What’s a travel blogger doing writing about donuts? If you’re asking that question, you must be new around these parts. That’s okay, come on in. I’ll explain. I’ve always loved donuts. As my work travel started to ramp up, I wanted to find something interesting to talk about when I visited cities that didn’t have cool hotels or restaurants to review. Thus, donut reviews! And, even a rating system. Because, why not?
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A recent work trip took me to Groton, CT. I hadn’t been to Groton in a couple of decades. When I went to school in Rhode Island, I used to drive past Groton every week on my to and from New York to take care of family. This was a short trip but I still managed to find a few minutes to squeeze in some donut-ing.
Flanders seemed to be the popular choice. Located about 10 minutes away from Groton in East Lyme, CT Flanders is a typical, local donut shop. The outside appearance is nothing fancy, almost hiding in plain sight in a strip mall about a mile off the highway.
Flanders carries other baked goods such as bagels. Being in the Northeast, I’d generally consider giving the bagels a try. When I asked one of the local folks about Flanders, they described the bagels as “light and airy”. They said it almost like a compliment, which warranted a stink-eye from me and a sarcastic comment about how a bagel is really supposed to taste.
My visit to Flanders saw all the standard varieties. Typical of a small city in the Northeast, the donuts were very affordable (just a bit over $10 for a dozen). No $4 gourmet donuts at Flanders, which is generally a good sign.
What’s In The Box?
Since this was only a one-day trip and a narrower variety of donuts, I only grabbed two dozen instead of my normal 3.
The chocolate glazed cake was probably my favorite. Cake donuts with powdered sugar were pretty good as well. The yeast-raised donuts were just okay, as were the cream-filled.
Where does that leave us from a donut rating standpoint? Not great. Located in the heart of Dunkin’ country, I probably wouldn’t go too far out of my way for Flanders.
- A Sugar Symphony In Your Mouth. Life-Changing!
- You Literally Reach For Another One Before You Finish The One In Your Hand.
- Dunkin' Donuts. Waaay Better Than No Donuts At All!
- Taste Good After A Hangover.
- Only In Case Of Emergency (i.e. grocery store donuts).
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