Whenever I write a review of anything to do with desserts or anything sweet, I always preface by saying “I’m not a fan of sweets” just so it’s clear in case there was any misunderstanding in the way I rate or write my review. Stan’s Doughnuts gets that exact same courtesy!
My sweet-toothed friend couldn’t resist when after dinner one night, under the guise of ‘walking off our meal’, casually strolled down the street straight into Stan’s. The primary argument was that the raspberry buttermilk bar was something completely unique to Stan’s and that it was something from my friend’s childhood and that since we were in the area, it was absolutely necessary to relive that part of the childhood by relishing in a raspberry buttermilk bar.
So the buck fifty raspberry bar was a buttermilk doughnut in the shape of a fat eclair with a thick coating of pink glaze — raspberry — glistening in the moonlight.
I was being a bitch and said ‘it would be hilarious if it doesn’t taste anything like the one you remember’ — and I went into how I’ve gone back to places I had fond memories of as a child and it completely disappointed.
As my friend listened to me ramble on about the fact that I didn’t know if the place actually sucked or whether my palate had matured to a point where I found the food less than stellar was probably not even registering, but I appreciated that there was no retort while I continued on with my rambles.
Anyway, the raspberry buttermilk bar was I guess heavenly to my friend who’s eyes rolled back upon first bite and flashed me a huge smile as if to say “it was JUST as good as I remembered”.
I eventually took a bite just to try and I must say, if they took the sugary, sweetness down several notches, I might even be able to stomach it because the raspberry flavor was rather fruity and intense and surprisingly pleasing. I just wished it wasn’t soooooooooo sweet!!!
Stan’s Doughnuts, 10948 Weyburn Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024. Tel: 310-208-8660