22 Jun 2016

Crosstown Doughnuts Review

My Experience Of Crosstown Doughnuts

Like most things in life, not all doughnuts are created equal. I've seen, and heard a lot of hype about crosstown doughnuts. Namely for the fact that they're one of only a few places in London where you can enjoy a yummy food hybrid known to many as a crodough.

So, you can imagine my face when I spotted some crosstown doughnuts sitting pretty in
Selfridges food hall.

I've been wanting to try an epic Crosstown doughnut and croissant hybrid "crodough" for some time. Now was my chance!

The helpful server told me what his fave doughnuts were. It seemed he couldn't quite choose at first, but settled on a custard crodough plus a caramel and banana doughnut.

Crosstown doughnuts are very eye catching. The caramel and banana doughnut looks and sounds like a unique but pleasant invention. I procrastinated over the tasty selection of Crosstown doughnuts on offer, finally settling on a custard crodough. To be fair, a custard crodough was always going to be coming home with me - whether it liked it or not!

I added an oreo crodough from Crosstown to the list, turning back round again for a caramel and banana crodough.

Crosstown crodough's have very dense dough. They're more doughnutty than croissanty.
Crosstown Crodough
Crosstown Doughnuts Custard Crodough

The custard crodough from Crosstown has a lovely, buttery taste. It's only mildly sweet. I love the custard crodough by Crosstown. I'd definitely buy one again. Price at time of purchase - £3.29

The Oreo crodough by Crosstown is delicious. Buttery, and only mildly sweet - which is a good thing. The filling inside is creamy with a nice tang. Price at time of purchase - £3.29
Banana caramel doughnut
Crosstown caramel and banana doughnut

The crosstown caramel and banana doughnut isn't quite my cup of tea. That's not to say that it's horrible. It's pretty decent. I thought it was a bit overdone at first, but realised after my first bite, that bananas are probably used in the dough giving it a darker colour. The topping has a mild caramel taste, and this crosstown doughnut is filled with banana puree. Price at time of purchase - £3.50
The clever little doughnut bags by Crosstown are glossy on the inside. Keeping the doughnut toppings from sticking to the bag.

I'll definately buy doughnuts from Crosstown again in the future. As I'm a major doughnut lover - who isn't!

My first experience of Crosstown doughnuts was a good one, so I was back for more. This time around I indulged in four different crosstown doughnuts from their unique, extensive range.
Crosstown Doughnuts
The original and best out of the bunch in my opinion is the Crosstown glazed ring crodough. I've always favoured a good glazed ring doughnut over more elaborate flavours and the Crosstown glazed ring is as good as they come. Not only that, but it's not just a regular iced ring doughnut. It's actually a hybrid doughnut known to Crosstown as the crodough.

This part croissant, part doughnut geniusness tastes deliciously moorish. The dough of the iced ring crodough is a bit lighter than that of the custard crodough which I had previously tried from Crosstown. Lighter is better I might add.

The ice ring crodough strikes the perfect balance of sweetness. The icing is the perfect consistency. Not too thick and sticky. Yet not too hard or crunchy.
Crosstown Belgian Chocolate Truffle Doughnut
Crosstown Belgian Chocolate Truffle Doughnut
I also enjoyed a Belgian chocolate truffle doughnut from Crosstown, which is pretty nice indeed. The soft ring is covered in smooth creamy chocolate. Housing thick, creamy chocolate truffle mousse in the center. Would I get it again? You betcha!

Another interesting looking Crosstown doughnut that I tried has pumpkin seeds on top. The filling tastes of nutmeg and you can taste the orange zest.

My final doughnut of choice was raspberry jam. Thick, tangy raspberry jam oozes from the middle. As delicious as it is, there's a bit too much filling.

What's Amazing? 

The wide selection of tasty dougnuts and crodoughs available. My faves are the glazed ring, chocolate truffle and raspberry jam.

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