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Feb 4, 2007 07:30 PM

Donut Man-Am I Missing Something?

Since I've read so many great things about Donut Man we decided to take advantage
of the light SuperBowl traffic and make the drive out to Glendora today.

We didn't ask what was fresh, we just ordered the kind of donuts we like and here's
how it went:
Buttermilk - kind of rubbery and not very good
Raised Cinnamon Crumb - also, not very good - threw out 2nd half
Maple Bar - again, not very good
Raspberry filled - waaaaay too much filling, had to squeeze out 95% of it. also, not great
Chocolate Bar - the best of the group

Is part of the appeal that the donuts are so large? I'd rather have a small doughnut
with great flavor and the right texture anyday.

I have to say that the little hole in the wall place we happened upon in Montrose
last month blows Donut Man away. But, of course, that's just my opinion.

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  1. The obsession with Donut Man hinges a lot on their seasonal donuts, ie the strawberry donut in the spring and the peach donuts in the summer. There are other donuts that I like at Donut Man, especially the apple fritter, but the seasonals are their pieces de resistance.

    1. Please tell us the hole in the wall place in Montrose.....

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      1. re: Kitchen Queen

        I actually don't know the name but it's on Verdugo at the west end of the Vons
        shopping center.
        I'd be curious to know what others think of their doughnuts.
        We've actually gotten there right at closing time and the doughnuts were still
        delicious. My favorites are the crumb twist and apple fritter. I will confess that
        the buttermilk is not good, so stay away from that one.

      2. Like so many of the places mentioned on this board, it looks like Donut Man has fallen prey to Chowound-itis ... where reality can NEVER meet the glowing expectations created by fellow chowounds ...

          1. The raves on the board have always been for the seasonal donuts (strawberry and peach)...

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            1. re: JudiAU

              And the Apple! YUM!! I also like their buttermilk bars/buns... And personally I DO enjoyed that their jelly donuts are CHOCK full of Jelly...

              But yes, always ask what is the freshest... then eat right away... YUM!!