“ Brand: Morrisons / Type: Cakes „
i have been a doughnut fan since i was a lad i use to think that parslows of reading could stake the claim of best doughnuts on this planet .move over parslows you been roundly thrashed by morrisons.currently in my opinion the best on this planet .ken firstname.lastname@example.org
Of the major supermarkets, although it is not always the cheapest, Morrisons is by far my favourate. They have the best lay out and store decor and they have some fantastic offers, which chamge on a regular basis and include things that you would buy anyway, like bread. I have tried jam donuts from most of the big supermarkets at one point or another but I do have to say that these are by far the jammiest. They have loads of jam in the middle, not like some where there is a teeny tiny bit. Although donuts aren't a great idea all the time and are loaded with all the bad stuff, they make a lovely treat now and again. Priced at 65p for 5, they are an average price compared to the other supermarkets. All around the same size so value wise, they're in keeping with the other stores. These do always taste very fresh and have lot's of sugar on them. As I used to work in a supermarket when I was at College, I learnt that you can tell when a donut is not so fresh because all of the sugar sort of melts and dissolves. when they are fresh, you can the bits of sugar and they are bright white. I have brought donuts from other shops and even though they were full price, they were not very fresh. The morrisons donuts are always lovely and fresh and soft. I have to give these a 5 out of 5 star rating because they are just so yummy. If only they were good for you too!
I love these donuts from Morrisons, they're the ones that are baked in the store and sold in brown bags containing 5 donuts. They cost about 70p and as well as these raspberry ones you can also get apple or custard donuts, I've had both of them and the raspberry ones are deffo the best. It's not very often you get them while they're still warm but sometimes you'll get lucky and get some mega fresh ones. The donuts are always fresh but sometimes they're just better again! lol You get quite a bit of jam in every donut, it's more than one mouth full and I think that's very generous because in the Tesco donuts that we used to buy there was only about half the amount of jam in them. The jam is lovely and sweet but it's also a bit tangy and tastes lovely of raspberries instead of just a general fruity taste like you get in a lot of donuts. The donut is yummy. They're not madly greasy but are a little bit or they'd be boring! They've got a nice chewy texture that will melt in your mouth slowly so that you can chew them but they will also dissolve into a thick sugary paste that's yummier than it sounds! lol The donuts have been sprinkled with sugar and that makes them a bit more sweet, it means you can't do the "don't lick your lips" challenge because the sugar is lovely and thick. I think these donuts are delish, easy the best ones you can buy and less than 20p a donut. I love the way the jam is well placed in the centre of the donut so that you can try and get some jam with every mouth full, or be like me and eat the yummy sponge round the jam and then spoil yourself with the fruity delish jam with the last 2 bites.
Morrisons have an excellent cake counter in their stores and I do try to avoid it like the plague as the shelves are filled with temptation however last weekend we had friends staying over and when I saw a special offer of five of their raspberry donust on offer for £1 I thought they would make a great accompainment to afternoon coffee. The thing that I really like about the donuts from Morrisons and the thing that makes them stand out from the other supermarket donuts is that they use icing sugar as a coating on the outside rather than granulated sugar. The donuts themselves are nice and round and plump, they hava lovely golden brown colour on the outside and inside the dough is nice and fliffy, the outer brown skin has a dusting of icing sugar on it and has a sliughtly chewy feel, inside amongst the dough there is a generous squirt of rich raspberry jam which has a nice fruity taste and is very smooth and not at all artificial in taste either. I do find these quite filling and one is more than enough as a midday snack although the boyfriend scoffed two down in quich succession. At five for a pound these wre a tasty bargain even if they have a load of calories.
