Donut Queen…

Donut Queen

“Anything that feels good couldn’t possibly be bad.” ~Angelina Jolie~

Okay…it was claimed that donuts belonged to the top 10 food that is not good for our health. What the heck. I make sure to balance my diet with the healthy ones, remember I’m a broccoli/ blueberry girl (among other fruits & vegees)!

The truth of the matter is. From the list of my favorite  “sweet treats” which is also known as desert. Donuts if not on top my list, had always been part of it.

I remember during highschool. My then boyfriend used to hang out as often as we could on this Donuts store a few blocks away from our school. We actually had our first date there. Mushy. Whenever I was with him, I choose the long versions conscious enough to eat them with poise, I’m worried all the time, that If I ordered the round ones, I may not be able to eat them primly and properly. Lol!

Mind you, when he’s not around and I am with my girl friends. I devoured on the round ones! Not minding as to whether how unprim I am going to consume them. There’s a large glass of Coke anyway. Donut + Coke = Lethal combination.

Going back, I am just an ordinary girl craving for “sweet treats” and Donuts seems to be so attractive to me, lures me upon seeing its different flavors that comes in several colors and shapes and with their successful advertisements achieving a lot in convincing me that its okay to binge from time to time to “sweets”.  (–,) Or literally, forgetting about “Healthy diet” and giving in to this decadent temptation.

Let me enumerate them:

Krispy Kreme

NY cheescake..
NY cheesecake..

Mister Donut

Twist and Bavarian..

Dunkin Donuts

I must say that I love their color combination of fuchsia and orange, they’re such a happy color for me. Originally, as a young teenager, I am already happy with the Bavarian flavored donuts and munchkins. Recently, DD came up with new flavors. Of course, I have chosen this:

Blueberry cheesecake…

Go nuts Donuts

Butter nut prima donut! =)

J.Co Donuts (recently making waves)

Blueberry more..
Blueberry more..
Al Capone..=)

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What’s nice with this new Donut store in town, is that they offer variety – they have of course coffee to match the donuts, they have sandwiches and they have frozen yogurt. =)

Cafe Macaron (Raffles Hotel)

Raffles came up with their own Doussant (doh-sant), just like what MD did. Though Raffles prepares a limited stock daily, in order for them to keep them fresh everyday.

Pistacchio & Cinnamon variants..

Cello’s Donuts (Katipunan)

Proudly Pinoy-made..

Scarsdale Artisanal Doughnuts (Mandaluyong)

My S’mores from the famous Scarsdale Artisanal Donuts..

I am not trying to rewrite the rules of healthy living. Though indulging on these won’t hurt a lot, after those palatial bites – remain perpetuating parity in what is good to our health and what’s not.

Happy eating! ❤


Sweet treat Wednesday – Scarsdale Artisanal Delights…

Scarsdale Artisanal Delights

Scarsdale is a familiar town down the countryside part of the City that never sleeps (New York). It is explicitly a delight to see names of shops here in our country inspired by other places. It meant that the curator might have been exposed to a lot of amazing places and to bring it here signifies that Filipinos has a discriminating taste when it comes to food along with most of our “needs and wants” as well.

The first Scarsdale Artisanal Delights branch you will find along Shaw boulevard in Mandaluyong, Metro Manila. It is actually inside S&R’s building and fronting other newly opened food destinations such as Project Pie, Starbucks (which recently transferred, they are originally located at the ground floor of Lee gardens, and due to lack of space, the transfer took place just late last year), B&P Just like home, and soon to open Family Mart.

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Chalk-written mural..

I learned from one of the friendly attendant that Scarsdale is a sister company of Go nuts Donuts. This move is with pride I’m sure to put up these place offering home-made doughnuts in limited yet irresistible I can’t make up my mind variants. Part of their menu is the latest doughnut craze of combining a doughnut with a croissant. Some call them doussant, some call them croughnut, whichever way you want to call it, it is equally delightful to the bite.

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Made me fickle..

During their soft opening, my soul sis dragged me fervently telling me with excitement that there’s a new dainty shop that sells specialty doughnuts and it was so timely, we were very busy lately and it’s like capping the day with a good chat on top of some sweet treats.

My “in any angle” beautiful sistah!

Mine was S’mores.

My S’mores..

And her’s is green tea glazed doughnut which photo I forgot to take. (–,)(she has always been very health conscious opposite myself that I eat anything regardless of the fats and calories and cholesterol maxed out in a day).

scarsdale donuts

We were about to be sitted when one of the owners directed our bags to these small hooks under the table.

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Hooks under the table..

When you are so engrossed chatting with your buddies and you forgot about your bag, those little hooks under will secure your valuables. I didn’t mean to discriminate concerns on safety, though those little things adds value to the service and whether we like it or not, it meant a lot.

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So witty yet caring..

Their menu is somewhat special,


they do not mass-pro, each variant were made in little quantity, so they’re always guaranteed fresh,

They have croughnuts too..

they have sandwiches too making use of the dough for their doughnuts as sandwich buns itself

Is that a sack of flour?

and they have spreads too which bottles are adoringly packed with a country-vibe feel.

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So artistic..

The place is idyllic with those chalked written menu boards that specially appeals to me. There’s a second floor though according to them they are still finishing it up. I overheard that one artist is doing another mural upstairs and I can’t wait to go up once its done. I love murals! That’s the reason why I asked my buddy once to search for Chef Del Rosario’s restaurant in Makati, just because of the mural. ehehe.

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Sacks of flour..

Going back to the doughnut, I liked it being chewy and doughy. Aint a food blogger so I do not know how to describe it, though its incomparable with the doughnuts that most of us is familiar with, and the real deal here is they are very affordable.

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Cutie knick knack holder (utensils, ads, menu).
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A transparent mural. I termed it transparent because they directly draw on the wall’s surface..
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View from the second floor..
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Another mural on the second floor..
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And I thought they are real apples..

With the ambiance that they’ve created, the manner of how they packaged their products,

Cool boxes for take-outs/ take-aways/ to-go orders whatever..

the sense of Art incorporated in every corner,

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Choices of Drinks..
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Black, with fresh milk..
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Sugar, sugar, sugar..
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The power of media…

the showcase of ingredients and a kitchen/ working area that’s transparent to the customers, they can wrestle with the other brands that sells equally noteworthy doughnuts in the country, this I guess is going to be one of the best doughnuts of our time. I am actually collating all of the doughnuts I’ve tried here in our country (just like what I did with my blueberry cheesecake adventure) and probably enumerate them here and claim a personal all-time favorite.

We are actually coming back, and I cant wait to try their version of croughnuts, I’d be getting the apple pie variant. Scarsdale Artisanal Delights is worth your more than one visits.