Revolution Doughnuts

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Doughnuts. You guys probably already know, I can’t get enough of them. I had already checked out Sublime Doughnuts during my time in Atlanta, but, I’m not going to just stop at one shop. I was off to check out Revolution Doughnuts. Here, they’re hand making all their doughs, glazes and fillings from scratch, using real food ingredients like organic flour, local dairy, fresh fruit, natural flavor extracts, and 100% trans-fat free vegetable oil. So, there’s a lot of care involved. These guys carry a bunch of accolades for their doughnuts, so, I had to try a bunch. You know, research.

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Now, common for popular doughnut shops, they’re bound to run out of certain flavors throughout the day. After I wiped my tears and picked myself off the floor, I organized a pretty decent order. In no particular order, I first had the Vanilla Bean (yeast). The simplest of the bunch, it still packed some lovely flavor. The yeast dough is light with a bit of chew, and really nice. The glaze here was almost a super vanilla (I think it had a cape on), really packing in natural vanilla bean flavor, noting the tiny little bean specks.

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Next up was the Raspberry Sprinkle (yeast). Now, contrary to this one looking like a generic Homer Simpson doughnut, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this one, all due to the delicious, natural flavor of the raspberry. You get the sophistication of a real raspberry fruit glaze, with the fun and whimsy from the sprinkles. Perfect for the kid at heart.

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Then, I had the Orange Pistachio (yeast). I’m not a huge citrus dessert person, but it looked so pretty I had to try it. And, I’m really glad I did. There’s a zing from the orange citrus, balanced with the nuttiness of the pistachios, and the crunch mixed with the soft dough is just delightful. 

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Next up was the Cinnamon Apple Fritter (yeast). Man, I love a fritter. Maybe because it’s just fun to say, but, then again, it’s also probably because they’re really delicious. Here, you get a light and delicate apple flavor, with a crisp outside and soft inside. No complaints here. 

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After that I tried the True Blueberry (yeast). Again, same great yeast doughnut base, but I really enjoyed the real, natural flavor of the blueberry, which you can absolutely taste. 

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Finally, and maybe one of my favorites, was the Shredded Coconut (baked cake). This was the only cake doughnut they had on tap at the time, so, I knew I had to scoop it up. The doughnut is a dense cake, and it’s super moist (awful word) and delicious. The coconut glaze is perfect, and the added texture of the shavings just kicks it up a notch. 

The Shorts:
Name: Revolution Doughnuts
Location: 908 West College Avenue, Atlanta, GA
The Long and Short: Would I go back? For sure, they’ve got a lengthy menu of doughnut flavors that I wasn’t able to try, that I really would love to try another time. 
Would I recommend it? Definitely. They have cafe tables for you to kick back and enjoy your doughnuts, or, if they’re out of a flavor and tell you the next batch will be ready in 30 minutes, park it and wait for those fresh bad boys to make their way out of the kitchen. 

Barnana

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Recently, I was able to have a mini visit at the Fancy Food Show in NYC. I say mini visit, because the show lasted 3 days, but, with my work schedule, I was only able to make the last 45 minutes. Yeah, not even close to enough time. This show was like walking into Disney’s Epcot. Full of sections divided by country, showcasing cheeses, oils, chocolates, you name it, they probably had it. But, I wasn’t even able to scratch the surface. Don’t cry for me, Argentina (which was probably a country represented at the show), I was able to make it to the “5000’s”, a section that featured a lot of smaller businesses, including a couple food friends of mine. Some of the companies that I got to see, were kind enough to gift some of their product. One of them was Barnana.

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Their product is centered around one simple ingredient, dehydrated organic bananas, making chewy banana bites. No crazy additives, no fancy frills, just real, delicious banana. But, even if you’re not the biggest pure-banana kind of person, they have other varieties, which add a little pizzaz. I got their Organic Peanut Butter Chewy Banana Bites. These were so great, and you feel like you’re eating candy, but, without any of the guilt and junk food. The peanut butter is smooth and creamy, and wrapped around the chewy little banana bite, creating a snack that Elvis would have been sure to love (RIP). 

The Shorts:
Name: Barnana 
Location: Retail locations all over
The Long and Short: Would I recommend it? For sure. It’s a quality, simple product, with lots of flavor and none of the bad stuff. Basically, you get all the benefits of eating healthy, with the fun of eating candy.