Dunkin' Donuts Rating..... 7.5 out of 10
|Minimum 1 Hour Wait for Dunkin' Donuts at 7:20am|
9/14/2014. We love rating donuts. Last Sunday morning, we got up early at 6:30am, got in the car by 7am, and drove to the new Dunkin' Donuts in Santa Monica. My 12 year-old Nephew was very excited. He had heard the hype about its popularity, and with his appreciation for donuts he insisted that we try it. He was sure we needed to leave early to beat the 2 hour long lines. Well, it turns out that 7:20am was not early enough. The line was out the door, around the corner, and 200' down the street. We did not wait, and travelled one block to Krispy Kreme donuts.
|In line, camera raised over my head to get a glimpse of the donuts|
|Looks good, but only 5 donuts in my box of 6|
How We Do Our Donut RatingsAbout once a month, we buy donuts from one or more donut shops to rate them. We test a cinnamon roll and take turns choosing at least one more donut from each store. The donuts are taken home and tested by our three judges: My 10 year old daughter Lauren, my 12 year old nephew Sean, and myself. We each rate each donut using the Derby Donut Scale (scale of 1 to 10) and the averages are used to rate the shop. The table below shows each donut with its scores (the Dunkin' Donuts names are in parenthesis).
|Cinnamon Roll (Coffee Roll)||8||9||7.5||8.2|
|Plain Cake Donut (Old Fashioned)||5||8.5||8.5||7.3|
|Chocolate Raised (Chocolate Frosted)||7.5||8||5||6.8|
|Chocolate Chocolate Chip Donut (Double Chocolate)||8||9||8||8.6|
Comments from the judges
Lauren - I really liked their donuts
Sean - I would go back if the lines weren't so long
John - We tried both cake and raised donuts. Usually the raised donuts are my favorites, but the dough in these donuts was not great. No softness or chewiness. The plain cake was really good.
Conclusion - The donuts were pretty good, but not great. Certainly not worth a long wait.