I came accros these doughnuts in Morrisons today when we were on our way back from Penzanze. They cost 69p for five doughnuts or you can buy two packs for a pound. We picked the Raspberry jam variety. The packaging is more similar to how doughnuts used to be wrapped and instead of being in a paper bag, they are in a cardboard tray covered in clear plastic. The colour sticker on the packaging represents the variety of doughnut for example pink is Raspberry. The doughnuts are about three inches wide and around a inch and a half tall. They are a golden brown in colour and look very soft. The sugar coating is some what different to your traditional doughnut as it is more powdery and less sticky. When you bite into the doughnut you can see how soft they are, they taste very fresh and moist. There is a fantastic amount of jam inside the doughnut, this tastes rich and fruity and is a deep red in colour. I think the sugary coating on this doughnuts is much better than on other doughnuts because it's less messy and sticky. There is no nutritional information on the packaging or ingredients, but it does say the jam contains colourings, flavourings and preservatives. I really think these doughnuts were very tasty and very moreish and wanted to eat more than one. I did think these were good value for money, especially two for a pound and I would definatley buy them again. I really enjoyed the taste of these due to the differnt sugar used.
Whichever of the main supermarkets I happen to be shopping in, I always buy a packet of their fresh filled donuts when I know my granddaughters' are coming or if I'm expecting visitors. I've never really had a particular favourite as one donut is very much like another in my opinion, but recently I tried a Morrisons fresh raspberry donut and have to say they are easily the best of the lot. Morrisons use icing sugar on their plump and wonderfully browned donuts, this makes them feel nice and sticky while not being quite so sickly sweet as the fine granulated sugar the other supermarkets use. The texture of the donut itself is perfect, and this is coming from me as a non-donut lover. They are slightly fluffier than other supermarket donuts and while still retaining the trademark heaviness of a donut, these ones are not such a stodgy struggle to get through as the donuts from Tesco I bought last weekend. There is a generous portion of raspberry jam in each donut which tastes deliciously fruity; slightly tart yet sugary enough to liven up the blander batter of the donut. Not that the batter is particularly bland that is, it just tastes donutty - which is a gorgeous mixture of sweet, savoury, greasy and a delicious almost-burned flavour. I think these donuts are wonderful, absolutely delicious. They aren't overly sweet and feel like a real treat, although they are rather sweet and sickly so I don't eat them very often - having said that my granddaughters' can easily eat three of them if they think they can get away with it so perhaps it's my older constitution that struggles with the absolute sugar overload of these (or any) fresh donuts. All the donuts I've bought from Morrisons have been perfectly fresh, every now and then you'll get there just in time to buy the still-warm donuts and then they are a real treat if you can get them home while the jam is still warm. I've never bought donuts that have tasted stale or being of poor quality in any other way. The one thing you do have to remember is that because this is a fresh product it has a short life, I find that by the following day the donuts are starting to go stale and the day after that they are inedible. For that reason I am glad the donuts are available in packs of both five or two - when my granddaughters' are visiting I buy the five but the double packs are ideal for me. The donuts are cheaper than my next favourite brand (Sainsbury's Jam Ball Donuts) at just 59p for five, while the two pack is around 31p - a very good price indeed for such a tasty weekend treat!
