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Mar 31, 2012 10:05 AM

DD's Bavarian Cream donut, extinct?

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. 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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    1. re: Dave MP

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

      1. re: Prav

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

        1. re: sallyt

          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. 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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      1. re: Kat

        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.

        1. re: dfan

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

          1. re: Kat

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

      2. 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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        1. re: Dave MP

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

          1. re: Bob Dobalina

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

            1. re: Bob Dobalina

              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!

              1. re: Prav

                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.

                1. re: catsmeow

                  Do you know where in New Hampshire that is catsmeow?

                  1. re: southie_chick

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

                  2. re: catsmeow

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

                    1. re: CookieLee

                      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?

                      1. re: ix9

                        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.

                        1. re: Jenny Ondioline

                          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

                          1. re: ix9

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

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

            2. 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. 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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                1. re: MeffaBabe

                  Interesting. Which Market Baskets have this?

                  1. re: MeffaBabe

                    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.