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Mar 8, 2008 08:11 AM

Donut Man, at last!

As I'd planned for the past week, I left Sherman Oaks this morning at 6 A.M., for my first visit to the Donut Man in Glendora. I do more than my share of unusual exploring when it comes to anything cooking, or dining related. Many more misses than hits. This morning was a definite hit. The whole trip took an hour and 15 minutes, and by 7:30, we were back at home, enjoying a "dinner plate" sized donut breakfast. Donut Man's Strawberry donut was off the charts ummmazing. I've heard about their strawberry donuts, but not about how they looked in appearance. They are fairly huge, and it's definitely not a donut that is plopped into a bag. Donut Man must go through a ton of boxes for packaging. A round raised "no hole" glazed donut, is horizontally sliced, opened wide and absolutely stuffed with delicious strawberries covered in a juicy sweet glaze. Definitely a donut made for a fork. Bites of the juicy glazed strawberries with the soft donut, and the hardened glazed on top was just delicious---flavor wise and texture wise. We also shared two other donuts. A foot long "Tigertail" that was a twisted donut of regular glaze and chocolate dough, and also a simple round raised donut with a maple glaze. These donuts were also enjoyable, but not in the "revelation" sense of the fruit filled monsters that they make. However---for those who have the room in their tummies to turn a trip to Donut Man into a true buffet, there were other donuts that did have that "revelation" look to them. I can't vouch for them, but I saw an apple filled bear claw, covered in a white glaze and covered with chopped peanuts, that looked excellent. Also a round raised blueberry stuffed donut covered in chocolate---also a round raised donut with swirls of cream cheese frosting and drizzles of jam on top, etc. etc. etc. I think you get the picture!

Cheers hounds, and have a great weekend.


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  1. OMG Jeff! I'm on YUMMMM overload. I couldn't have described it better.

    Thank you so much for thinking of me!

    Just in case you don't get the picture!

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    1. re: mar52

      Thanks for having the restraint to snap a pic, before devouring the donut. It's fun to look at the pic and relive the experience, as I don't think that I will do this type of donut run all that often----but don't quote me on that! I'm definitely returning.

      1. re: JeffW

        It's all gone now.

        It was wonderful.

        1. re: mar52

          You guys are making me hungry.

          1. re: onebite

            blueberry ?!?! geez....i haven't had that one !!! i'm goin' tonite ....then again...a tiger tail sounds good too ( surprisingly, they didn't have any last time i was there ! )

            1. re: kjs

              Wow, living in the vicinity of Donut Man could be dangerous! Enjoy though.

    2. The peaches come around July... Probably not the revelation that the strawberries are for most, but worthy of an honorable mention just the same...

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      1. re: bulavinaka

        Thanks for the info on the peaches. Typically what time line is strawberry donut season?

        1. re: JeffW

          wow, thanks for the photo.. never seen one before..

          Donut Man
          915 E Rte 66, Glendora, CA 91740

      2. My favorites are the cinnamon roll stuffed with apples and raisins, the old-fashioned (in several flavors), and the light and airy French crullers. The apple fritters are very good, also, but too large and heavy for my taste. Split one for three or four people as dessert to your donut meal.

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          1. I am so hungry at this point, in the words of Homer Simpson arrgh......

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            1. re: b0ardkn0t

              Go satisfy that itch!

              Bon appetit.

              1. re: JeffW

                I will today.
                I'm in Glendora most of the day.