There’s doughnuts… and there’s doughnuts. While the simple sugar-coated doughnuts and the ones glazed with a little icing and chocolate sprinkles remain popular, we see the rise of another specimen: the over-the-top doughnut. These doughnuts boast extravagant toppings or extraordinary flavours. These 4 concepts master the over-the-top doughnut trend.
It’s practically impossible not to get hooked on Hoeked doughnuts. The founders of this Belgian doughnut concept have taken their own approach to dough recipes. This has resulted in brioche-inspired mixtures and spelt & multigrain doughnuts, as well as the addition of red beets. Not only do these recipes ensure tasty and different doughnuts, they are also softer, fluffier and healthier ones. Oh, and they’re square!
Hoeked has a doughnut for everyone, whether you like classics such as cinnamon sugar or blueberry glazed, or the crazier flavours like crème brûlée or Japanese matcha tea glaze with roasted pine nuts.
The doughnuts presented by this California-based doughnut concept have famous names like ‘Headbanger’, ‘Boston Scream Pie’, ‘Cereal Killer’ and ‘Michael Jackson’ (chocolate on the inside, powdered sugar on the outside).
The tastes are just as crazy. Have you ever tasted a doughnut named The Dead Elvis, filled with custard and topped with banana, peanut butter & jelly, and bacon? Or the Canadian Morning Squeal Meal, a tasty buttermilk bar topped with buttermilk icing, bacon bits and chocolate drizzle? It’s obvious: these doughnuts will make you go nuts.
The Salty Donut
A brioche doughnut filled with swirled guava & cream cheese, cream cheese glaze & topped with a crushed galleta maria cookie crumble. Or what about a doughnut filled with a homemade whipped mascarpone cannoli filling folded with mini chocolate chips, dipped in chocolate, coated with chestnut cookie crumble & dusted with powdered sugar? These are just two of the unique doughnuts of The Salty Donut, based in Miami. Some doughnuts are sold year-round, some change per season. The Salty Donut also sells vegan options.
This US-based chain of doughnut shops offers more than 50 different doughnuts with triggering names and tempting ingredients. For example, try the Diablos Rex, a chocolate cake doughnut with chocolate frosting, red sprinkles, a vanilla frosting pentagram and chocolate chips in the middle. Or the Voodoo Doll, a raised yeast doughnut filled with raspberry jelly and topped with chocolate frosting and a pretzel stake. Not over-the-top enough? Order your own unique doughnut from Voodoo’s doughnut artists.
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