Story and Photos by Dakota Mackey
As part of the ultimate doughnut showdown in Bellingham, I wanted to taste my favorite doughnut from all three shops: the glazed old-fashioned. Old-fashioned doughnuts are a spin on the traditional cake doughnut. I drove to all three shops and purchased a glazed old-fashioned doughnut. After bringing them home, I sat down and faced them all. At first glance, they all looked the same, but after sampling them I noticed each one had a different taste.
Johnny’s Donuts ($0.75): The old-fashioned doughnut from Johnny’s was light and fluffy and tasted very fresh. The glaze was the sweetest and the overall doughnut had the most punch of flavor. It had the most appealing appearance out of the three as well. Prepare to be swept away by the perfect fried union of sugar and fat.
Lafeen’s Donuts ($1.07): This doughnut’s lack of heftiness took away from one of the best parts of a cake doughnut: the ability to be light and dense at the same time. It had more flavor than the one from Rocket Donuts, but I took it as a somewhat fried taste. It was also less sweet, so it was a nice break from the rush of sugar from glazes of the other doughnuts.
Rocket Donuts ($1.39): This old-fashioned doughnut was the largest out of the three. It had a nice crunch on the outside layer and wasn’t greasy at all. It was somewhat dry on the inside, and tasted less fresh than the others. If you don’t like your doughnuts to be as sweet, you may prefer this version of the old-fashioned. This was by no means a bad doughnut, but it was somewhat unmemorable.
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