The survey being discussed did not rate the donuts on price did it? NY'ers apparently do not think they are too expensive. What do Donut Plant donuts cost anyway? $2? $2.50?
In Billy Boy's year in review, he has revisited a few of the pictures of the Donut Plant's offerings. All I know is what I've seen on three television shows, an article I read, Bobby Flay's comments (I have alot of respect for his opinions) and the pictures on this site. On creativity and effort alone and that's all I said I could go on, call them artisan donuts or not, I question how this place is rated only 13th out of 20 donuts places surveyed.
Yes Tony, it is a cut above the basic donut, but it still is a donut in shape, texture and taste isn't it? But when you have Cafe Du Monde's product ahead of the Donut Plant? That I can comment on from first hand knowledge..Been there several times. I question it's inclusion on this survey. It doesn't look like a donut nor does it doesn't taste like a donut. It's the French's version of a Zeppoli as far as I'm concerned. It's ethnic..
It's a top 20 survey of donuts. If they want to include a bengnet (sp) then why not include a zeppoli too? What about Leonard's in Ohau? Been there and that at least that could be called a donut. Hey, maybe all 20 are better than Leonard's anyway?
Hopefully, we can get some more rf people who have eaten at some of these places on the list. Hey consensus is consensus. I'll accept 13th, if enough people have been there and done that.
I just thought this guy would have gotten more respect for all the effort he's put into one our country's most well known bakery items. I was very surprised at his low placement. I'm sure he was, too!
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