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DD's Bavarian Cream donut, extinct?

Stepovich Mar 31, 2012 10:05 AM

Okay, the Boston Cream has its merits, but some of us prefer our Bavarian cream without the waxy chocolate frosting on one side.
Really, it's the same cream on the inside with the difference coming in the chocolate frosting (Bostom Creme) and powdered sugar dusting (Bavarian Creme).

Having said this, I'm sorry to say that, after an exhausting local search, I can't find a Bavarian cream at any of the [thousands!] of local D-Donut franchises.
Are they gone?
No, not according the the DD website.
Perhaps just in the Boston area?

For those of you who actually care...has anyone found a Bavarian Cream donut recently?
Tell me you have and help mend my broken heart...

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  1. Dave MP RE: Stepovich Apr 2, 2012 01:12 PM

    When's the last time you saw them? I can't remember exact dates, but I think I had one in the past 6 months...most likely at the Newton Highlands or Jamaica Plain (Centre Street near the monument) Dunkin Donuts. Might be worthwhile to just call a big branch near you and ask!

    Dave MP

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      Prav RE: Dave MP Apr 20, 2012 07:44 AM

      Confirmed sighting at the Newton Highlands DD (Route 9 eastbound, next to the best CVS in the world).

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        sallyt RE: Prav Apr 20, 2012 01:18 PM

        Good to know! What's special about that CVS?

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          Prav RE: sallyt Apr 20, 2012 01:24 PM

          It's huge, extremely clean, open till 11, and the pharmacy and regular staff are excellent. Very friendly, helpful folks, and will call up a back-up cashier to relieve even a small line of customers. I used to live across the street from it, and frequently miss it now that I live in the city near a cramped, rude CVS.

          To keep it "chow focused", the restaurant next to it, Green Tea, has pretty good dim sum a-la-carte, on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. :)

    2. Kat RE: Stepovich Apr 3, 2012 10:06 AM

      I feel your pain; my secret junk food addiction used to be the DD chocolate donut rolled in coconut flakes. Omg, yum! Sadly, I haven't seen them in any DD in my area for at least a year.

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        dfan RE: Kat Apr 10, 2012 12:30 PM

        The chocolate coconut is my favorite Dunkin Donut donut as well. I lost track of them for ten years or so, but the Central Square location brought them back within the last year. It's the only thing I get there now.

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          Kat RE: dfan Apr 10, 2012 07:30 PM

          Omg, I will need to find that DD the next time I am in Central Square. thank u for the info!

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            dfan RE: Kat Apr 12, 2012 02:48 PM

            616 Mass Ave, just half a block towards MIT from the T stop. Enjoy!

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              Kat RE: dfan Apr 15, 2012 06:53 PM


      2. Dave MP RE: Stepovich Apr 3, 2012 10:28 AM

        I just spoke on the phone with someone at the South Weymouth Dunkin Donuts (at 755 Main St in Weymouth). This is one of the branches of Dunkin Donuts that still makes their own donuts in house. The woman I spoke to informed me that they do still make Bavarian Kreme donuts...and they also make Bavarian Kreme munchkins!

        She also said that because Dunkin Donuts stores are franchises, individual owners choose which donuts they carry, so this might explain why it's a less common donut these days. A lot of stores aren't carrying them.

        I've never been to the Weymouth branch I called, but it sounds like it could be worth a visit.

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          Bob Dobalina RE: Dave MP Apr 3, 2012 12:00 PM

          Would be very interested to find out which DD outlets make their donuts in house. Once upon a time, DD made good donuts!

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            Dave MP RE: Bob Dobalina Apr 3, 2012 12:07 PM

            I think very few....but South Weymouth is one of them

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              Prav RE: Bob Dobalina Apr 3, 2012 12:43 PM

              Was just googling this exact same question. Sadly, I can only find an old Boston globe article about the Weymouth location, that has a sentence saying "It is one of the only three dozen locations in the northeast that makes its own donuts", or something to that effect.

              I hope someone can provide a list!

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                catsmeow RE: Prav Apr 3, 2012 01:35 PM

                I thought the Weymouth one and one in New Hampshire were the only 2 left. I've been to Weymouth and it brings you back to what DD use to be. A BiG difference between their donuts and all of the other DDs. Weymouth would probably know where/ if there are others in MA still making their own. I remember hearing how the corporate offices had given Weymouth a hard time and Weymouth insisted on making their own.

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                  southie_chick RE: catsmeow Apr 5, 2012 07:07 PM

                  Do you know where in New Hampshire that is catsmeow?

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                    catsmeow RE: southie_chick Apr 6, 2012 03:19 PM

                    I don't remember but will see if I can dig it up online.

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                    CookieLee RE: catsmeow Apr 6, 2012 05:47 AM

                    I thought the one in Quincy on the Southern Artery still made them in house. This is the site of the original DD.

