One of our On The Go (OTG) groups at CAC decided to do a donut comparison! They tried donuts from six different area donut shops and based their reviews on price, cleanliness and friendliness of each establishment, and taste of the donuts and drinks.
Individuals involved were Gilly, Sara, Marcie, Jojo, and staff member Kelli. They used a thumbs-up (👍) rating system, 1 being the worst and 5 being the best. Here were their findings:
Jolly Pirate (Grove City)
Price: 👍👍👍 Not too bad considering everything that we purchased!
Cleanliness and Friendliness: 👍👍👍👍 The place was clean and the staff were friendly. They were very nice and accommodating considering how busy they were.
Taste/Quality: 👍👍👍 They were good, but not quite what they used to be.
Price: 👍👍👍👍. Worth the money!
Cleanliness and Friendliness: 👍👍👍 Staff were not overly friendly but were patient. Restaurant was clean.
Taste/Quality: 👍👍 Some folks thought they were better than Jolly Pirate, but Sara said their hot chocolate was awful.
Price: 👍👍👍👍 Good prices!
Cleanliness and Friendliness: 👍👍👍👍 Staff were nice and restaurant was clean.
Taste/Quality: 👍👍👍👍 A solid rating for both food and drink. Only complaint was too much glaze.
Der Dutchman (Plain City)
Price: 👍👍👍👍👍 Definitely the best in the price department!
Cleanliness and Friendliness: 👍👍👍👍👍 This place was busy, but it did not keep the staff from being very nice, even in the gift shop! And so clean!
Taste/Quality: 👍👍👍👍.5 (4.5) The fresh donuts are huge and full of cream or custard or jelly! Gilly thought her donut was too full. She had to eat it with a fork. But she said it was delicious!
Amy’s Donuts (Georgesville Rd.)
Price: 👍👍 They are pretty pricey, and don’t have specialty coffees. Just regular. They have a decent variety of cold drinks.
Cleanliness and Friendliness: 👍👍👍👍👍 The restaurant was clean and we liked how it was decorated! Also, the staff were very nice to us!
Taste/Quality: 👍👍👍👍 The donuts were very good with many different special varieties.
Last was Krispy Kreme (👎)
Cleanliness and Friendliness: 👎👎👎 The staff were not very friendly and the place was dirty. And we had to sit at separate tables because they were having a staff meeting and taking up the only tables where we could have sat together. What a disappointment!
Taste/Quality: 👍 The donuts were ok but not big and very sweet.
So according to our group, Der Dutchman was the big winner! Great donuts, great value, great service and cleanliness! It was a little out of the way but really worth it for great donuts, pastries, and baked goods! We suggest you try them! Enjoy! 🍩🍪🍰🥧☕️🥛😋