hell the fresh plain glazed ones are good enough! Am I at Tim Hortons and am I having a beer? If so, Apple Fritter is the ONLY donut I can stomach with beer.
HopeHoops
(47,675 posts)Now CORN fritters I can see! But hey, there's not much room for context in a poll with only ten options. I tried to spread the options out as best I could.
I have enough trouble filling a box of 12 for the kids, and no, I never get one.
Taverner
(55,476 posts)HopeHoops
(47,675 posts)The latter was, um, entertaining.
On Edit: Both were business trips, but not without some free time.
baldguy
(36,649 posts)Where?
HopeHoops
(47,675 posts)Never heard of it.
baldguy
(36,649 posts)I find it hard to believe that you've ever been to Canada.
HopeHoops
(47,675 posts)Maybe one of the strippers was named Timmy (female, mind you), but I don't remember. I was sort of drunk at the time.
Brickbat
(19,339 posts)sandwiches and drinking Molson. We do it during the high school tournament, too.
HopeHoops
(47,675 posts)Brickbat
(19,339 posts)HopeHoops
(47,675 posts)Moondog
(4,833 posts)The regular glazed. In the South, they are a Sacrament.
Their glazed blueberry ones are also worthwhile.
Dunkin Donuts, for me, are a distant second. They were all I was able to find in Boston, but I didn't live there long enough to "convert".
I've never been to a Tim Horton's, so I'm agnostic on that one.
HopeHoops
(47,675 posts)They bake them onsite. Dunkin' Donuts has central bakeries and send them out on trucks.
We also have a local (single location) bagel shop that makes the best bagels I've ever had anywhere, including New York City. Shit. Now I'm hungry for a bagel.
treestar
(82,383 posts)Chocolate or pink icing
dembotoz
(16,898 posts)yum
DearHeart
(692 posts)HopeHoops
(47,675 posts)Duer 157099
(17,742 posts)HopeHoops
(47,675 posts)libodem
(19,288 posts)I picked crulers cuz it seemed closest to old fashioned or buttermilk.
DearHeart
(692 posts)Old fashioned are like the picture in response to your reply. They're a much "heavier" and more dense cake and they look like they've cracked open. They can have glaze on it or not. I think in different parts of the country, they are called "buttermilk" donuts. Around here, they're called an old fashioned.
HopeHoops
(47,675 posts)... as the regular round donut is just a glazed with no glazing. They're at least not popular around here. The "old fashioned" is about all you see that's plain cake.
DearHeart
(692 posts)All I know is that I love donuts! The other one that I love is a Black Raspberry jelly...but can't find those very often, mostly strawberry, which I'm not partial to.
oregonjen
(3,366 posts)HopeHoops
(47,675 posts)flying rabbit
(4,665 posts)With a plain maple bar the close second.
HarveyDarkey
(9,077 posts)it was godawful. I hope the actual Voodoo Doughnut product is better.
irisblue
(33,149 posts)so which is your choice there?
Spike89
(1,569 posts)Not even close enough to work off the calories, but those are some delicious donuts...
Populist_Prole
(5,364 posts)HopeHoops
(47,675 posts)Populist_Prole
(5,364 posts)I've heard of crullers and always thought they were the ones that looked more like a long twisted thing. 50 years old and I still call my favorite doughnuts by the same term I did when I was 5.
ashling
(25,771 posts)I can't consider this a serious thread
but since you brought it up, Crispy Cremes are good when they are fresh out of the grease, but nothing compares to a just made Shipley's Donut  honey glaze  or any other glaze. Period.
fizzgig
(24,146 posts)i almost always get some when i hit the little cajun place in town for breakfast, fantastic with their homemade strawberryrhubarb jam
GoneOffShore
(17,356 posts)That is all.
kwassa
(23,340 posts)OriginalGeek
(12,132 posts)maybe some sugar and cinnamon on it too.
I need clarification re: "creme"  there's a fluffy, bitter white filling that I hate and there's a silky, sweet, yellow puddinglike filling that I love. That stuff in a fresh donut with a chocolate dip on top is fighting hard for second place.
Bucky
(54,262 posts)also covered in sugar, hollow in the middle, and leaves a bad aftertaste
mrmpa
(4,033 posts)white iced crullers
crullers with jimmies,nuts or coconut
glazed cinnamon
glazed pretzel shaped doughnuts
french doughnuts
iced cake doughnuts
any fruit danish
I work the polls every election day and I order 2 dozen from this bakery for the workers. They are always ready @ 6 a.m. and are still warm
petronius
(26,621 posts)Yeah, and toss in an apple fritter and a cinnamon roll.
And a maple bar. With bacon? Sure, why not  actually, one with and one without...
aint_no_life_nowhere
(21,925 posts)I like those the best.
HopeHoops
(47,675 posts)sadbear
(4,340 posts)CBGLuthier
(12,723 posts)New shop opened by a lovely, older, Vietnamese couple and they make sausage rolls and the dough around them is soft and sweet and everything as it should be.
Otherwise something filled with lemon creme.
HopeHoops
(47,675 posts)ywcachieve
(365 posts)Last edited Mon Oct 15, 2012, 03:15 PM  Edit history (1)
or illegal, they are SO delicious.
HopeHoops
(47,675 posts)ywcachieve
(365 posts)HopeHoops
(47,675 posts)Xyzse
(8,217 posts)I mean, Krispy Kreme glazed is awesome, but if it is in general, Boston Cream gets the edge.
I don't get them much though. Once in a Blue Moon for me.
geardaddy
(24,993 posts)HopeHoops
(47,675 posts)I like a cream cheese Danish, since you mentioned pastry.
We are Devo
(193 posts)benld74
(9,930 posts)IcyPeas
(22,066 posts)barbtries
(28,873 posts)one is on your list, but lemon filled is not.
HopeHoops
(47,675 posts)Lucy Fer
(11 posts)What's the name?
HopeHoops
(47,675 posts)Lucy Fer
(11 posts)Or something
a kennedy
(30,146 posts)and here's the best place for donuts in South Eastern MN. THE BEST PLACE. http://www.yelp.com/biz/bloedowbakerywinona2
HopeHoops
(47,675 posts)cheezmaka
(737 posts)from Duncan Donuts. Krispy Kreme Glaze second...
AsahinaKimi
(20,776 posts)The only place I can find them is either Pier 39 or at the Giants Ball park.
TwilightGardener
(46,416 posts)trof
(54,268 posts)Ambrosia!
HopeHoops
(47,675 posts)Obviously glazed cake is winning, but MAN are DUers passionate about their doughnuts. Shit.
baldguy
(36,649 posts)Only available during Lent, though.