Today I went to Sublime Doughnuts in attempts to satisfy a week long doughnut craving. A doughnut craving so bad that I've lost precious sleep every morning this week just to contemplate if I should get out of bed early enough to make it there right when they open, which is at 6 AM. I failed to get out of bed every single morning this week to get a doughnut, until today that is. My get out of bed epiphany moment: It's early, and it's dark. If I leave now, my puppy Snack Pack won't even notice that I've slipped out, thus preventing him from getting a separation anxiety attack! (Poor thing, he gets those every time he sees me leave the house!)
Getting there couldn't be any easier. Sublime Doughnuts was just a tiptoe, stubbed toe, and little drive away from my apartment. I walked inside, still wearing my pajamas, probably with bed head. (It was 7 in the morning, people aren't allowed to judge when it's that early.) As I approached the counter, (no line, YAY!), I immediately got a feeling of pure confusion. The doughnuts on display weren't labeled! How was I supposed to know what to get? Fortunately, the person working there looked at me, smiled, and happily described and explained to me what each doughnut was on their display. (While I could see how that upped my review on customer service, I could also see how that could potentially slow things down on busy days.)
Well, I couldn't get just one. At that point, I was completely overwhelmed by my doughnut choices and lost self control to only buy one doughnut. So I got three! Nothing to worry about though, I justified my decision making by telling myself that I would eat only one, and that Ruben would eat the rest of them!
|Left to right: Honey Glazed, Caramel Apple Fritter, and Dulce de Leche|
However, when Ruben got home from work that morning, not only did he refuse to eat any of the doughnuts, (he's very anti-sweet food), he also claimed that doughnuts were NOT breakfast food and started taunting me with "you're going to get diabetes!"
Great. How was I supposed to eat three doughnuts and not feel guilty about it? I could eat a third of each one, thus only eating the equivalent of one doughnut. This my friends, would be the ultimate test of self control.
|Demonstrating self control by only eating three thirds!|
Eating only a third of three doughnuts proved to be a lot more difficult than it sounded, and that itself already sounded hard! That's why I made sure to savor every single bite that I took, and I must say, every bite was INCREDIBLE. A few things that I'd like to point out:
- The doughnuts themselves had a bit of a doughy texture. (Trust me, that is not a bad thing at all!) It's definitely something I'm not used to when eating doughnuts, but I really enjoyed it. It basically guaranteed that the doughnuts wouldn't come out dry.
- The Caramel Apple Fritter needed A LOT more apple! They don't call it an apple fritter for nothing! PLEASE do not skimp on the apples!
- Personally, I would have liked more dulce de leche flavor on the Dulce de Leche doughnut. Although delicious, I tasted a lot more doughnut flavor than dulce de leche flavor.