I can be a sucker for anything that resembles cake. Usually I save these indulgences for when I get together with friends and we have a coffee with something sweet. Monday saw one of these occasions, and being the naughty person that I am, I popped into Morrison's on the way to see the girls and bought some doughnuts along with some other cakes. When it comes to doughnuts, I only really like them filled with raspberry jam. I wouldn't call myself a traditional person, but I look at a doughnut with custard or apple in them and they just don't seem right. You can buy doughnuts in Morrison's in a bag of two for 29p or a pack of five for 59p. These are usually on offer when you buy a couple of packets as well. For a cheaper cake treat, you can't go wrong with buying doughnuts. Packaged in a cardboard base with thin plastic wrapping over the top, you do have to watch that the outer plastic layer isn't ripped in the corners. If it is your doughnuts will go stale very quickly, and may even be a bit hard when you buy them so watch out for it. The plus side to this packaging is that you can see the product you are buying before you buy it. I like this because you can see if the batch of doughnuts has been under or over cooked, and can choose the nicest looking packet before you part with money. It's always recommended that you have a plate with a doughnut as if you're anything like me you'll bite into the wrong side and the jam will appear everywhere but your mouth. It has become a well honed skill to try and determine where the jam was inserted into the doughnut. Now I'm sure everyone reading this has eaten a doughnut at one time in your life. Morrison's raspberry filled jam ones aren't anything like the small ones you can buy from the mobile vans that taste as though they have just come out of a deep fat fryer with fat dripping from them. They do however taste slightly greasy, although this gives me the impression that they are vaguely fresh and not previously frozen like a lot of cakes can be these days. The doughnuts are a generous size and you will be hard pushed to eat one of these without licking your lips. One of the best bits about these doughnuts is the thin icing sugar coating around the dough. Some doughnuts you can buy are covered in thick granules of sugar, but these are covered in a very fine sugar, and there always appears to be lots of it. Very bad for your teeth but very nice to indulge. I always find the dough from the doughnut fairly light, but occasionally you will find a slightly stodgy doughnut in the pack. The poor doughnut must have been left a bit long in the cooking process, but usually I have nothing to complain about in the texture. The taste is fairly sweet when you mix the jam and the sugar together with the dough. If you are unlucky enough to get a doughnut with a sparse amount of jam then your experience could be quite a dry one, and leaving the need to eat another doughnut just to get the proper taste! When I buy doughnuts I never look at the nutritional values on the pack, nor will I look at them for the purpose of this review. There is nothing good in a doughnut except the pleasure you get from eating it, so if you're going to buy them, enjoy them and don't worry about the fat content. A pack of doughnut will stay fresh for a couple of days if not eaten on the day of purchase, but they'll rarely last that long so enjoy them.
I am eating one of these doughnuts for my breakfast as I type this review. All supermarkets have their own brand of jam filled doughnuts but Morrisons version are different and im my opinion the best. Most doughnuts are covered in sugar, sticky on your hands and not so good for your teeth! These have a light sprinkling of icing sugar; still not the healthiest thing I know but much better than tonnes of sugar. The icing sugar doesn't have an overpowering sweetness like sugar does so doesn't distract from the taste of the dough and jam either. Another plus point is the jam itself, so tasty and fruity; again not too sugary. The doughnut really is full with it too, from the first to the last bite you get a mouthful of jam. I have my doughnut warm and after 30 seconds in the microwave the jam has spilled out through the little hole in the side of it and is all over my plate too, still plenty in the doughnut though and I enjoy dipping my doughnut in the excess! The base of the doughnut is obviously the dough, these are lovely and soft and squidgy, I used to live at the seaside and the doughnuts made fresh in front of you on the harbour were the best in the world but these come a close second. Doughnuts are always best eaten on the day of purchase or as soon as possible, the problem being they are often sold in packs of 8 or 10 and I always succeed in eating them in 2 days! I'm only doing as i'm told on the packet..... Morrisons solve this problem (cos obviously I hate having to eat so many!!) lol, their doughnuts are available in packs of 8 or a pack of 2 which I buy for 29p. This way we do our shop on an evening and have a doughnut each for breakfast the next day while they're still lovely and fresh. They come in a little brown bag which has an old fashioned label on it saying 'Morrisons, the cake shop' and a cute little doodle of a slice of cake. On the bag there is a pink sticker which informs you that the doughnuts inside are Raspberry ones, you can also buy Strawberry ones and on those the sticker is red. I am also informed that they have been prepared for me in the store I bought them from and not shipped in frozen from elsewhere. All in all I think 29p for a tasty treat of a breakfast for 2 is fantastic!
