There is something magical about well made donuts. In fact, Homer Simpsons famous line comes to mind, "Mmmmm...Donuts." There is a simple truth in that statement. One bite into a really well made donut and any other thoughts vanish, leaving you with only Homer Simpsons words (possibly his voice playing in your head as well). My all time favorite donuts were Krispy Kreme, but they are near impossible to find fresh with the "hot" light on. With all their locations being distant I had been on the search for a good substitute. I found it in Stew Leonard's Glazed Donuts.
The pros: Light, airy, and delicately glazed donuts.
The cons: So easy to sit down and eat the entire contents of the box.
The verdict: For $4.99 these are prices similarly to your local donut shop. The taste is pretty close to the familiar Krispy Kreme glazed donuts with some differences. These are slightly larger. They aren't quite as light, but they are pretty close. There is no "hot" light on these. Let's be clear though: these are good. There is just enough glaze there for a touch of sweetness without getting a toothache. The glaze is hardened just enough to be slightly crisp when biting into these. The donut itself is nice and light. It's not a cake style donut, so it's easy to polish off two or more in a sitting. These rarely sit on the counter for more than 24 hours in my home. Could these be improved upon? These are pretty close to perfect glazed donuts. At most, they could add another variety like icing and sprinkles to the glazed donuts. Does Stew Leonard's make other types of donuts? Yes, but they are different varieties and I'll review them separately.
The ingredients and allergy information:
Out of the package you get:
Plated and ready for breakfast:
Would I buy this again? Oh yes. Mmmm. Stew Leonard's Glazed Donuts.
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