While we were enjoying some soup from the Stock Market, my son really didn't want anything to do with it. However, the mere mention of a chocolate donut from Lee's reinvigorated his appetite. For those who are not familiar with Lee's Donuts, it's been a staple at Granville Island for as long as I can remember. They still make donuts the traditional way, where they have substance to them (unlike Krispy Kreme). The only other donut that I personally think resembles Lee's are Top Pot out of Seattle. It's another one of those things I had as a kid and now my own kids are enjoying it as well. I really wonder if they will ever enjoy Beef Tongue like I do? Maybe if I hide it in a jelly donut?
I only decided to get a half-dozen since Lee's donuts are quite filling compared to those of Krispy Kreme. I ended up getting one of each: Chocolate, Double Chocolate, Dutch Chocolate, Mango-filled, Jelly-filled and Sprinkles. The chocolate cake donuts are actually not that dense. The slightly crisp exterior encapsulates the soft cake interior. The yeast jelly-filled donuts have just the right amount of chewiness combined with the sweet filling. However, I find that the donuts are not extremely sweet such as the ones from Krispy Kreme. However, I like Krispy Kreme donuts in their own right. They are much lighter and I could probably eat 3 just like that. In fact, Miss Y once ate 4 Krispy Kremes in one sitting; to my utter disgust and shock. It's a bit difficult to eat 4 Lee's donuts in one sitting (unless you're Miss Y); but it's a real treat to have one nonetheless.
- Freshly made
- Textures in both cake and yeast donuts are perfect
- Good flavour without being too sweet
- If you swear by Krispy Kreme donuts, these might be too dense for you