Oh man, I have really procrastinated on this blog (but also I’ve been super busy so I didn’t have much of a choice). ANYWHO. I’m throwing it back to my powerlifting meet in Grand Rapids, Michigan October 7th and 8th where I snagged a dozen donuts at The Donut Conspiracy!
On Saturday, prior to eating these donuts, Jad and I went to D’Arts Donuts and weren’t impressed. I was hoping that later on another shop in the area could offer doughy redemption but hadn’t planned on going anywhere else until Sunday. My goal on Saturday: to eat as much as possible. Why, you may ask? Well, in the world of powerlifting, you have one goal, and that is to lift as much weight as possible for a single repetition. When you want to lift heavier, you need to eat more calories to be able to provide your body with the nutrition to gain strength. For a competition, there are weight classes and in order to compete in a certain weight class you must first weigh in at or below your competition weight. I cut down to 121.5lbs in order to compete at 123lbs (56kg), so Saturday for me meant that I had to eat as many calories as possible in order to fuel my body for the competition on Sunday.
After a great breakfast at Wolfgang’s (mentioned in previous blog post), some unimpressive pastries at D’Arts, and a few naps, Jad and I went to go grab some dinner. As we were pulling out of the restaurant parking lot with our food ready to smash some macaroni and watch the Michigan vs. Michigan State football game (go blue!), Jad spotted a sign for The Donut Conspiracy. He whipped the car around and within 5 minutes we found ourselves standing in front of glass cases filled with delicious doughy angels waiting to be eaten.
Originally we were only going to grab a half dozen, but a lovely young man who was very tolerable of my odd obsession with donuts informed us that it was only $15 for a dozen! $15.00!! No no, wait. Let me spell that out for you: F-I-F-T-E-E-N D-O-L-L-A-R-S. Let me tell you, for donuts that look like this, most places would be charging much more than $15 for a dozen.
I couldn’t wait to get back to the hotel and smash on some of these bad boys. I was truly hoping for a better outcome than D’Arts, and I can’t say I wasn’t disappointed, but I wasn’t amazed either. Overall, these donuts were decent, but flavors sort of blended in together, shall I say, and cancelled each other out almost. There were two different styles of donuts also. There was one that looked a little more like a croissant-style (above), and then there was your traditional round style. Both were good–I think the croissant-style a little bit better because they weren’t as dry and crumbly as the traditional style. Toppings on these things were great, but I felt like the donuts relied too much on the toppings. Sure, I love great toppings just as much as the next person, but they will never make up for the donut itself. They sure do make the donuts look #instagood though!
Would I go back? Mm, I think so. They were relatively cheap and even if I wasn’t wow’ed, I still liked them and would go back for at least one (maybe that anger management since that wasn’t part of our dozen).
Donut score: 7/10.