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                      ix9 RE: CookieLee Apr 12, 2012 07:05 PM

                      there is a donut shop in Quincy Center, nestled on hancock street with a name like 'Coffee & Donuts'. the few things i tried were as good as Twin Donut in Allston/brighton. at Twin, ive seen them loading donuts into minivans at 5am. i wonder where they take them?

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                        Jenny Ondioline RE: ix9 Apr 13, 2012 09:38 AM

                        Hopefully to the dump. As a doughnut fan and a proud Allstonian, I so want Twin Donuts to be good, but unfortunately, their doughnuts just suck. I'd get doughnuts from a supermarket before I'd get them from Twin Donuts, and supermarket doughnuts are inedible.

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                          ix9 RE: Jenny Ondioline Apr 13, 2012 11:29 PM

                          well stated. i've only ever been there at 5:30am, 3+ years ago, and only ordered the 'butternut'. which was a perfectly crispy and generous nutty rind of coconut and a slightly sweet warm cake interior. a pretty good deal for 80 cents. although the 90 cent pork buns down the street are a close 2nd, with as much filling as a chipotle burrito costing 7x as much, and without being stewed to a stringy mess but to a perfect 'al dente' retaining just enough of that pork-belly fat.

                          still got to get to the North Shore - common wisdom says they have the best donuts

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                            Prav RE: ix9 Apr 13, 2012 11:31 PM

                            which place are you talking about that has pork buns down the street?

                            (damn, it's 2:40am and now i want pork buns.)

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              EmmaFrances RE: Stepovich Apr 5, 2012 07:14 AM

              I think I saw the Bavarian Cream at the DD on Bow Street (next to Grafton) in Harvard Square this morning. There wasn't a sign to confirm, but it looked like what you described (powdered sugar). I was tempted to get one!

              1. MeffaBabe RE: Stepovich Apr 9, 2012 01:21 PM

                Forget the DD Barvarian Cream and try the ones in the remodeled Market Baskets that have the coffee shops... HUGE Puffs airy donuts and the Barvarian Cream is to die for! .79 each but worth each luscious bite... they are huge sized.... get there early not always found later in day.

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                  Dave MP RE: MeffaBabe Apr 9, 2012 01:40 PM

                  Interesting. Which Market Baskets have this?

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                    bear RE: MeffaBabe Apr 9, 2012 02:06 PM

                    Good to hear. The donuts always look great and seem fresh, but I haven't wanted to risk the calories.
                    Dave, both the new Chelsea and Burlington MB's have donuts and decent looking in-house bakery sections. I'm not sure about any other locations.

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                    Ladycale RE: Stepovich Apr 10, 2012 06:56 AM

                    Well, after reading this thread I had a craving for a Bavarian Cream donut. The DD off of I95 exit 42 in Wakefield had Bavarian Cream donuts this morning.

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                      NEChef RE: Ladycale Apr 11, 2012 08:10 AM

                      Mmm.... in my experience in addition to the powdered sugar on the outside, these also have a "plug" of a frosting sort of substance piped into the hole where the cream filling entered.

                      It seems that DD is carrying more and more seasonal items and that may be squeezing out old favorites. I guess the local stores also know their markets. While not DD, I was recently in a Tim Horton's in Maine and I asked for a sour cream donut (my FAVORITE.) I was informed they no longer carried them. I was told that people would order the donut about once a week so they got rid of them. Perhaps that's the same with the Bavarian Creme in some areas.

                      Just a general complaint about DD these days... because so many of them do NOT make their own donuts, many have a tendency to run out of donuts! I mean seriously, I show up at 8 pm wanting a coffee and a donut, and they tell me they have NO donuts?

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                        blink617 RE: NEChef Apr 12, 2012 01:02 PM

                        I had a not-as-good-as-Tim-Hortons-but-close sour cream donut at one of the Dunkin Donuts in Brighton about two weeks ago (the DD that used to have the really retro sign, I forget what street it's on).

                        I had never before seen a sour cream donut at DD, so I had to buy one. But then Passover started, so I haven't had a chance to investigate whether there were other DDs selling sour cream donuts.

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                          kimfair1 RE: blink617 Apr 12, 2012 01:10 PM

                          That DD is on the corner of Market St and North Beacon St. It was the second ever DD which is why it had that great sign until recently.

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                            Kat RE: kimfair1 Apr 15, 2012 06:55 PM

                            What happened to the sign? is it gone? I loved that sign, but I haven't drive by there recently. :(

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                              Jenny Ondioline RE: Kat Apr 16, 2012 08:27 AM

                              The sign has been gone for months, but the entire original building is gone now: they tore it down and completely rebuilt it very recently. I miss the sign, but the old building was quite literally falling apart, so this is no bad thing.

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                      y2000k RE: Stepovich Apr 18, 2012 01:34 PM

                      Was at the DD at Theatre District (corner of Tremont & Boylston; next to Emerson College) last night, and they had a healthy supply of Bavarian Cream. I never pay attention to Bavarian Cream until this thread, so I don't know if it's something this DD usually carry or not.

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