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RANDY'S DOUGHNUTS: 3:30am

Yesterday was the last day of my summer school class (Calc II... a real pain!). Before the final, some friends and I decided that we would celebrate the end of class by going to Randy's Doughnuts (the big doughnut off the 405 in Inglewood) to get some fresh, right out of the oven chocolate and maple bars. These suckers come out at 3:30am, and although I usually don't stay up that late, especially to go eat doughnuts, we wanted to experience what a fresh chocolate bar tastes like... So damn the time!

When we arrived around 3:30am with a gallon of milk in the cooler, we were giddy with delight. We contained ourselves and got a mixed dozen for appitzers. The mixed dozen consisted of honey-wheats, chocalate raised, glazed, and apple crepes, all a few hours old (except for the glazed which was fresh out of the oven) and very, very tastey. They tasted way better than Krispy Kreme, not as cloying with a much better firmness. They were SO good. I have never had doughnuts that great before.

But we came for the main course, and the main course consisted of FRESH maple and chocolate bars. How fresh you ask? So fresh that the chocolate and maple frosting was still liquidy and gooy on the hot bar. They could not have been more than 15 minutes old MAX.

OHHH what a doughnut! Words can't do these things justice! Warm, soft bar with hot, gooey chocolate and maple. Perfect firmness. And the chocolate and maple frosting... so rich yet not overwhelming.

As I ate my hot chocolate bar in the seedy parking light, cup of cold milk in one hand, hot delicious choclate bar in the other, I admired the enormous moonlit doughnut that sits on top of Randy's and though I am the luckest person on earth. If you really want to experience a fresh, amazing doughnut, I highly sugggest toughing it out and going to Randy's at 3:30am. It might be insanely late, but the doughnuts were insanely good!

Oh what a night!

young_chower

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  1. Having OD'd on donuts far too many times, your posting bordering on being pornographic for me. Have you had the sinkers at Primo's, if so, how would you compare Randy's to Primos?

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    1. re: ChinoWayne

      Never been... hmmm... interesting. I think that when you compare doughnuts, they all must be fresh like last night, otherwise you are comparing apples and oranges. One day...

      1. re: young_chower

        Hell, at three or four in the morning you can zip right over from Randy's to Primo's, or vice-versa, they aren't that far apart.

        So now you have your ASSIGNMENT.

      2. re: ChinoWayne

        Ha! "pornographic" indeed.

        I prefer Randy's myself, but Primo's buttermilk bars are divine straight out of the fryer (and the chocolate pretzels aren't too shabby either).

      3. i know this sounds corny, but i actually got emotional reading your post - we really are lucky !! god bless america...now pass me the milk and donuts !!! Randy's a little too far for me ...but donut man is 2 miles away !!! i've decided to wake up early on saturday for a dinut run !!!

        1. Great post, young_chower!

          1. The advantage Krispy Cream has is that they are more freshly made. I live a few blocks from Randys but later in the day they are somewhat stale.

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            1. re: Wes

              NEVER buy a donut after 9:00 A.M., the good ones don't have a shelf life. (I keep telling this to the Mrs. everytime we are out and about in the late afernoon and we cruise by a donut shop and she trys to convince me to stop.)

              NEVER put a Krispy Kreme inside your digestive tract, unless you want to needlessly shorten your life span sucking in some poor excuse for a sugar and fat delivery system. Those calories are better squandered on real donuts, or on pork products!

            2. The chocolate old fashioned is the best of all of them. Crunch on the outside, then sink into the dark chocolate center. To me they are worthy of buying even up to 10 am, but many times are sold out. Talk about spoiling a craving!