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Jul 7, 2010 10:33 AM

Stan's Donuts: good & bad new

Good news: they're making donut holes now, and they're terrific - light, fluffly, and fairly big, as holes go.

Bad news: today's batch of the famous glazed donuts were a bit soggy in the middle, like they weren't cooked long enough. I've been buying these for almost 16 yrs, and they've never been this bad.

Stan's Donut
2628 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA

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  1. Uh oh... I hope today's batch was an anomaly.

    Are the donut holes cake or raised?

    3 Replies
    1. re: daveena

      Raised - it looks like they're finally cooking the holes from their famous raised glazed. I have to buy more for the office on Friday, and will let you know if the soggy ones were an anomaly - the guys at the office snarfed them down anyway.

      1. re: daveena

        The raised glazed weren't soggy today, thank goodness. Also found out that donut holes only available on Wednesdays.

        1. re: Claudette

          Hmm, maybe a correlation between donut hole availability and the sogginess issue? Seems you may need do do another Wednesday sample to check. Thanks for your ongoing research!


      2. I am becoming more and more intrigued with this place. So, Wednesdays are the day to go? I'm a city-bound girl and will consider checking out a ZipCar for a good doughnut excursion...

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        1. re: CarrieWas218

          Carrie - Stan's donuts are famous only for the raised glazed, so don't rent a car just for those unless you really really like that kind (they are best of breed). If you're driving anyway,
          Psycho Donuts in Campbell makes big, fluffy, unusual, delicious ones that are not as sweet as they look.

          Psycho Donuts
          2006 Winchester Blvd, Campbell, CA 95008

          1. re: Claudette

            I *am* planning a trip to Psycho; it has been on my radar for some time and will either engage a friend to go on an excursion or check out a ZipCar for the event. Any thoughts on places in between the City and Campbell that would be worthy of a stop for a good doughnut?

            1. re: CarrieWas218

              The Donut Wheel on DeAnza near Stevens Creek in Cupertino is a local institution. In operation over 40 years.

              Donut Wheel
              10250 N De Anza Blvd, Cupertino, CA