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How about maple wood smoked bacon?

 

One of the donut makers in my area makes a maple bacon donut. It's maple glaze with bacon bits. It's good.

 

I am Canadian so I am spoiled by good maple syrup and always have it on hand.

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I am Canadian so I am spoiled by good maple syrup and always have it on hand.

A whole different topic, but I'm a Vermonter, so I understand.  I'll cope with the fake stuff in restaurants, should I have a craving for pancakes, but in my house, I only have the real stuff. 

 

Having said that, while I love maple syrup, I'm not a big fan of it in other forms, so maple glazed donuts are kind of "meh" to me.  And I'm with those who don't like their bacon touching their syrup.

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I love to dip bacon in syrup -- the wonderful combination of sweet and salty!  I haven't seen maple bacon doughnuts in my area, although I've seen caramels with bacon and fudge with bacon.  I guess bacon is the trendy thing now.

 

I'm with those who stick with genuine maple syrup.  It's worth the extra expense. (Also, from what I hear, it's healthier than the imitation stuff.)

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Putting this here, 'cause it involves both Krispy Kreme and Dunkin' Donuts -- think of "donut wars." Yesterday I stopped by KK to order a dozen pumpkin cake (they call them "pumpkin spice" donuts with no glaze. My mom's diabetic and I can make a no-sugar glaze for her or just sprinkle her Splenda cinnamon on them, and the donuts freeze well. Anyway, the guy told me they would be ready today at 3:00.

 

Today I walked in at 4:00 and told the guy at the counter I was ready to pick up my order. Long story short, they didn't make pumpkin donuts last night, so my order was never filled. I told the manager (who came out to see why two of the "counter guys" were looking for my order) to cancel the order. Oh, and the guy who had taken my order yesterday told the other guy "I wrote it in the book -- I did what I was supposed to, I don't bake them."

 

I then went down the road a bit to DD, where the guy said it was no problem and he would have them ready in an hour. When I went back to pick them up, he not only had them, but even mentioned that sprinkling cinnamon or allspice on the pumpkin donuts "smells just like Christmas."

 

I know, the DD guy most likely took frozen donuts and stuck them in the oven, and KK might have baked them from scratch, but for customer service, DD wins, hands down.

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I like yeast doughnuts. Never cared for the cake variety.

There is a place here called Daylight Doughnuts and theirs are so good! I like chocolate covered Bavarian Cream ( more like pudding instead of white creme) inside. I've learned through the years that's akin to saying I like Miracle Whip (which I do). So I confess to you dear strangers, give me that and I'm in ectasy.

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I love this one local family own place. They only serve fresh homemade doughnuts. They are the kind of place that sells out every night and has people rushing to make it before they close.

 

My favorite are their chocolate or glazed doughnut rings. They have great cream filled ones but they are like 5 pounds each and a bit much for one person. So maybe if you split one of those.

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Ooooh, mini donuts! I saw TastyKake pumpkin powdered sugar mini donuts the other day, but didn't buy them.

 

Following up on my unglazed pumpkin donut story -- I'm hooked. I may never eat a glazed donut again. Just kidding, but unglazed pumpkin cake donuts topped with a sprinkling of sugar and pumpkin pie spice is soooooooooo good.

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Did anyone here attempt to take part in Krispy Kreme's special today where if you buy a dozen you get a second dozen for .80?  I don't have one nearby, so I didn't try to go, but I saw that our local TV station was posting live video of the traffic jam near one of the local Krispy Kreme places.  Cars were lined up for blocks waiting to get into the parking lot and there were reports of at least one accident.  I like their donuts, but that's crazy!  The last time they had a BOGO deal, I went at lunchtime so I could bring back snacks for afternoon break at work and there were only about three people waiting at the counter.  I waited about 10 minutes, but only because if we waited we could get hot donuts right off the line.  A friend reported on FB that at lunchtime, there was still a line of cars waiting.  

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I don't understand the fascination with Krispy Kreme, but I'm not a donut fanatic.

To the topic question, I like old-fashioned. I prefer original, but I'm happy to eat glazed and maple; chocolate being my least favorite version.

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I don't like glazed or filled donuts, but I'll eat a cinnamon crumb cake. My other favorite is old fashioned; I like 'em dense.

Might as well just have a cupcake, except those aren't fried!

 

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Not very high brow, but I enjoyed some Entenmann's popettes  chocolate frosted donuts last night.  I only had two, but I could have eated the whole box.

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French crullers all the way!

I also enjoyed a simple glazed cronut when DD had it. They later made it chocolate stuffed and i didn't like it...

I like my donuts very lightly sweet. all the fillers bring the sweetness to the point of me almost spitting them out, a lot of icings too.

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4 hours ago, Cherry Bomb said:

My favorite is a Boston Creme doughnut.

YES! Preferably from Kane's (if you're from north of Boston you know what I mean). Or a Buttercrunch.

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53 minutes ago, scriggle said:

YES! Preferably from Kane's (if you're from north of Boston you know what I mean). Or a Buttercrunch.

Never been to Kane's, but if I am ever north of Boston I will definitely look them up.

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19 minutes ago, Cherry Bomb said:

Never been to Kane's, but if I am ever north of Boston I will definitely look them up.

