I hadn’t heard of “Those Little Donuts” until almost the end of my stay in Vancouver. I’m so glad my friend Don invited me to go out to the PNE because not only did I have a blast that day, but I got to have these little bites of heaven.
Sure, they may look like just little donuts and that’s really what I chalked them up to when they insisted I needed to get some. Hey, I’m not going to turn down donuts regardless, ya know?
But oh my god, these things are amazing. Their website
says “Often imitated, never duplicated” and I believe it. I can see how many places would want to make these, but wouldn’t be able to get it quite right.
I’m in love with their machines, too. They churn out dozens of fresh doughnuts within minutes, frying them quickly in a spiral setup that is mesmerizing to watch, before quickly dipping them into cinnamon and sugar. I know there was another flavor or two available, but I don’t even remember what they were. And I’ve been told that the shops outside the various fairs have a lot of quirky flavors available, too, like Oreo or graham cracker flavors.
I was quite content with just the basic kind, though. They’re still warm when they hit your hands and the texture is perfect. They’re the same doughnuts that they’ve been sending out since the 60s, with the only difference being that their oil used now is trans-fat free, which I think most of us can agree is an okay change to make.
Tuesday’s post about snowman earmuffs got me to thinking about other snowmen you can eat. We’re smack dab in the middle of winter, but beyond the Christmas Santas and Rudolphs, so how about some snowy-looking treats instead?
1. Snowman Cookie Pops – I prefer them with the M&M nose at the end, I think, but the other candies were a good attempt at carrots.
2. Snowman Gum – I originally posted about this as a stocking stuffer. I still think it’s cute for that, but you could potentially put it in a gift basket at other parts of the year, too.
3. Doughnut Snowmen on a Stick – This one actually has a real carrot nose, but I’m not sure anyone is going to want to eat that in combination with doughnuts and candies. I do love the coal eyes and mouth, though. They’re made out of grape Nerds, so they aren’t all uniform in shape.
4. Oreo Cookie Snowmen – Aww. The middle one has earmuffs. I believe those are mini M&Ms instead of full sized ones, too, because otherwise they would be too big on Oreos.
5. Snowman Pancakes – Man, snowmen and M&Ms go hand in hand, huh? At least we have some candy corn going on for a nose for this one.
6 & 7. Marshmallow Snowmen and Cupcakes with Earmuffs – At first I figured the cupcakes would be made with coconut, but nope! Those are white sugar sprinkles. I would totally eat those now that I know that, hehe.
8. Strawberry marshmallow pops
– Here’s another set that uses the obvious choice of marshmallows. I liked that this on added a strawberry hat, though.
9. Ham and Cheese Bento
– I’m thrilled that I could find some that were savory. Often times when people play with food, they go straight to the desserts. I like having fun with lunches and dinners, though, too. And if you follow the link, she has some other Christmas bentos that are really fun.
10. Snowman ornament onigiri
– The description from number 9 applies here, too. Both savory and a link that takes you to lots of other Christmas bentos. Awesome. <3
11. Assemble Your Own Cookie Snowmen
– These are just too cute. I love the idea of putting together kits like this and gifting them to kids to put together their own cookies.
14. Snowman punch bowl
– Actually, it’s more likely to be milk or eggnog. If you look in the back, there are also matching glasses. Unfortunately, the link for it is partially broken, but there are several other great ideas with full info still listed.
15. Cauliflower Cheese Man
– Hehe, this looks like something I would end up making. It’s not as professional as other pictures, but it’s “real,” if that makes sense. This is what most people at home would end up with and it’d taste delicious. Love it.
That, ladies and gentlemen, is a turkey brined in Dunkin Donuts coolattas, filled with munchkin doughnut holes, and covered with a syrup and sprinkles.
And what do you serve with a strangely sweet turducken? Mashed hashbrowns and the munchkin stuffing covered in a special coffee gravy obviously. You knew it couldn’t be a Dunkin’ Donut turducken without the coffee being thrown in there somewhere, too, right?
As usual, someone was nice (proud?) enough to share all the pictures, ingredients, and reviews of the whole process so we can indulge vicariously through their efforts. Do you think you would eat this?