Continuing on my string of donut reviews, I am reviewing a “hole” different kind of donut: Neil’s Donuts (neilsdonuts.com).
A few weeks ago I moved into my dorm at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, CT. When you think of Connecticut, food is not necessarily the first thing that comes to mind, and when you slim the choices down to Wallingford, it is a bit of a challenge to find a good place to eat. Luckily, my parents found a ray of sunshine of the food in Wallingford. Neil’s was established in 2001, and ever since then have caught the taste buds of donut lovers everywhere. They were rated one of the 50 best donuts in America by the one and only Saveur Magazine in 2013 (quite the feat).
With me being at school, I was not able to actually travel to Neil’s, but even though I couldn’t be there, my amazing parents brought me a grand trough of donuts!
The day that my parents brought the donuts, happened to be my friends birthday. As a result of this, we decided to keep them in my room until it was time to celebrate. Keeping them in my room was probably one of my best ideas of the week. Every time I walked into my room (which I did periodically), the wonderful smell of the sweet, marvelous sugary donuts wafted from the boxes, and spun beautifully under my nostrils.
We obtained 7 types of donuts and one breakfast sandwich:
1. Boston Cream Pie Donut: a moist, soft yeast based donut, filled with velvety, silky vanilla cream, and slathered with a smooth, delicious, rich chocolatey frosting.
2. Strawberry Frosted With Sprinkles: a spongy, pillow like donut exploding with pink, overly sweet frosting and an abundance of tiny, rainbow sprinkles.
3: Blueberry Glazed Donut: a crisp, oily on the outside, delectable and cake-like in the inside donut, sprinkled with a dusting of fresh blueberries on the inside and outside.
4: Cinnamon Cake Donut: a humongous, fluffy, delicate cake donut covered in a heavy dusting of cinnamon sugar, and twirled to look like a cinnamon bun.
5: Chocolate Glazed Donut: personally my favorite kind of donut. The toothsome, fried, rich chocolate donut base drizzled with a heavy dosage of sugar glaze, that is served moist and warm, left my mouth watering for more.
6: Powdered Donut: a crispy, crunchy, crusty donut shaped to look like a twirled stick. Served to each and every ravenous customer that yearns for a donut dusted in the sweetest, lightest, most airy powdered sugar known to man.
7: Glazed: the quintessential classic donut. The crumbly, sheets of vanilla glaze coated the plump donuts and provided for a fantastically delicious creation.
8: Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich: the sandwich that Connecticut is most famous for. The crisp bacon, golden-yolked eggs, and oozing, melted cheese, all squeezed in between two hard rolls, created for a delicious treat.
Overall, the donuts from Neil’s were delicious, and I would surely return to observe the service and atmosphere. I would give it, ZZZVX- 3 3/4 Z’s- Awesome.