Sunday, May 24, 2009
I Do, Honey Dew
(photo by Dan)
I may have mentioned my fondness for Boston Creme/Cream doughnuts. I used to be all about the blueberry cake, and they're still in the game, but I'm in a cream-in-the-middle phase of life. How about you?
In the interest of tourism and keeping in touch with my inner doughnut, I knew that someday I needed to test a Boston Cream while actually in Boston. And now, an excursion out to the Cape this weekend has made this dream come true. Plus, be still my eating heart, I got to try a new brand of doughnut. I mean, I like Dunkin', but it isn't exactly the last word in cake-with-holes. There are so many other doughnuts out there I haven't tried.
Honey Dew Donuts, my supplier this past Friday morning, is a company with its roots firmly in Massachusetts, so that made this particular Boston Creme doughnut (pictured above, before being eaten at Boston's South Street Station) doubly significant. It was tasty, featuring a cream that was neither too sweet nor too skimpy. The chocolate on top was appropriately rich. Still, given that I was actually sitting in Boston eating a doughnut made in and named after that very city, I expected something more.
I also tried one of Honey Dew's Blueberry Nugget variety. It was cakey, but almost light or fluffy, with good blueberry representation (though not whole berries or anything crazy impressive). Quite tasty.
Both doughnuts did outperform similar flavors I've eaten from DD. The prices were also cheaper at Honey Dew. If you're interested in my current rankings as an equation, they could be expressed this way:
HD Blueberry Nugget > HD Boston Cream > DD Boston Kreme > DD Blueberry Cake
And now for the bottom line. When in Mass. (or another HD locations) -- do, do Dew!