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    Krispy Kreme Donuts

    i've heard so much about this donut place out in penrith...best tasting donuts ever etc...is it worth the trip west? any1 tried it? what hours does it open?

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    I have tried them. They are set up like a Maccas, with a drive through and selection screen etc. When they first opened, Mulgoa Rd was virtually closed to through traffic.

    Personally, they did not exceed my expectations to put it in a nice way. A lot of hype attached to them for sure. I only tried the original glazed though - $10 for a dozen.

    They are more like fairy floss than a genuine bread-like doughnut that we are used to in Australia - they almost dissolve in your mouth. They have a nice sweet taste but so has a mouthful of raw sugar.

    Anyhow - probably worth trying once but I won't be rushing back for seconds.

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    yeah, thought they were too sweet.
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    I first had them in Chicago and then in NY and became hooked. Obviously personal opinion but they are far and away the best doughnuts around, plain, glazed ones are best and have to be eaten in pairs

    I guess you just gotta try a dozen or so for yourself tongue
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    Ah see now you get into the technicalities of food - something I like even more than Citroens!

    To be a true doughnut, they should be yeast based and can be either oven baked or preferably deep fried. If they are substantially more sugar than anything else then I would guess they are just more American crap food foisted upon us poor dumb Aussies mallet
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    Ah - but they are yeast based - they just add more air. They have some patent process that adds hot air to make them lighter.

    They go through a huge machine with the temperature & humidity controlled so that they rise - then they are fried and iced.

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    And Mr coffee addict UFO they make a brew that is almost drinkable - better then any other US chain anyway!
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    To be a true doughnut, they should be yeast based and can be either oven baked or preferably deep fried.
    And lightly dusted in cinnamon sugar! None of that junk smothered in icing or full of second rate jam for me!

    And Mr coffee addict UFO they make a brew that is almost drinkable
    Yes, an "almost drinkable brew" perhaps, but is it coffee? Never yet tried anything from any Yankee chain that even remotely resembled the stuff!

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    Paul Smith:
    Ah - but they are yeast based - they just add more air. They have some patent process that adds hot air to make them lighter.

    They go through a huge machine with the temperature & humidity controlled so that they rise - then they are fried and iced.

    Paul

    A Krispy Kreme fan since I discovered then in Las Vegas tongue tongue tongue

    And Mr coffee addict UFO they make a brew that is almost drinkable - better then any other US chain anyway!
    An American food full of hot air! Now there's a reason why most of the population of the US are so full of it!

    American and good coffee are mutually exclusive terms! mallet
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    Paul Smith:
    And Mr coffee addict UFO they make a brew that is almost drinkable - better then any other US chain anyway!
    And the coffee cart guy never turned up at the French Car Day did they? I heard UFO complaining early in the day tongue

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    You can still hear him complaining - he had to stop in Leichhardt for a fix on the way home. mallet mallet

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    Paul Smith:
    You can still hear him complaining - he had to stop in Leichhardt for a fix on the way home. mallet mallet

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    Me and about half the rest of the people there were ALL fanging for coffee by lunchtime.

    Just come back from a few days west of the mountains. It was a HUGE relief to have lunch in Springwood and ask for a strong flat white and get something that actually had a kick in it.

    I had a so called SFW in Orange on Sunday arvo and I reckon I could pee stronger coffee than they served
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    You clearly lack a decent survival kit, UFO.

    Get

    One little Camping Gaz or Primus burner (the ones that take the little removable, disposable gas cartridges)

    One personal espresso machine (available at good camping gear shops although I have one of those old Italian "Atomic" machines, which adds a bit of style to the process, but takes more gas)

    A 1 litre water bottle

    Ground beans of your choice.

    A nice cup

    Sit on the fence of any yankee grunge maker's establishment and do your own thing.

    Yes, carrying gas bottles in the boot isn't recommended on safety grounds and you do run the risk of being mugged by other frustrated coffee drinkers, but hey, its worth the risk!
    Couldn't live without my survival kit when I'm in the bush!

