I think most people have a favorite doughnut, and I don’t think I’m alone in my change of doughnut tastes over the years.
Back when I was little, it was the powdered lemon filled doughnut that was irrefutably my favorite. That sweet lemon filling with its sugary powdery dusting? Unmatched. But then somewhere in my middle school years my tastes shifted. Suddenly the filling didn’t do it. I needed a simpler kind of sweet; I transitioned to the basic glazed doughnut. In high school, it was back to the filling with an added need for chocolate. When doughnut shop trips were in order, I was there for the Boston Cream.
Post college I reverted back to the plain glazed. But recently? Recently there has been an unexpected twist. With my new appreciation for coffee, there’s a special place on my pallet for the plain doughnut. And interestingly, when coffee isn’t there to accompany the doughnut, I’m all about the chocolate glazed.
I wonder what’s next for Mike D. doughnut appreciation. Could it be the coconut topped? or perhaps even the personally unappealing Jelly?
Only time will tell.
Please feel free to share your doughnut progressions in the comments.