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Jan 4, 2008 08:11 AM

Anyone have any info on the donut shop at Brier Creek (raleigh, nc)...its called something Fig.

It has a really odd name for a donut shop. I've only heard 1 person who has been there and they weren't all that positive. Anyone else have any thoughts?

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  1. It's called the Fractured Prune. It's really good. My boss brought us 4 dozen donuts of all different flavors. They were really good. They actually do a bacon-egg-cheese breakfast sandwich on a donut. I haven't tried it yet. The donuts are all made fresh to order, I think, and you can get any glaze you want. Some of flavors are a bit "out there" but I'd definitely recommend the place.

    I am assuming we're talking about the same place, I think it's near a mexican restaurant. I know Briar Creek is huge, but how many donut shops can there be?

    Here's their site:

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    1. re: eightlegeddj

      thanks for the review. Fractured Prune. what a weird name for a donut shop.

      1. re: toolprincess

        Their website explains the name - but it is still a very weird name even after you have read the story.

    2. Interesting concept, mediocre execution, and incredibly overpriced. At close to $2 apiece, I expected a little more than something smaller than your average Krispy Kreme. I've visited twice and don't have any plans to return.

      1. Yes. As another member has said, it's called Fractured Prune. The name's really unattractive.

        Anyway, about the doughnuts. A former coworker lives near there and bought a huge selection to work towards the end of last year. The doughnuts are smaller than Krispy Kreme but are in that style. i.e. very sweet IMHO. I guess that's partly because all the doughnuts in the box were covered in frostings and/or sprinkles.

        A bit of a sugar overload for me but there's probably people who like that kind of thing. I can't comment on price because I didn't buy them.

        I prefer filled doughnuts myself, especially custard filled (British style).

        1. I've only had them at work. They're very cake-like. Not as light and fluffy as Krispy Kreme. (I only ever eat the original glazed.)

          1. If you've just had the donut when someone brought them to work, you're really missing out. The great thing about them is they're made to order. They fry them up right when you order them and you can choose from a long list of glazes, sugars, and toppings. You can have as much or as little as you like. My favorite is just strawberry glaze when the donut is still warm and gooey. Still, they are incredibly sweet and not in the least bit healthy for you so I treat myself maybe once every other month.

            Note that I haven't been to the one in Raleigh, but one in Concord, NC.

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            1. re: concordcourtney

              The one in Concord must be different than the one here, because they nuked mine to heat it both times I visited.