The best way to take your mind off car troubles? Go get doughnuts of course! Last night after the Everclear failed to turn my engine light off, Sidney and I went to the nearby Fractured Prune doughnut shop for a unique experience you don’t get at normal pastry joints.
For those of you who don’t know, Fractured Prune is a fast expanding doughnut chain that takes Krispy Kreme’s fresh out of the oven reputation, combines it with Which Witch’s ordering style, and grabs inspiration from Chipotle’s cafeteria-style set up.
That description might sound a little complicated but Fractured Prune really is as simple as it gets. In line you receive a card that lists on one side the signature doughnuts (called “Favorites”) that are offered. If you want one (or a dozen) you simply mark in the appropriate place. On the reverse side is the option to create your own doughnut. You have the freedom to choose from a bunch of pretty wild glazes and an intriguing list of toppings. You mark what you want and hand the card over to the employee.
Once the handoff is made, you watch as your doughnut is prepared. The employee grabs a fresh doughnut out of the machine and then dips it in your preferred glaze. From there the delicacy is then dipped in the toppings of your choice. The doughnut is then wrapped in parchment paper and placed on a tray. You pay and then go to a table to enjoy.
These doughnuts are the real deal. Then again, it is hard to go wrong with a fresh baked, hot doughnut. I devoured mine and ate most of Sidney’s. Ordering off the Favorites portion of the card, Sidney got the Morning Buzz, a doughnut that contained a mocha glaze with cookie crumbs. I opted for creating my own doughnut as I chose a banana glaze with carnival sprinkles and cookie crumbs. Other glazes included key lime, maple, mocha, blackberry, and many more. Interesting toppings include bacon, sea salt, and vanilla wafers.
For me, the pricing isn’t that bad. It will run you about a $1.70 per doughnut. You see, I am someone who would just go inside the shop and purchase one or two doughnuts to eat for dessert. When you factor that out, that is less than what you would spend at an ice cream shop. However, if you were to purchase a dozen so you could bring in a box of doughnuts to work, that would be a little on the expensive side.
You aren’t going to miss out too much if you don’t get out to Fractured Prune soon. But if you want a unique doughnut experience, I suggest it. While I don’t believe these are really the type of sweet treats you buy by the dozen (just stick to your local grocery store or Dunkin if you want to surprise your office with doughnuts), it is a fun dine-in stop. If you do go, try the bacon…I really want to know how it is! Don’t Blink.