Sunday, June 14, 2009

Voodoo Doughnuts

We had to pick up Drew's brother from the airport this morning, and when we were up there a week or so ago- I had wanted to go to Voodoo Doughnut, but it was getting late- so we decided to go today instead.

Let me tells you about it.

So, we go in, it's quite fun looking- they had old school desk+chairs to sit in to eat your doughnuts, but most everyone took them to go. Drew and I had to wait in line for about 20 minutes, but everyone seemed so happy that neither of us minded too much.

We decided on a voodoo dozen since we didn't know what to get exactly, and they put some of the fancy doughnuts in there along with regular kinds. These were our fancy doughnuts:



This purply one has purple pixie powder type stuff on it- it was actually really weird, but really good

We got a Cap'n crunch doughnut, and one with Oreo crumbs on it.

So of all the doughnuts we sampled, I think my favorite was just the regular glazed and the purple one. The others weren't very impressive. They used generic Cap'n Crunch which I was very disappointed in. That was the WHOLE reason for going. And let me tell you! There is a very distinct difference between fake cap'ns, and REAL cap'ns...there really is no comparison. So I was extremely bummed about that. I think I would have been better off getting like a maple bar at Safeway and stuffing cap'ns in my mouth at the same time to get the same effect-but even more delicious cause it would have been maple icing rather than white! Hahahaha!

I know some people rave about the place, and honestly, I can see where they get it. There aren't a whole lot of doughnut shops that have such a fun atmosphere, and such creative doughnut types. The problem is, is that I don't care about the creativity so much as the deliciousness of the doughnut.

I guess if you're vegan, this place would be nice for a treat since they had several vegan doughnuts. But I got to thinking, wouldn't most doughnuts be vegan if they don't have eggs in them? Isn't it just some kind of flour, sugar, oil, fried in some kind of vegetable/nut oil, and icing is just sugar and what nots. It'd be pretty easy I think?

All this place did, was make me miss Tasty's down in Utah so much more. Now THAT place has delicious doughnuts!

3 comments:

Shel said...

Tasty's in the hood is closed!!! There might be one still open in Layton but not sure. There is a new place called Beyond the Glaze. They are good but they aren't Tasty's double blueberry.
There is also a place by my work, when you are here I will grab some for you as they are mighty fine too.

Maddy said...

I noes!!!!! I know there's one in Kaysville- we went there on the way up to Jimmy's graduation last year. I still miss them and their potato goodness!

Thayer & Associates said...

Oh Voodoo Doughnuts! That's one of the thing I miss about living in Portland. But just one.