Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Mel-O-Glaze Bakery – Minneapolis, MN

It was another disc golf morning where I woke up on time. Waking up on time means I have a shot at grabbing some donuts before I go meet the guys for an early morning round of embarrassment. I was headed across the Twin Cities and Mel-O-Glaze had been calling my name for weeks now. It was time.

I walked into the place and was impressed with the amount of goodies in the cases. There also seemed to be a lot of dads here this morning with their kids. I wonder if mom really knew where they were. Everything here looks fantastic, even the pastry type things that I don’t eat. It was a tough call, but I went with the old stand-by: a cinnamon twist and a chocolate raised donut. I also saw they had chocolate milk shake drinks in the drink cooler, so I picked up one of those, as well.

I headed out to the car to take some photos, wolf down these donuts, and make it to the course on time. The cinnamon twist was one of the best I’ve had. VERY glazed and extremely soft. This thing basically came untwisted while you were eating it. And the donuts were warm – this doesn’t seem like much, but it exponentially increases the flavor of these things. I’m not sure why and I don’t care to find out. The cinnamon flavor was excellent in this twist as well, not tons, but just the right amount to keep it out of the cinnamon roll realm and firmly in the donut arena. Fantastic.

The chocolate raised donut is more than that. It’s actually a glazed raised donut and then the chocolate is put on top of that. I’ve never had this before, but it was excellent. Again, the donut was soft and really moist. Very sugary – in fact, almost butting right up against the edge of too much sugar. I said ALMOST, people. Not over the line. Really quality chocolate glaze on the top of this thing. When I arrived at the course, I had to get out of the car to scrape all the donut glaze crumbs off my shirt and lap.

I am impressed. Mel-O-Glaze is one of the best donut shops in the Twin Cities, hands down. I’m very hard pressed to say it beats out Granny Donuts in West St. Paul, but it’s as close as I’ve found to Granny’s level of softness, glaze, and warm presentation. I will rave about this place to anyone who will listen to me on this one. I don’t necessarily see why one has to be better than another. I’m just happy I’ve got a place to go whether I’m only willing to drive 5 blocks (Granny), or if I’m driving to the western suburbs of Minneapolis (Mel-O-Glaze).

You should check them out, especially if you’re a single lady who wants to find a single guy who isn’t afraid to sugar up the kids. Hahahahaha. Sixela, I’m looking at you, here…


Anonymous said...

Have you tried the Poutine at Burger Jones or The Ugly Mug?


Chao said...

I definitely need to try the poutine at both of those places. I will do that soon and report back. Thanks for the tip!