Monday, April 4, 2016

Duck Donuts - Rockville, MD

I've driven past the storefront for the new Duck Donuts by me a few times in the last couple of weeks, and even pulled up to park and then find out they weren't open yet... until now!  I was running some errands in the area and saw a few people standing by the door and people inside the store, so of course I had to make a detour on my way home to stop in and check them out.  

I've never been to a Duck Donuts before but I had heard about how good they are, so I was looking forward to seeing what their doughnuts were like.  The smell hits you first - fried dough and sweet toppings - mmm, so good.  There's a stack of order forms and pencils so you can figure out what combinations of coatings and toppings you want, and once you pay you can work your way down the line to see the doughnut making in action.  It's clearly a much smaller operation than say a Krispy Kreme doughnut manufacturing line, but still fun to watch each doughnut get fried and topped before heading out the door.  

From the top we have the Glazed, Peanut Butter Icing with Peanuts, and this day's special flavor Cinnamon Bun doughnuts.  They are made fresh and hot when you get the box, so it's really difficult to not dive right in!  A fresh doughnut really is so, so good - I can see why a lot of people just eat them in the store and can't wait until they get home! The reheated doughnuts weren't quite the same as fresh, but you still got the warm, delicious flavor.  

On another visit, we have a Chocolate Icing with Rainbow Sprinkles and this day's special flavor Reese's - these were really awesome too! Especially the Reese's for me, as it had a thick coating of the chocolate and peanut butter icing all over the doughnut that you couldn't even see the doughnut hole haha.  I've been raving about these doughnuts since my first visit and I definitely anticipate many more with friends! 

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