Volume 4, Issue 8, (Originally Published on 16 September 2013)
Answering the siren call of doughnuts leaves you the same at the end, with regret. Yeasty fried goodness before a sticky aftertaste.
Donut King: DM went to DK at the end of the day, when they were selling bags of six doughnuts for four dollars.
One yeast ring topped with chocolate is glorious; six, magnificent. DM may have consumed all the doughnuts in one evening: three chocolate, three straw¬berry.
DK form the base line, the standard by which to judge others. So what do we have? A yeast ring, texture is soft. The icing is chocolatey, sweet, without being overpowering. The aftertaste, regret but not self-flagellation. DM does not recommend eating six doughnuts in a short space of time, but it’s doable and you won’t hate yourself afterwards.*
*Depending on your current mental state and predilections.
Krispy Kreme: DM had one ne¬farious friend who wanted to share the doughnuts. Not so: all the doughnuts are for DM.
For consistency, DM got a yeast ring topped with chocolate and one filled with jam. DM likes honesty and some¬where in the ingredients used to prepare KK donuts is something that causes the worst aftertaste and subsequent regret. Perhaps it is by design that the regret can be remedied with more KK donuts, starting the vicious cycle.
Big Lou’s Donuts on Brunswick Street: DM may have been drinking and on its way home, when it stumbled across a doughnut shop on Brunswick Street. DM wanted hot cinnamon doughnuts but the vendor had sold all of them to the previous customers, given that it was closing time.
DM said, here’s five dollars, give me all the doughnuts you can. Five doughnuts later, three yeast rings and two jam filled, DM was happily on the tram. Doughnuts are joy filled with sadness, these are no exception. Good to start and then murder on the train home.
Auction Rooms in North Mel¬bourne: DM got a recommendation for the almond croissants. DM went directly and sampled one. DM even savoured it.
The texture, soft and light. Taste, bal¬anced with almonds and butter coming through. Aftertaste, yet more glorious.
DM loves doughnuts but DM would eat the almond croissants everyday and twice on Tuesdays. One almond crois¬sant costs $4 or so. All around it was a better experience, if you can stomach hipster cafes. No regrets.
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