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Beach Cities Baked Donuts (Redondo Beach)

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HastaLaPasta Aug 23, 2010 09:47 AM

Have driven by this place on PCH in Redondo Beach and am wondering if its any good? I think its fairly new? I wouldn't say that a baked donut sounds all that healthy, but ought to be at least not quite as bad as a fried one. And since I'm often in this area, am wondering if its worth a try when the donut craving strikes? Anyone been?

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    concha Aug 24, 2010 11:11 AM

    It isn't very donut-y -- more like a dense and dry cake shaped like a donut. It will dry out your mouth unless you have it with their syrup. The flavor is not bad, but they're expensive and very small. They are supposedly low-fat, and maybe that's why it's so dry. But I would rather have a real donut at my favorite shop; I doubt the nutritional damage from the sugar and refined flour is much different between them.

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      aizan Aug 24, 2010 10:54 AM

      kind of bland. empty carbs are empty carbs, and deep frying isn't the end of the world if it's done right.

      1. wienermobile Aug 23, 2010 04:20 PM

        Here is a link to an article about them. Their donuts are cooked in a waffle type machine with flavors from Japan like Golden Soy (Kinako) and Green Tea.
        http://foodlibrarian.blogspot.com/200...

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          HastaLaPasta Aug 24, 2010 10:22 AM

          Cool, thanks for the link to the article. Sounds interesting but not quite what I was expecting. Will probably give them a go the next time I'm in the area in a week or two, if only for the unusual flavors and not necessarily the "health" factor.

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          Nicole Aug 23, 2010 02:11 PM

          I went once and tried most of their flavors. Donuts were a bit dry, nothing to write home about. I'd rather have cake than their baked donuts.

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            OC Mutt Aug 23, 2010 04:05 PM

            do they tout them as lower fat or low-fat? Any nutritional info or claims?

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