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Good Bagels But Worst Donut Ever: Overfried, Greasy, Dry, Leaden Cider 'Donuts' at Feldman's Bagels, Burlington VT.

opinionatedchef Sep 30, 2013 08:39 PM

What a bummer. After getting all psyched by their myriad fun looking donut photos and their inventive bagel spreads, we went today, Monday, and picked up bagels for tomorrow and 2 donuts for today.
Well, either they had an emergency and had to leave the donut prep and cooking to a moron, or they have NO idea what they are doing. OMG. Flat, lifeless, fried at way too low a temp so they absorbed oil like crazy, dried out, and did i mention greasy and leaden? Are they usually like this? Say it ain't so, Joe.....

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  1. Morganna RE: opinionatedchef Oct 1, 2013 02:22 PM

    I'm never up in the area on Mondays, so I can't say. I am surprised, though. Huh.

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      opinionatedchef RE: Morganna Oct 1, 2013 08:23 PM

      Totally OPPosite experience today, light tender moist cider donut at the Cider Mill south of Stowe.

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        Morganna RE: opinionatedchef Oct 2, 2013 09:52 AM

        That would be Cold Hollow Cider Mill in Waterbury Center, and their donuts are WONDERFUL. :) Glad you liked them. Did you get some cider, too?

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          opinionatedchef RE: Morganna Oct 2, 2013 04:29 PM

          yes, we picked up both donuts and cider on our way home today. I said to My Love that I didn't think you could buy ANY food item for 50 cents anymore!

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      bobbert RE: opinionatedchef Oct 2, 2013 05:23 PM

      Hey chef,
      Not really for this thread but I see from others that you're heading back to Maine soon and I wonder if you've tried the Holy Donut in Portland. If so, what do you think? If not, try it and let us know. I'm interested in your opinion. Didn't realize you were such a donut hound.

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        opinionatedchef RE: bobbert Oct 2, 2013 06:58 PM

        hey there,bb! i confess to having become intrigued! that spot , the HD is a Brunswick friend's fav and we missed them last visit, so they're on the list for the next visit! you love them? anybody doing old fashioned cake donuts up there? are you interested to see how the upcoming WF cronuts turn out?

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          kimfair1 RE: opinionatedchef Oct 3, 2013 10:48 AM

          Holy Donut was great. The donuts are cake style, but they use potato flour. The bacon/cheddar (like a filled donut but filled with melty cheddar and bacon), the chocolate/sea salt, and the Maine blueberry were our favorites. I also like how they make ice cubes from coffee for their iced coffee. The local Tony's donuts in Portland are also quite good.

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            sultanaboudreau RE: kimfair1 Oct 3, 2013 11:43 AM

            Potatoes/sweet potatoes depending on the flavor at the Holy Donut in Portland, not potato flour. They have such a great texture!

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              opinionatedchef RE: kimfair1 Oct 3, 2013 01:54 PM

              what, and none for MEEEE?????!!
              sounds fantastic, and I alrdy know how estimable are your taste buds!

        2. Morganna RE: opinionatedchef Oct 5, 2013 06:29 AM

          I sorta wish you hadn't made the title of this what it is, because if they improve, people are still only going to see the title of this post when they're reading the board. They may not even bother to read the thread. Ooooh well.

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            opinionatedchef RE: Morganna Oct 5, 2013 09:52 AM

            good thinking, m. i wrote and asked the mods;you may want to as well.

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              Morganna RE: opinionatedchef Oct 6, 2013 06:22 AM

              *laugh* Cool! Didn't even occur to me you could do that.

              Did you get a chance to taste the matzo ball soup while you were there?

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                opinionatedchef RE: Morganna Oct 6, 2013 11:16 AM

                no,not for me!

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