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Beach Cities Baked Donuts (Redondo Beach)

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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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  1. 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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    1. re: Nicole

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

    2. 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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      1. re: wienermobile

        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.

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

        1. 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.