They're in Saugus.Well worth stopping by if you're in the area.

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On 7/15/2017 at 5:19 PM, vavera4ka said:

French crullers all the way!

I also enjoyed a simple glazed cronut when DD had it. They later made it chocolate stuffed and i didn't like it...

I like my donuts very lightly sweet. all the fillers bring the sweetness to the point of me almost spitting them out, a lot of icings too.

DD's simple glazed cronut for me. 

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I can't believe no one mentioned Tim Hortons donuts, admittedly it's a Canadian franchise but I do believe they are already popping up in some states! 

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1 hour ago, Lyanna19 said:

I can't believe no one mentioned Tim Hortons donuts, admittedly it's a Canadian franchise but I do believe they are already popping up in some states! 

I think their donuts are awful.

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T.Ho's donuts are mass produced in a factory, flash frozen, and shipped across the country.  They are an abomination.  And don't get me started on the swill they call coffee.   

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I'm not a big donut fan but I do like their bagels, also if pressed I Will take their honey cruller, the coffee wasn't hot but since they've started a dark roast line it's tolerable,

But I do know lots of ppl who love their Timmy's. We don't have a Krispy Kreme in my town so I can't compare. Also Robin's donuts is nothing to write home about.

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Joining in the chorus, not impressed with Tim Horton's.  If you blindfolded me and fed me one of their donuts, it would taste like Dunkin or Krispy Kreme to me.  

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Canadians have a strange addiction to the coffee (I swear there is nicotine in it).  They walk around with a cup attached to their hand as if it had a nipple. I think it tastes like battery acid, and would rather have a caffeine withdrawal headache than drink it.   And their bagels, like their donuts, are mass produced and frozen.   Have you ever tried one without toasting it and slathering on cream cheese to hide the taste?

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Tim Horton's has somehow convinced Canadians that it part of the Canadian culture and the nostalgia factor is strong when in reality it's a bad Canadian business that's not even Canadian owned anymore. Back in the 80s and 90s, they made things in house including the donuts and they were decent. Nowadays, everything is frozen and defrosted in store. Tim Horton's changed their coffee supplier in the last 5 years and went cheaper. I believe McDonald's McCafe bought the supplier now and people who prefer the original TH coffee go there.

The chain is a staple in many Canadian small towns, but the cheap prices come at a cost.

I do not like the chain and it has bad coffee, food, and business practices especially in terms of labour.

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Plus the litter, and the environmental impact of all the cars idling at the drive thru (and blocking traffic).

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My dad loves McDonald's coffee, says it beats Tim Hortons by a mile, not so sure that what you're saying about TH is all true but not gonna argue, I do remember years ago I did like the donuts allot more than I do now, but I don't eat that many carbs anyhow so....

10 hours ago, Quof said:

Canadians have a strange addiction to the coffee (I swear there is nicotine in it).  They walk around with a cup attached to their hand as if it had a nipple. I think it tastes like battery acid, and would rather have a caffeine withdrawal headache than drink it.   And their bagels, like their donuts, are mass produced and frozen.   Have you ever tried one without toasting it and slathering on cream cheese to hide the taste?

I always get my bagel toasted and t prefer butter over cream cheese. I also think the great Canadian bagel is better, but all of these places don't make bagels as they should be made, all they do is mix them and bake them. The original and true bagel is boiled ( not steamed) and then baked, the first thing I'm gonna do when I ever get to New York, is look up the original boiled bagel. ?

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A true bagel should not be toasted, it should be warm and fresh from the oven so the cream cheese begins to melt into it.  Made fresh all day long in a New York bagel bakery, or, barring that, in Montreal.  My favourite bagel shop in NYC doesn't have a toaster.   

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They are doing wonderful things with donuts these days. I have cut way down on sugar (carbs) so I have to limit and time eating them. Like not this month so much as for Thanksgiving I've had the lemon cheese pie with whipped cream. But I am determined to get:

The donut burger from the down the street

The donut ice cream from the same place

a cream cheese–filled, caramel-dripped, fritter doughnut with coconut bacon and cayenne from Donut Friend

Blueberry bourbon from Bluestar

Country ham and egg from Sidecar

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11 hours ago, Quof said:

A true bagel should not be toasted, it should be warm and fresh from the oven so the cream cheese begins to melt into it.  Made fresh all day long in a New York bagel bakery, or, barring that, in Montreal.  My favourite bagel shop in NYC doesn't have a toaster.   

I used to get them like that in a shop in Suffern, NY. It was, and still is, a great shop that somehow did enough business to frequently have something right out of the oven when I would walk in there. (I've got a full blown Homer Simpson Mmm... bagels going on in my head right now.)

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I was told bagels should be grilled, never toasted. If they're getting stale, I nuke 'em in a damp paper towel for a few seconds.

As for doughnuts, it's been ages since I've had one because Dunkin' Donuts is all about the coffee discounts/deals/coupons and never the doughnut deals. No wonder they're dropping Donuts from their name in some locations. Boo.

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I was killing time in a waiting room yesterday and was reading a magazine that had a recipe for Hanukkah Sufganiyot.  Not interested in adding jelly to them, but they sounded wonderful.

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