First, a couple of rules for my reviews:
1) No chains- I don't even really consider donuts from chains real donuts. Sorry if I offend any one who loves the major chains in the area. I'm a donut snob. I'm not afraid to admit that.
2) After much discussion with the Mister, we decided the three donuts I should sample are white cake with vanilla icing (with coconut if we can find it because it's my favorite), plain glazed and chocolate custard filled. Mister will be in charge of the apple fritters.
The first spot on my list is an establishment called Tony's Donuts and Bakery in Hazelwood. Mister's coworkers and a few of my friends absolutely love this place. I was pretty excited to try their tasty morsels.
First up, the cake donut. This donut was a pretty decent size and looked good. You know. The appearance of a donut is REALLY important. The donut seems to have the perfect amount of icing with no thin spots. Personally, I'd prefer more coconut topping, but I won't take any points away for that. The first thing I notice right away is icing is very sweet. The actual cake donut is a good consistency not too soft but not dry and crumbly. The cake is also very sweet.
My score: 3 of 5 stars I was pleasantly surprised by this donut. It was a tad too sweet for my liking but still very delicious.
The chocolate covered custard filled donut is up next. The donut seems a bit small and the icing is a paler color than a lot of chocolate icings, but it does have good coverage as with the first donut. The icing is very sweet and doesn't really taste much like chocolate. It's so sugary the icing seems to be grainy to me. The consistency of the yeast donut is very good and the custard filling was amazing. The quality of the custard was excellent and there was a decent amount of filling. I could feel that they didn't skimp with the custard when I held it in my hand.
My score: 2 of 5 stars I'm not a fan of this particular kind of chocolate icing. I love my chocolate and really want to be able to taste it. The custard saved this rating from being less than two stars.
Time for the plain glazed donut. This donut looked so good. I couldn't wait to sink my teeth into it. It has a decent amount of glaze covering. Some glazed donuts are covered with such a thick glaze and aren't appealing to me. The glaze on this donut was super sweet. The texture of the donut was great, but I couldn't get a real taste for it because of how sweet the glaze is on it.
My score: 2 of 5 stars I gave it two because the consistency of the donut was great, but the glaze was just too sweet for my liking.
Finally, the apple fritter. If I'm being completely honest, this apple fritter doesn't look all that tasty at first glance. Mister said the same. It was a bit flat compared to a lot of fritters. It also looks to have a lot of glazing. Mister said the glaze was indeed heavy and very sweet. There was a strong cinnamon taste and very little apple. He noted the fritter seemed a bit gooey which would most likely be caused by the heavy glaze soaking into it.
Mister's score: 2 of 5 stars The Mister said it wasn't the best fritter he has had, but it definitely wasn't the worst. He prefers a fritter that's a bit more "bubbly" and has more of an apple taste.
Tony's concoctions are a bit sweeter than I prefer. I know. I know. They're donuts. Donuts are sweet! I think I was a bit let down because of all the rave reviews. I went in thinking I was going to be blown away. While Tony's didn't knock my socks off, they have a good product, and it's still a place I would patron the next time I'm in the area.