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Donut Plant - 2 donuts, 1 chance

OC Mutt Aug 2, 2009 03:22 AM

Visiting the Donut Plant, and I've only got one shot. If you could only pick 2 donuts, which two would they be? First time there, heard about it for years, won't get another chance for many months.

I'm thinking Coconut Creme, and Tres Leches. Your two?

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    ganache123 Aug 2, 2009 04:45 AM

    I like the myer lemon ones the best.

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      CornflakeGirl Aug 2, 2009 06:30 AM

      Do they offer the CC everyday?

      The Tres Leches is great. I had the Bluebery a couple of times recently and really enjoyed it. They'd also made Lavender but were already sold out of the yeast variety. I wanted the Meyer Lemon but they weren't offering them either day I visited.

      Are you going alone? I'd probably do one cake and one yeast.

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        marlie202 Aug 2, 2009 07:45 AM

        Chocolate blackout one.

      2. Slob Aug 2, 2009 07:51 AM

        Peanut butter & jelly and tres leches.

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          HowfreshEats Aug 2, 2009 09:33 AM

          The Blackout is a necessity. A must have. I usually don't mess with the yeast donuts, but the coconut cream is pretty good. I haven't had a bad cake donut. Most recently the chocolate covered banana was worth getting several. If they have raspberry or strawberry glazed cake I would go for that. Tres leches is cool but sweet overload- too much for me. The lavender was worth a try but if you have 1 shot choose something else.

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            OC Mutt Aug 2, 2009 09:40 AM

            Can someone please explain what a Chocolate Blackout is? Particularly if it has dark chocolate (which I do not care for) in it?

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              kathryn Aug 2, 2009 10:15 AM

              http://www.flickr.com/photos/nycblondieandbrownie/3008993679/
              http://www.hamburgercalculus.com/blog...

              Valrhona chocolate cake doughnut with Valrhona chocolate cream filling and Valrhona chocolate glaze and chocolate crumbs on top.

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                OC Mutt Aug 2, 2009 02:26 PM

                AWESOME photos - thanks a lot! A picture is worth 1000 words, and about twice as many calories..... :-)

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                  itryalot Aug 4, 2009 02:11 PM

                  Food porn at its best.

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                    CornflakeGirl Aug 4, 2009 05:40 PM

                    TFS! I feel another DP visit coming on!

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                    addictedtolunch Aug 2, 2009 10:21 AM

                    It is sweetened chocolate cake firm enough to support the doughnut form and handling, filled with rich and deep (but not dark) chocolate cream. Sounds treacly, I know, but it actually has a sophisticated taste here.

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                Kate_N Aug 4, 2009 01:30 PM

                The Creme Brulee donut is amazing but TINY - I could have eaten three of them.

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                  CornflakeGirl Aug 4, 2009 05:36 PM

                  It is delicious! But I feel like it's getting smaller and smaller!

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                  steakrules85 Aug 4, 2009 01:37 PM

                  I went today and sample the following... Blackout, Tres Leches, Banana Pecan, and Peanut butter with blueberry jelly.

                  The blackout and Tres Leches really stood out.. they were great and nott oo heavy.

                  Banana Pecan was actually given to me by accident, however the guy behind the counter let me keep it! Just took a nibble and saved the rest for later but it was really good.

                  And finally, the peanut butter glaze with blueberry jelly was also really fantastic.

                  I took home the coconut cream, blueberry cake, valrhona to go to try for another day and will let you know how they are also.

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                    mikemaple Aug 4, 2009 01:45 PM

                    Nothing. Don't get anything. Go somewhere else. These doughnuts suck and are the most overrated things I've ever eaten.

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                      juxcallmebob Aug 4, 2009 07:43 PM

                      If you are only going to get two.....IMO you have to go with the tres leches and the creme brulee. You will not be disappointed.

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