Morrisons Raspberry donuts come in packs of five in a small carboard box and a cellophane covering. They are round as most donut tend to be with a generous middle of Raspberry jam. Lovely if you get them fresh from the oven as I mostly always do as the Morrison's I shop at has its own bakery. The smells that come from it are divine. The donuts are quite a good size and full of jam so you get a good helping of both, they are coated with sugar for extra sickly sweetness. My son prefers the Raspberry ones from the Strawberry or apple or vanilla and chocolate variety that are also available. Cost around 59p per pack or sometimes two packs for a £1 or other offers permitting. Sometimes buy one get one free too. They are light dough based, which is nice to bite into and tastes delicious the jam is ok for a jam that appears to be more liquid than thick fruity jam. I suppose this is for ease of insertion into the donut. But never the less a good flavour. Smell gorgeous when straight from the ovens. Ever tried eating one without licking your lips it simply cannot be done.
I have a bit of a reputation as being rather partial to Donuts both at work and at home. I love them. When my sister visits she usually brings donuts with her and my colleagues will usually get me a donut when its birthday time and cakes are the order of the day. Woe betide anyone who nicks my donut they will be reprimanded quite harshly by my colleagues. I am always on the look out for decent donuts and I have recently come across the best donuts I have ever tasted and none so far have reached this kind of perfection until now. I have tried donuts from all the major supermarkets local bakeries and other outlets. You name them I have probably tried them My impression of the following :- Sainsburys--- Nasty greasy gritty granulated sugar and tight with the jam. Tesco........Gritty granulated sugar and far too much sugar coating for my liking. Local bakeries vary in quality some nice amount of jam but gritty. Crispy crèmes are absolutely the most revolting donuts I have ever tasted and how they have the nerve to charge over a quid for a mouthful of bland tasteless dough is beyond me and quite a rip off. Even their flavoured donuts are not quite nice and I would have to offend by refusing if someone offered me one. I know some people swear by them..........they get me swearing for sure. Now I have got that off my chest let's get on with the review. I went to Morrison's supermarket rather by chance than on a shopping mission and whilst passing the bread department noticed shelves of freshly made in house donuts. Not ever having tried any from Morrison's before I thought as a matter of consumer interest I ought to try them. It just had to be done. They are sold in packets of five donuts for 65p which worked out at 13p each and they are in a cardboard tray wrapped in baker's cellophane. If you buy two packets on offer they work out at £1.09 just under 11p each. However not having tried any before from Morrison's I just bought one packet. I got them home unpacked the shopping and popped the kettle on as you do! Opened up the packet and was pleased to see that the donuts were lightly coated in icing sugar. Not overly iced just a fine dusting and the donuts looked nicely golden brown underneath the icing sugar. They seemed quite spongy and not hard at all. Biting into the donut I was pleasantly surprised to find the donut was nice, light and airy and not heavy or doughy. It tasted really nice and not a hint of grease. The next bite and I was well into the jam which tasted tart but mixed with the icing sugar was really nice and sweet. There was an ample amount of jam in the donut which is what I enjoy most. The taste was absolutely great. Just to make sure I was not wrong in my tasting I had to have another later that afternoon purely for research purposes you understand. YUM. Nutritional information. There is no nutritional information available on the packet. Treat them as a treat rather than a staple and you won't go far wrong. They also make them in other flavours too including Strawberry, Custard, apple and believe it or not mint chocolate. Raspberry and Strawberry are true jam donuts......It is sacrilege to even consider the custard apple and especially the choc mint variety. Time for a little confession here. I did make a special trip out to Morrison's to buy some one day but they had sold out and I wouldn't touch the custard apple or mint choc ones with a barge pole. I only like jammy Donuts. OK OK they are not good for dieters and are probably laden with a zillion calories but hey they are ok for a treat and boy are you in for a real treat. In my humble opinion they are the best donuts I have tasted in a long while and recommend them without hesitation. They also freeze well so when I make the odd trip to Morrison's I will buy a packet for immediate consumption and freeze the other packet. Enjoy!