donuts, is there anything they can’t do?

i am a fan of donuts.

it has been one of my comforting foods. and more often than not, it is the food that i most crave for.

Hansen Gregory claimed to have invented such thing on 1847 aboard a lime-trading ship when he was just sixteen years old. what he was doing on the ship, we don’t know. but apparently, these rings were made by punching a hole in the center of the dough using the ship’s tin pepper box.

*whew. nagresearch pa ako nyan ha. ganyan ko kamahal ang donuts*

anyway, there are apparently a number of establishments that offer donuts. bakeries, for example, has the staple donut which comes in only one flavor, sugar-dipped.

i think, right now, after almost 19 years of existence, i am an expert on this matter – donuts.

Dunkin' Dnouts Logo (from Wikipedia)

Dunkin’ Donuts (Grade: A)

as far as anyone i know, they knew that Dunkin’ Donuts is established by Filipinos. but no, Dunkin’ Donuts was founded on 1950 at Quincy, Massachusetts by a guy named William Rosenberg. it was only in 1981 that these donuts made their way into FIlipino mouths.

i graded these donuts as A from their price and their taste. if you want to satisfy your donut craving and yet, do not have enough money to spend, you may try one of these.

i also love their new choco chip muffins. they are so tasty and big. these muffins, however, are not as affordable as the normal donuts which are only 10pesos.

Krispy Kreme (from Wikipedia)

Krispy Kreme (Grade: B)

If you want to satisfy your cravings and you have enough (when i say enough, it is 50+pesos enough) money on you, you may want to try Krispy Kreme whose most popular donut is its Original Glazed that is usually served hot. Their bread is tasty too!

Krispy Kreme was founded in 1937 but it only arrived here in the Philippines late 2006.

GoNuts Donuts (Grade: B+)

GoNuts appeared in the Philippine donut industry by December 11, 2003.

i first tasted it at a resort when i was in high school. it was the first ever donut chain (that i knew of) that offered peanut butter donuts then. from then on, i was addicted to it and i was very happy when it opened its store in Cubao.

one of the things that people complain about their donuts is that they are very sweet. one donut would suffice your whole craving. also, their donuts are good to eat when served hot.

Mister Donut (from their website)

Mister Donut (Grade: B-)

i also thought that this donut chain is established by Filipinos; but, research prove me wrong. Do you remember the Rosenberg guy who established Dunkin’ Donuts? well, his then partner and brother-in-law, Harry Winouker, split up and created their own donut chains. This led to the founding of Mister Donut by Harry Winouker.

those facts i didn’t know. however, this rivalry is still prevalent here in the Philippines. Mister Donut reached the Filipinos by May 10, 1995. they were 14 years behind.

Mist Donut, for me, is the last alternative. if there are no other choices left, and i am still craving for donuts, i would buy from Mister Donuts. the problem with them is that their donuts taste bland. you cannot differentiate Choco Peanut from Choco Butternut. and that, 10pesos is not worth it.

Hot Loops (form their site)

Hot Loops (Grade: A-)

Hot Loops is proudly Filipino. its idea is spearheaded by John Gokongwei himself. it started its operations by 2004.

Hot Loops is one of the tastiest donuts i ever tasted. also, i love it when they are still hot.

Cello's Doughnuts and Dips (from somebody's flickr)

Cello’s Doughnuts and Dips (Grade: A+)

Cello’s is established by Cello Santos a graduate of Management Engineering of Ateneo. Their branches are in Katipunan Ave. and Taft Ave.

what i like about this place is their different flavored donuts. they have all new flavors like Chocnut, Oreos and everybody’s favorite, Cheese. and they also have dips for pillows, too. pillows are donuts shaped like pillows and are bite-size.

they are tasty and are baked – so there is less cholesterol. also, they are not too sweet nor too bland.

these, by far, are the donut chains that deserve attention and appreciation.

i would like to thank them for bringing joy to my world and comfort in depression.


6 Responses to “donuts, is there anything they can’t do?”

  1. krispy creme and hotloops are just sheer pleasure giver. sooo generous.

  2. omg! i love go nuts donuts.. i so miss it. my tita is bringing some on wednes.
    ahehe.. peanut butter donuts.. yummy. . .

    anyways, when i asked someome (forgot who) they told me donuts came from heaven (a donut fanatic btw) he said that, the donuts were the angel’s halos..

  3. I’m not a big fan of donuts. But I surely love eating ’em. Go nuts donuts is too sweet, Krispy Kreme is too expensive. Better stick with the more “pang-masa” — Dunkin Donuts. Lol. 😀

  4. Celloooo’s! Ang sarap nga ng donut nila. Nung high school pa ako, (yuck parang ang tanda na e) it’s just a trike ride away! 8D

    I think I got fat just by reading your post. xD

  5. if ur pasosyal type of a donut eater/lover, go to krispy kream. pasosyal ako kaya yan krispy kreme ang trip. kaso sa sobrang pagkaSWEET ng donuts nila at masyadong strong ang flavors, parang hindi ko kayang kumain 3 pcs sa isang kainan. Original glazed is yummy.

    I dont like mister donut and dunkin donuts, may mga scary story ako jan na kung ikukuwento ko sa inyo eh baka hindi na kayo kumain nyan hehehe 🙂

  6. kengkay Says:

    nadala ako ng mga bloggers na pinagmayabang ang sarap ng krispy kreme, at dahil wala nyan dito sa germany, nung dumating ako sa pinas, bili agad ako. disappointed ako kasi tamis lang sya panalo though i love their glazed donut at yun lang ang gusto ko dahil super mahal nga.

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