Today, Flander’s Bake Shop in East Lyme
This bakery has a good selection of donuts.
Lines in summer are long, so it should be good, right?
But here’s the thing, most of the donuts are just…okay.
So we tried a ‘best of’ selection according to one of the many people behind the counter.
It was disappointing.
The problem was a lot of times the donuts or toppings taste a bit stale.
This is even true getting them first thing in the morning.
Fillings tend to be far too sweet, jelly being mostly sugar and cream frosting again being mostly sugar.
Glazes can also be too sweet.
So slightly stale dough or toppings and overly sweet frostings/fillings.
Then why are we talking about this place?
The cider donuts, with cinnamon sugar, specifically.
The cider donut is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
The cinnamon sugar topping is a nice blend, not overly sweet (unlike nearly everything else).
Overall, skip most of the donuts here, and go with the cider donut.
The Rating: Cider Donut
Flanders Donut & Bake Shop
Address: 327 Flanders Rd, East Lyme, CT 06333
Hours: Sunday Closed
Monday to Saturday 4am to 4pm