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    I liked the Kispy Kreme Donuts, yes they are lightly coated in a glaze and are light and fluffy. They are certainly different to the Donuts that I'm used to, but having said that I would'nt go out of way to have some.
    It might be worth out there on a club cruise or the starting point for a cruise!
    Stick with Donut King if you must have Donuts, at least they are Aussie owned!
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    Paul Smith:
    You can still hear him complaining - he had to stop in Leichhardt for a fix on the way home. mallet mallet

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    Me and about half the rest of the people there were ALL fanging for coffee by lunchtime.

    Just come back from a few days west of the mountains. It was a HUGE relief to have lunch in Springwood and ask for a strong flat white and get something that actually had a kick in it.

    I had a so called SFW in Orange on Sunday arvo and I reckon I could pee stronger coffee than they served
    all the way out to orange and you were so close to a real coffee right here in parkes
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    What? Not that International Roast you dish up?

    Though, as you know, I'm a very weak coffee drinker, got an exceptionally keen sense of taste, so I don't have to offend my body to get a taste of coffee.

    As for the donuts, I'm very much on side with Rod there... cinnamon sugar is all you need, icing is offensive, jam is right out of place. Keep it for toast at breakfast...

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    The best donuts I've had were at a small french bakery chain in Melbourne, called the Laurent Bakery. They were light, but not too fluffy, and had this wonderful home made jam in them. They also have custard and chocolate filled ones.

    They make fantastic coffee too wink . Also do nice lunch, eg a smoked salmon baguet etc. Oh, and you have to try their Pain De Chocolat!
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    nJm:
    The best donuts I've had were at a small french bakery chain in Melbourne, called the Laurent Bakery. They were light, but not too fluffy, and had this wonderful home made jam in them. They also have custard and chocolate filled ones.

    They make fantastic coffee too wink . Also do nice lunch, eg a smoked salmon baguet etc. Oh, and you have to try their Pain De Chocolat!
    Nick,
    Next time I'm in Melbourne (for a drive day, or whatever reason) I'm going there!

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    Every saturday our family goes to the Camberwell market to get some nice things from one of the delis (like really nice pate etc), and then we walk down to the Laurent Bakery to get a fresh baguet or two. Oh, and their easter buns are to die for

    Like UFO, if there is one thing I like more than french cars, it is french food

    Derek, after a quick Google I found an article from when he opened his city cafe. Something to wet your appetite for lunch anyway (also interesting from a buisness perspective)
    <a href="http://www.miettas.com/restaurants/rest_96-00/laurent451.html" target="_blank">http://www.miettas.com/restaurants/rest_96-00/laurent451.html</a>

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    i went to krispy kremes yest...and these donuts are to die for...unbelievable... tongue its all fresh too...line was outside at 10pm at night!

    Also while there on my way out...another Peugeot 206 was pulling in...we tell each other "nice car" but i forgot to give him a sticker cry mallet number plate was HOW-31E or something like that...
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    [/qb][/QUOTE]all the way out to orange and you were so close to a real coffee right here in parkes [/QB][/QUOTE]

    Well actually we stayed with the rellos in Dubbo for a couple of days and I survived on what was available there. My sister had bought in fresh beans - aint she grand!

    I forgot too - we did stop in Mudgee on the way back for coffee at the Butchershop Cafe in the main street. They roast their own beans and the flavour and strength of their coffee was quite good. We will return!
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    My pearents own our own cafe' and i hate coffee.... weird aint it.
    They are now causing a bit of a revolution with the old bidies who used to ONLY have tea,.. we have chocolate, hazelnut, honey and Butterscocht coffee's. And they are selling pretty well, considering most still prefer a proper well balanced long black, good bean, properly roasted and then gournd right, not too ruf not to fine...., good double filtered water and a warm cup.

    Any hoot, most people find it weird, when i do have it its a Butterscotch Latte, or a nice Spider....
    As for Donuts, i hate the sterotype cop so much that i would never bring my self to eat one, much prefer a Crepe or Hot waffle! yum!... my 2 francs cheers chris
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