Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Our Quest For Donut Perfection

A few weeks back the girls and I set out on a mission.
 Our objective is to find the tastiest donut shop in the Joplin area. 

I mean c'mon. Doesn't one "NEED" to know the best place to go when one has a donut craving?! Plus it promised to be a tasty and fun adventure.

The rules of our search are as follows:
1. We purchase 3 types of donuts: cake, maple bar and a glazed.
2. We eat and "discuss" the donuts comparing them to the others we have previously tried.
3. We closely check out the shop for variety of both flavors and toppings as well as the atmosphere
4. We have FUN!

We started our quest at Sweet Spot.

If I am being brutally honest here, this place was a HUGE disappointment. It is Joplin's newest donut shop and I will be shocked if it is still there in 6 months. Variety was awful, freshness was questionable and the set up of the building was just plain weird.

But the girls loved it. That is the best part about doing this with the girls, they are easily pleased. I wasn't impressed but they sure were. Hopefully this process will "refine their palates a bit".

This weekend we went to our second stop, Heavenly Donuts.

The selection here was MUCH better. They had at least twice the amount of donuts to choose from, if not more. They even had these adorable little gingerbread man shaped donuts that made the girls giggle. The donuts tasted a lot fresher and were much better. We also liked the way the store was laid out. Only down fall here was they weren't the "friendliest" bunch of people, but the service wasn't really bad either. 

We definitely enjoyed Heavenly Donuts better. The girls
said "The donuts here are much yummier than the last place". I couldn't have agreed more. 

We still have a few more stops to make before we choose a winner and we couldn't be more excited about that. Stay tuned!

Do you have a go to donut shop?

post signature


  1. We always go to the daylight donuts at stones corner because it's closest to our house. But if we had a favorite I think it would be college station right over by Gusano's :)

    1. I have heard GREAT things about College Station and I am super excited to go there. That will probably be our next stop. Then we will probably wrap up with Dudes (I think Dudes will be hard to beat, but we will see). I was trying to decide how far we wanted to go and considered Webb City and stones corner. But I think we will stick to inside Joplin.

  2. Saw, I've heard that national donut day is coming up in June! You should celebrate :)

    1. Dang it! That should be "So" not Saw. Darn you, autocorrect!

    2. Uh yeah we should!!! Any excuse to eat a donut is a winner in my book!