Happy #NationalDoughnutDay! Doos Donuts Opens In West Olympia

Left: Maple Bacon Bar, Center: Chocolate Glazed Right: Cake Doughnut Holes rolled in sprinkles

Left: Maple Bacon Bar Center: Chocolate Glazed Right: Cake Doughnut Holes rolled in sprinkles

Mmm… Doughnuts. June 5 is #NationalDoughnutDay. And Olympia residents have a new place to enjoy Homer Simpson’s favorite treat.

Doos Donuts is now open in West Olympia. The new store is the only one open in Thurston County. (The first, located in Mason County in Shelton, already has a loyal customer base.)

The doughnut flavors are off the beaten path. There’s pineapple fritters, apple-filled bear claws, cherry-cream glazed, raspberry fritters, peanut butter and jelly glazed. The filled doughnuts come in more than just the standard vanilla custard with flavors such as coconut  cream and banana cream. And for those not so adventurous, there’s the standard chocolate bars and sugar glazed. There’s also several sprinkle-topped varieties including doughnut holes.

I sampled the maple bacon bar. The way the bacon is incorporated into the doughnut is pretty ingenious.  Instead of simply placing one strip of cooked bacon on top of the doughnut, the entire length of the doughnut is blanketed with chopped up bacon bits, so there is an equal distribution of bacon and maple glaze in every bite. I stopped in later in the day (around 3:30 p.m.) and the doughnuts were as soft and pillowy as some I might expect to be prepared in the early morning hours.

You can wash down your doughnut with milk, coffee or a variety of bottled beverages, too. They are also planning on launching a line of gluten-free doughnuts soon.

SPECIAL DEALS: On National Doughnut Day (June 5), a dozen doughnuts is on sale for $7.99. And from now until June 30, you can get a FREE doughnut by liking the Doos donuts Olympia Facebook page.

Thank you Doughnut Gods, for bestowing this sweet, wonderful treat upon us.

 

About Doos Donuts:

Prices vary depending on size and type of doughnut, but most are under $2.

West Olympia location:

1621 Harrison Ave. NW

(360) 753-DOOS (3667)

Hours: 6 a.m.to  4 p.m. Monday-Thursday

6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday

6 a.m.to 4 p.m. Sundays

Shelton location:

2337 Olympic Highway N. #100

(360) 460-8656

Hours: 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday

 

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