There is a new doughnut shop in town. Frost recently opened it’s first store down the hill from me in Mill Creek, WA. One of their more popular doughnuts is the Smokey Bacon Maple Bar. I personally don’t eat pork, but my husband does and tried it and L O V E D it. I loved their old fashioned glazed and plain maple bar, but my favorite has to be their Salted Caramel. And my son loved the frosted cake one. (cannot remember the actual name, but it was a cake doughnut with pink frosting and sprinkles.) Our first time there was about a month ago, and since then, I think we have been at least once a week for a tasty treat.
Well, we recently discovered another doughnut shop in the same parking lot, Top Pot Doughnuts. I guess it is ranked the TOP doughnut shop my MSN. So of coarse we had to try it out and compare to Frost.
Yesterday before getting groceries, we stopped at Top Pot in the University Bookstore in the Mill Creek Town Center and I had a maple bar. My husband had a maple bar and an apple fritter.
Our first observation was that at the UW bookstore, they had all the doughnuts for the day brought in by truck in the morning. At Frost, they are cooked and hand dipped fresh throughout the day as they are needed. At Frost, you can watch through the windows in the back as the employees cook and hand frost and dip each doughnut and then bring them to the front.
The prices between the two shops are pretty much right on. It costs us about $8 at each place getting 3 doughnuts and 2 drinks both times.
But to use my husbands words, the Top Pot doughnuts tasted like a “supermarket” doughnut compared to Frost. Everything about Frost’s doughnuts were better. In my opinion, and my husband’s, Top Pot doesn’t hold a candle to what Frost has going on.
So if you are in the area and want an excellent doughnut, stop at Frost and take a pass on Top Pot.
You can visit the Frost website @ http://frostology.com/ or visit their Facebook.