Showing posts with label donuts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label donuts. Show all posts

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Snack time at Dunkin Donuts

The wife and I decided to have merienda while waiting for our dog being groomed at the shop beside our vet. Our search for a place to have a snack at led us to a Dunkin Donuts among a bunch of restaurants along Marcos Highway. Dunkin Donuts serves good coffee and the wife wanted to have a cup to go with a donut (we are at a donut shop after all). While looking at the donuts on display, I spotted their sandwich selections and we ended up getting a couple of tuna sandwiches on ciabatta bread.

The branch was made up for Valentine's Day and they had some promos for boxes of donuts

Our sort of a Valentine's date with tuna melt sandwiches, a donut each, coffee for the wife and hot chocolate for me.
The donuts, coffee and chocolate was as expected and satisfying. We were actually surprised that the sandwiches were good. It was a good heavy merienda for us and we had fun talking about how we didn't go on actual Valentine's dates since we got together. It was February the 13th and so we continued with our streak of not dating on the 14th.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Wild Flour Croughnuts

I couldn't write about Wild Flour and not mention what a lot of people came there for. While the items on their menu are really good. There's one item that people specifically desired and not just one at a time but a lot - croughnuts. There was a craze for a combination croissant and doughnut that Wild Flour became well known for. It's probably because their version was and is perceived as the best. They did start the craze which influenced others to follow suit and offer their own versions of the croughnut. In fact, their croughnuts were so popular that the supply at their BGC branch is depleted even before lunch time. And they had to impose a quota so people won't just buy a lot and leave others unable to get even one croughnut.

One cannot say he or she has tasted a croughnut until he or she has eaten The Croughnut from Wild Flour. And I can say this as I tasted the croughnuts of the competition before I had tasted Wild Flour's. It is the real deal and something that you would probably go back and line up for. The difference, I think, lies in the dough. It's not the consistency of a croissant nor a donut. It's not flaky (like your typical croissant) or soft (like your regular donuts). And the fillings and toppings are excellently fused into the pastry so each bite is a guaranteed treat.

Dulce de leche
I've been informed that nowadays there are no more limits to the number of croughnuts you can order or purchase at a time from Wild Flour. Perhaps the demand has waned? I'm sure that there's still a high demand for these but knowing they only make a few, it seems the supply is limited so towards the end of the day, there are only a few, if any, available for sale. I would like to think that people would likely have settled for the other croughnuts as they are more accessible (there are only a few Wild Flour branches) and less expensive than the goodies from Wild Flour. Still, when there's craving for the best it helps to know that its still available and now there are no lines or quotas for the croughnuts. Maybe the limitation now is with you. That is, what your blood sugar or blood pressure will allow you to consume!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

J.Co donuts

I have wondered about the long queues at J.Co stores in the malls. I was told by friends that their donuts are really good. And so when J.Co opened a branch near our office, I decided to get a box we could share during merienda at the office. I didn't get the exact names of each of the doughnut variants though I did remember a couple that were called Al Capone, and reputedly the best selling doughnut from J.Co.

A box of 12 donuts is priced at 350 PhP but you can get 2 boxes for 550 PhP.
Al Capone
I forget what this one is called but it is a delight because of the nuts
What attracts a lot of people to buy J.Co is the variety with some doughnut concoctions being quite daring in the combination of ingredients.

The verdict is that their donuts are really good. Personally though, I prefer the classic glazed donuts of Krispy Kreme over J.Co's version. Of course, I would always prefer the freshly made regular sugar raised or sprinkled donuts like the one we used to buy in the old Rustan's in Cubao or Unimart in Greenhills. These were guilty pleasures from my childhood.