Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Donut Prince, Burbank.
Donut Prince is simply worth avoiding. The only circumstance where Donut Prince is the winner is in a contest versus Yum Yum Donuts, and even then the victory is narrow. Dana and I had heard form Burbank locals that this was the best donut at 3am. Perhaps this is true, but for the remaining 23 hours in the day this place serves fried rings of trash. So, here's what we got- Dana: one cinnamon donut roll and one original glazed. Me: one chocolate old-fashioned, and one sugar donut.
The verdict: The cinnamon donut roll tasted like a funnel cake from the fair and was about as easy on the stomach as one. The original glazed donut had a mysterious yellowish glaze that had notes of butterscotch-it was dense, sugary, and lacking basic raised donut flavor. The chocolate old-fashioned was nearly translucent due to the amount of over-frying that was happening, and strangely tasted like lemon. The sugar donut was the best of the bunch, but stripped down to the basic donut essence it still was void of fluffiness, flavor, and freshness. All the donuts hit the stomach like a bag of bricks.
Cup Holder Change or Bust out the Wallet: Cup Holder Change
Destination Donut or Keep it Local: Keep it Local.
Maybe the Donut Prince has seen better days, maybe he will change his ways... but for now, the Donut Prince is stuck in a quagmire of failure.