Pumpkin Donut Challenge: Day 3

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Trying out the Pumpkin Spice donut from Tim Horton's this cold and very rainy morning...



I like the texture...not heavy at all.



I also had my old standby....the team at TH knows me so well that they often have the coffee ready and waiting when they see us hit the drive thru. I have at least one of these a day...I {heart} their coffee.


If you know me, you know I love going for my morning (and afternoon....and sometimes evening) coffee at Tim Horton's in W. Irondequoit. I've been a regular pretty much since they opened, and Ben and Gert (the giraffe I told you about yesterday) go there with me. We know pretty much everyone there and they adore Ben and have fun kidding around with him.


Today's donut comes from Tim Horton's.

I have to admit that I have tried this before. I liked it the first time, but that was right when it first came out and I haven't had it since then. I adore the Pumpin Spice Muffin at Tim Horton's. I'd give it a high rating, but the Pumpkin Spice Donut is just a good donut. Nothing in the range of yesterday's donut. Nothing special. Nothing great. Not bad....but not something I would want to regularly waste calories on.


This is not a dense donut. If you've ever had a donut from Ridge Donut Cafe you will know what I am talking about. Their donuts are stellar, but they are also very dense and I don't think I've ever eaten one in a single sitting. I usually cut it in quarters or sometimes halves.

The Pumpkin Spice Donut from Tim Horton's is a little bit smaller than the Dunkin Donuts one and about the same size as the one from Herman's.

The texture is light...the glazed top is sweet without being over the top sweet. I immediately detect the pumpkin flavor, but what is missing is the spicy flavor of cinnamon or other pumpkin pie spices.

I like this donut. It's good. If I were grading it report card style, it would get a B....or a "Meeting Standards" on our school district's grading scale. Will I order one of these donuts again this season? No.

Truthfully, unless the other two donuts blow me away, I have a feeling I'll be getting any remaining pumpkin donuts that quick jaunt across the Baby Bridge in Webster....


RATING SCALE

* POOR

**FAIR

***GOOD

****VERY GOOD

*****FABULOUS!


HOW DOES THE PUMPKIN DONUT FROM TIM HORTON'S RATE?

Size: ***
Appearance: ***
Texture: ***
Flavor: ***

OVERALL: ***
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