Maryland's Candy-Coated Donuts Storm the Nation
Of all the crazy new donut shops we’ve covered in our Dunkin' Donuts Alternatives series, the one that seems most poised to knock DD and KK from their thrones is Maryland’s ultra-inventive Fractured Prune Donut Shoppe.
The kooky bakery started in the equally kooky beach town of Ocean City, Maryland, where there famous “O.C. Sand” donut—a flour cake topped with honey glaze and cinnamon sugar—got the craze going. But that’s probably their most basic donut—from there it only gets crazier. Try a Morning Buzz (mocha donut topped with Oreo crumble), a Peppermint Patty (mint frosted with mint chips), or a Trail Mix (loaded with banana, nuts, coconut, and jimmies/sprinkles).
Fractured Prune’s candy concoctions certainly appear to be catching on, as the chain has since expanded all across DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware, and even has a few outposts as far afield as Ohio and Mississippi. Watch out, Dunkin!
· The Fractured Prune [Official Site]
· Portland Has America's Craziest Doughnuts [Jaunted]
· Michigan Bakery Combines Donuts and Candy, Creates Cravings [Jaunted]