About a week ago, I went camping with my family for the second time in my life. The first time was around 1999. I went with my Parents and cousin. We went in the middle of April, it was freezing and, to make a long story short, we wound up "camping" in a heated hotel room with our tents stored in my Dad's truck. This happened two nights in a row so, looking back on history, I didn't think I'd be cut out to make it through another round of camping, no matter how much older I am. But, thankfully, it wasn't as cold, I was better prepared, and this city boy spent a night in the woods without any sign of Jason Vorhees or Racoons.
But is that's not what this blog post is about. See, before we made it to Cheesequake Park, we stopped at Path-Mark to get some snacks. You know, the typical popcorn and smores. We needed some drinks, too. But, the first thing that caught my eye were donuts. They're not the name brand variety, but they're not Path-Mark's either. They're that in-between brand that never gets any recognition, but should because they're so good.
They had Pumpkin donuts, but here's what I went with..
Harvest Time Apple Crisp Donuts! That's their official name, but Path-Mark had one of those hand drawn posters calling them "Apple Cider Donuts." I like that much better! I had amazing Apple Cider donuts last year while apple picking with my girlfriend, so I had high hopes for these. They're made by Country Treats, but that doesn't mean much. That most likely means they were made on some farm in the tri-state area. Who knows what that means? As far as I was concerned, these were new, looked good, and I had to try them!
These Apple Cider Donuts didn't actually get opened until we got home from our camping trip because I didn't want any bugs invading my beauties and getting a chance to try them before we did. I absolutely hate bugs and because of a scary daddy long leg spider, I almost didn't get into my tent. He was guarding it well with his tree-like legs and big black body. No matter how big I am, I will always be more afraid of bugs than they are of me. I can handle flies and tiny aunts. But anything bigger than a quarter that flies? I'm outta here. I'm a big baby.
So, I popped the plastic open as soon as I got home and was very pleased with the scent. It's appleicious. That's not a word, but as soon as I smelled them, that word came to mind and I had to share it. The donuts were also very soft so I knew they were fresh. Sometimes, the baked donuts from grocery stores aren't so good. Maybe they're made there and sit for a while, maybe the farm is slow with their delivery. I couldn't tell ya, but I know these are good to go!
I used my Iphone to snap the pictures because I like the way the flash makes them pop. They look more like cinnamon donuts than apple, but that's okay. In fact, they're called Cinnamon Sugar Cake Donuts. I know I told you they're called Apple Crisp, but obviously Country Treats has problems making up their minds. That's why I just call them Apple Cider Donuts. That makes things much easier and sounds better. Even Path Mark didn't want to waste their time writing out "Apple Crisp Cinnamon Sugar Cake Donuts." Other than Martha Stewart, nobody talks like that. And by the time they do, I've usually lost interest. Apple Cider.. Boom! Done!
No matter what you call these donuts, or who made them, they absolutely delicious. These were soo good! They're actually some of the best donuts I've ever had. They taste like Apple, they have a hint of cinnamon, and are perfectly textured. I sound like a fat guy, but look, I love these donuts. They didn't last very long here because they're so addictive.
I tried Googling Country Treats to find out where they come from, but I didn't find anything. I wanted to tell you guys where to get them, because I know you'll be pleased with the Apple Cider Donuts, but I have no idea. I don't know if they're exclusive to Path Mark or to my area. I can't tell you where to go, but I do advise you to find them and give them a try. I'm not usually into this type of donut, but I wanted something for the cool, Fall season and thought this would be perfect. I was definitely right. If you're looking for the same thing, check out your local Path Mark and see if they have it in stock. It might be a long shot, but a worthy one. But, if you happen to live near Jersey City, NJ, check out the Path Mark on Rt. 440 and you're guaranteed to find this Fall gem.