Friday June 12
After a particularly long workout and not really wanting to go in and do work yet I decided to take a trip to Jim's Donut Shop in Vandalia. Jim's is a little shop off of National Rd that is rather unassuming and is open 24/7. I had first heard about them a while ago from someone stating that they had the biggest apple fritters they had ever seen, I have gone several times but here are some pics from my last time there. I have arrived at around 6 am every time so as to get, possibly, the freshest donuts possible. Jim's Donut Shop
122 East National Road
Vandalia, OH 45377-2102
Here is a few pics of what I got this last time. Although I didn't get a creme horn this last time they are quite good and large. If you can't tell from the pictures these suckers are huge and at $1.50 a piece they should be considering most donuts are half their price.
It had so much potential but tasted so burnt on the outside and even the core.
Nice and sweet but not overly so and of course...big!
Great carmel flavor and just an ever so slight crunch from the carmelized sugars of the donut glaze itself. Oh so good. What to Get
: Creme Horn, Carmel Persian, Glazed Cinnamon Roll What to Avoid
: Apple Fritter, Glazed Pretzel, Pecan Roll What is Passable
: Coconut Topped Cake, Peanut Butter Iced Cake
After eating my way through the carmel persian and the iced cinnamon roll, while passing on the apple fritter I decided that I was in the mood for some more punishment and made my way to the Ele Cake co. They have two locations, one in Beavercreek and one in West Carrollton. I decided to go to the "Main" location and headed to West Carrollton. They are usually open at 6 am on weekdays and 8 am on weekends. They are mainly a cake and pastry, which they are quite good at, but also have a selection of donuts and pastries. Ele Cake Co.
810 East Dixie Drive
West Carrollton, Ohio 45449
Here is one pic of what I got this last time but have made visits on numerous visits. The prices are relatively on par with other "usual" donut and pastry places and the whole order for the 4 donuts came out to $3.50.
The apple fritter was a bit dry and could have used some more apple or cinnamon flavor. The carmel persian was alright, but nothing spectacular. The cinnamon roll was pretty bad as it was dry and didn't have nearly enough frosting or have enough flavor to it. What really shined was the buttercream filled donut. It really isn't a donut persay as a reason to eat buttercream frosting in the morning, and they really know their buttercream icing. What to Get
: Buttercreme Filled Donut What to Avoid
: Cinnamon Roll, Apple Fritter, What is Passable
: Carmel Persian, Tiger Tail, Cheese Danish, Glazed Pretzel
More on my donut exploits on Saturday to come later...
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