Dunkin' Donuts is offering some Christmas themed donuts right now and so your Chocolate Priestess stopped in to her local Kroger's branch of the donut shop and bought a half dozen with four varieties. Four vanilla donuts -- two glazed crullers, a cake with sprinkles and frosting, and a yeast with sprinkles and frosting. And then the only two chocolate ones they had at around 10AM -- chocolate peppermint. Normally a donut there is 89¢ but for half dozen it is about 80¢ plus local tax.
These donuts around approximately 3.25 inches in diameter and about 1.25 inches thick. They have a very chocolaty smell, a very cake-donut scent as well, but the sprinkle of peppermints on top don't really have a fragrance that I can pick out. They are firm but still very soft the next day when I eat them. They have a very solid cocoa flavor, not sweet at all though the chocolate frosting has a hint of sugar and the peppermint scent is released as I chew along with a very light coolness in my mouth. This is a donut for those of us who don't want a sweet morning pastry but still a solid dose of cocoa. The cake quality will require you to have something to drink with it. I liked it a lot though I can't say it is my favorite yet of the chocolate varieties from Dunkin Donuts, which needs more chocolate I think.
Sisters and Brothers, may you too take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.