Aug 2, 2015

Review: Tastykake - 2015 Summer Edition Mini Donuts

Tastykake's 2015 Summer Mini Donuts come in two varieties: Blueberry and Orange.

They come in 10-oz bags at $2.99 a piece but I received these courtesy of Tastykake.

Both mini donuts come covered in powdered sugar, which seems to be quite common for the brand's seasonal donuts. Like most packaged donuts, they're cake donuts rather than yeast. While they sport the same coat of powdered sugar, the two flavors differ in the color, flavor, and smell.

The Orange donuts are bright orange, while the Blueberry donuts are almost purple. Aroma-wise, the Blueberry donut give off a strong berry smell, while the Orange donuts emit a more muted, less distinct smell.

The moisture and softness were decent, which is pretty good for packaged mini donuts.

In taste, I liked the Orange ones better than the blueberry, which was interesting as I tend to favor blueberry baked goods over orange-flavored ones. The Orange mini donuts felt truer to the fruit, while the blueberry ones just didn't have the same pop. Part of the reason might have been that I've eaten fresh-fried blueberry donuts, while I never had orange donuts before. So while I was comparing the blueberry donuts to other blueberry donuts, I didn't have quite the same reference point for the orange ones.

Overall, Tastykake's 2015 Summer Edition Mini Donuts were both enjoyable but the Orange ones keep me coming back for more, while the Blueberry donuts make me want to go buy a fresh blueberry donut.

Nutritional Info - Tastykake Orange Mini Donuts
Serving Size - 4 donuts (57g)
Calories - 260 (from Fat - 130)
Fat - 14g (Saturated Fat - 7g)
Sodium - 250mg
Carbs - 30g (Sugar - 13g)
Protein - 2g

Nutritional Info - Tastykake Blueberry Mini Donuts
Serving Size - 4 donuts (57g)
Calories - 260 (from Fat - 120)
Fat - 14g (Saturated Fat - 6g)
Sodium - 230mg
Carbs - 31g (Sugar - 14g)
Protein - 2g

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