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January 26th, 2003

Your Favorite Donut

Several years ago, there was no competition for the best chain-store donut in Chicago: it was Dunkin’ Donuts, or nothin’. But then, Krispy Kreme breezed into town and changed a lot of minds on how good a mass-produced donut could be.

Out of the two, which do you prefer and why?

And of course, if you know of a small bakery that makes a donut superior to both… feel free to chime in with that info.

Posted in Food and Beverage

JEFF January 6, 2007, 2:22 am

WHEN YOU ARE IN THE CHICAGO AREA MAKE A DRIVE TO JOLIET. THAT IS WHERE YOU WILL FIND THE BEST DONUTS. THE PLACE IS CALLED “DONUT DEN”.
THEY ARE UNBELIEVABLE. NOT KIDDIN THEY ARE GREEEAAAT!!!!!

Opie Taylor August 16, 2007, 5:38 pm

I second the endorsement for Donut Den in Joliet!

I like KK a lot, but Donut Den rules. Big, fresh, not too sweet and not too greasy. Just the best.

I can’t stomach DD. They do no baking at DD, that’s why everything is stale and tasteless there. Tim Horton’s used to be good in the 1970s, but the last time I ate at one across the border in Windsor and later in Ohio, it was just a notch above DD. What a letdown.

Where are there any Winchell’s anymore? They used to be good, but I thought they went the way of BOSA donuts.

MIchael October 22, 2007, 2:46 am

OK ALL OF U THAT SAY KRISPY KREME SUCKS ARE GAY, UR MEGA FAGS WHO SUCK BALLS ALL DAY. EVERY DAY AFTER SCHOOL I WENT TO KRISPY KREME WITH FRIENDS, IT WAS HEAVEN, THEN THEY CLOSED FORCING ME TO GO TO MCDONALDS WHICH ISNT VERY GOOD. KRISPY KREME IS MY LIFE DUNKIN DOUGHNUTS NEEDS TO SUCK BALLS AND THEN DIE FROM IT.

anonymous March 30, 2010, 6:38 pm

Krispy kreme in louisville on bardstown road is a suckarse place.The management there when not vacationing excessively is overly intimidated by the majority black workers(whom there is an overpopulation of due to corporate welfare kickback programs overly taken advantage of by K.K.for hiring minorites)they refuse to correct whats wrong with that store.They treat good workers like shit,take sides and have favorites,they don’t allow for breaks or lunches for production violating state and federal laws.The things that get into those doughnuts are a sin ,as witnessed first-hand such as scrotum hairs in the glaze and tile cleaner in the doughnut water,not to mention mice in and around the building because it is filthy,I kid you not!If you are a customer of this store please try something else for your own safety and of your loved ones.If anyone at kkd corporate reads this it is the unvarnished truth!

JB April 2, 2010, 10:25 pm

While Krispy Kremes came into favor on the west coast a few years ago and were certainly different than the Winchell’s we went to in the 50’s and 60’s, they do appeal to a crowd. When hot off the conveyer belt, they are light and very sweet due to their double coating of sugar, however microwaving does not bring back the “hot one” flavor and texture. Dunkin’ Donuts in Scottsdale used to have a delicious donut until the corporate structure took over. Their donuts now are not as flavorful and the frosting is very skimpy, just barely covers the top. I’m not a coffee expert, but Dunkin Donuts coffee is above the grocery store grade. There are many mom and pop shops that make wonderful donuts around the country. An excellent example is Sweethearts Gourmet Donuts in Anthem, AZ. Beautiful donuts made from top quality. They even have a beniet type of donut that is remimescent of New Orleans.

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