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Aug 28, 2006 08:27 PM

Fractured Prune Donuts? How Good are they REALLY?

so, I've heard about them. Then, in this month's Southern Living magazine, there is a two page article about the Fractured Prune Donut Shop in Ocean City. So, that lead me to their website where I found they are franchising now and have locations coming to Dupont Circle and Arlington. So, the question is - are they as good as they look and sound? I can't imagine they wouldn't be. What are the best ones?

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  1. The Fractured Prune donuts are known because they come out piping-hot fresh and they are best eaten that way. (At room temperature they are nothing spectacular in my opinion)I love the OC Sands (honey glaze, with cinnamon/sugar) and French toast (maple glaze,c/s), which are amazing! (They taste like funnel cake.) But I do NOT like the banana glaze at all or the other fruity glazes.

    Hope that helps!

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    1. re: Dolce

      I don't like the fruity stuff either, but my kids do. You can do some really goofy combos, and it just totally depends on your taste. My husband likes ones with the banana glaze and chocolate chips, and peanut butter glaze and choco chips. He likes stuff with Oreos too (like banana with oreos). I like the orange glaze with coconut sometimes but for the most part I go for the honey glaze with cinnamon sugar. Yum!

    2. I agree, warm is best, and I am not at all a donut lover. My definite pick is the "OC Sands".

      1. I am a donut lover, and I think that fractured prune donuts are out of this world. Warm is great, warm with fresh coffee nearly perfect. Seeing how they work as a franchise will be very interesting. Try at least one of the fruity ones, raspberry is very, very good-- I must concur though, the OC sands donut is simply divine!

        1. Not to be disagreeable, but I think (based on experience with the Rehoboth DE location) that their donuts are not so good. Maybe I'm weird in that I prefer some subtlety in my donuts, but there is no subtlety whatsoever in a fractured prune. Sugar sugar sugar sugar sugar, lemon (or whatever other) flavoring x10, all just too much -- unless of course you are looking for an over-the-top experience. Give me a Krispy Kreme any day.

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          1. re: sheldman

            With all due respect, Krispy Kreme is a different kind of a donut that those made by the Fractured Prune. Personally, I like them both, but I'm easy when it comes to donuts.

            1. re: sheldman

              I concur. Had FPs a couple times, cloyingly sweet and leave a definite lingering sludgy feel on the palate.

              I'm a fool for Shopper Food Warehouses store made yeast doughnuts. Sweet exterior glaze, tangy yeasty crumb. Subtle man, subtle.

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