Donut Reviews

Chocolate Potato Chip Ring Donut Review – Giant Eagle Bakery – Erie, PA

Today I decided to go with a business I knew would be open – Giant Eagle in Yorktown Plaza. Grocery store donuts get a bad rap but their bakeries are where we go for our birthday cakes and breads, so why be shy about their donuts?

Looking in the case there was an impressive spread of regular donut staples, but one stood out from the crowd – the Chocolate Potato Chip Ring. The chocolate potato chip trend intrigues snackers – and rightfully so – providing the sweet and salty fix blah, blah. I paired the donut with a glass of fancy milk that was given to us as a gift (strange to write that) so I’m not sure where it was purchased. The dough is a raised ring without a lot of sugar, so if a floury, non-sweet dough is to your taste then you will love it. The chocolate was the only flavor in the donut and it was run-of -the-mill chocolate, but I will never (rarely) diss chocolate, so comparatively it was the donut’s best feature. Then the *highlight* of the donut!!#$%@*+! ***POTATO CHIPS*** !!#$%@*+! So glamorous. Innovative. It looks like a brown bag lunch was smashed at the bottom of a bookbag and those teeny bags of chips mostly full of air busted open and settled on a slightly melted chocolate surface. Then, you ate it anyway cause you hungry. The chips added crunch, which brings excitement to any donut but did not add flavor or help fill my growing belly.

THE BREAKDOWN: Chocolate Potato Chip Ring

Store: Giant Eagle Click to see a chain store website 🙂

Address: 2501 W. 12th St., Erie, PA 16505

Cost: $.89

What they want to highlight: It’s “unique” and has chips.

What I thought was the highlight: More like a dim light but the chocolate.

Rating out of 5 stars: 2.5 – will satisfy you in a donut fit but not for long.

Would I buy it again?: Maybe if there were only this, a jelly filled and/or plain cakes to choose from.

What could make it better?: If Giant Eagle didn’t half commit to the trend. This is a case of more is more. Put some sea salt on top and a caramel filling to make a Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Potato Chip Ring. I’d buy that again 🙂

What do you think? Over the potato chip trend? Want more? Want it to be more better? Give small town America the sweet and salty it deserves? Love/hate grocery store donuts? Leave a comment below 🙂

IMG_0254*Mostly* full spread at Giant Eagle Yorktown. Now thinking *I should have got a long john.*

IMG_0255Don’t the chips look like a mistake?!? Also, ignore the calorie count. There’s no room for something like that here.

IMG_0259When I brought her home ❤

My gifted fancy milk (on the left…in case you weren’t sure). Featured right – one of the best couples I know – Milk and Donut.

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May 9, 2018 – A Slow Start – H & K DO-nuts Review – Erie, PA

49401260_v1O0zSBwNMfx5q6oOZgbPqxATK5aWkWXMdjgq8hcHPkWelcome to a blog about donuts. Not sure how many donut blogs are out there but I’m pregnant and can’t have much fun but I can have donuts. Living in Erie, PA there are not an endless number of donut options, but surprisingly there are donuts I have not consumed despite living here on and off most of my life. Today I decided I’d take on a new donut shop head on – H & K DO Nuts on W. 8th street in Millcreek. I took a walk at the Presque Isle and was ravenously hungry – any small amount of physical activity at 5 months pregnant requires a full meal and nap afterward. I pulled up to the diner style H & K building. Annnnnd they had a colorful sign on the door that read, “Closed May 7 – 12.” Have you had H & K? What should I try when they open back up this May?

Check out their Facebook Page (that didn’t highlight special closing dates :/): H & K DO Nut Shop Facebook

And their homepage (also…no special closing details): H & K DO Nut Shop Homepage

IMG_0231Because there are no donuts to show…consume a pic from the tip of Presque Isle taken by *me* this morning.

999CC8CF-B2E7-4C9C-9856-C0BDBA8F8538Cute, sweet babies and a mad mama goose that hissed at me.

IMG_0237Sitting in front of Perry Monument, meditating on donuts. Unfortunately, I fell victim to the old proverb, “Some days you don’t get donuts.”