Waffle Donuts at Vons
While grocery shopping at Vons a few weeks ago, I passed by the bakery section and these glazed waffles in the donut section caught my attention. Against my better judgment, I grabbed one to try.
I assumed they were supposed to be waffle donuts, which was later confirmed by the recording playing over the speakers announcing sales and new products. In theory the idea sounds intriguing. Waffles are definitely a trending food this year, with waffle sandwiches and liege waffles constantly popping up on menus.
This actually looked quite pretty too: golden brown with an even coating of glaze. However, all my happy thoughts ended at first bite. I did not enjoy this at all. I usually find most of the Von’s bakery products to be edible, but I couldn’t make it halfway through this one.
It didn’t taste like a waffle or a donut. The interior was spongy, wet and soggy and tasted mostly of maple syrup. Perhaps if they hadn’t doused it in maple syrup I would be able to tell if it is supposed to be fried dough or waffle batter, but in it’s current state, I had no idea.
It’s too bad this came out so poorly because I love the idea of waffling (or would it be waffleizing?) a donut and might try my own version at some point.
Happy Wednesday everyone!