Monday, November 16, 2009

“Neither man or nation can exist without a sublime idea.” - Sublime Doughnuts

From the box.

I don't really like doughnuts. Most of the time, they're too sweet or just not a great balance of flavor or texture. Frankly, the only doughnuts that I've ever loved are the Super Doughnuts of my yesteryouth public school lunch rooms. Seriously, I could eat these like many people eat Krispy Kreme. I had previously mentioned Sublime in my Cypress Street review, and I will now delve into the specialities of their nondescript storefront bordering Georgia Tech.

Sublime Doughnuts are special. They're boutique doughnuts. Little hand crafted nuggets of pastry. There are unique flavors and perfect preparation at Sublime that you just cannot get anywhere else. The dough is light, fluffy, and usually the doughnuts aren't on the overly sweet side. Thanks to Xerxes, I got a Groupon for half a dozen and hit them up on Saturday. Sadly they didn't have any of the chocolate-based doughnuts that I was jonesin' for. They have a deep dark fudge that I enjoy and a new black and tan (chocolate doughnut, Dulce de Leche icing) that I was looking forward to trying. Neither were in stock. Actually for a Saturday morning at 8 a.m., I found their selection to be lacking.
The six I got were:
1. Raspberry Heart (Kin's favorite) - It's a powdered doughnut with raspberry preserves. I'm not a huge fruit dessert fan, so I've never tried this one, but Kins would swear by it.

2. A-Town Cream - Again, I'm not a doughnut fan, so I'd never had a cream filled doughnut. I was hopping for a more whipped/butter cream filling but this was too sweet for me. However, I have to imagine for most doughnut eaters, it's not that sweet at all. The doughnut is A-shaped and has dark chocolate icing.

3. Caramel Apple Fritter - This one is a winner for me. The first day, I dubbed it too sweet, but the next afternoon, I killed it. Really nice flavor combination, just not a fan of all the glaze.

4. Reese's Cup - By far my favorite of what we ordered. It's just a plain doughnut with milk chocolate icing and Reese's Peanut Butter Cup crumbles. The center hole is merely hollowed out slightly, not cut off, and filled with peanut butter cream.
5. Dulce de Leche - It's a plain doughnut with caramel icing. There was too much icing on this one, but it's a pretty decent doughnut.

6. Smores - This doughnut looks awesome. It's robed in chocolate icing with graham cracker crumbs dusting the entire surface. The center, like the Reese's Cup, is filled with marshmallow cream and dusted with cocoa powder. I love how this doughnut looked and tasted, but it didn't really convey smores to me.
Atlanta, is lucky to have such a great doughnut shop and I encourage all locals and visitors to visit and keep this place churning out the good stuff. Their doughnuts are not only unique in flavor and texture, but also sheer variety. In a world filled with overrated cupcake-like trends, Sublime stands out for their unique, hand-crafted product.
All their sign says is Doughnuts.

BTW- the title quote is from Dostoyevsky

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