To Cronut Or To Donut? That Is The Question


To cronut or to donut? Let’s take a quick detour to find out which delight is the best.

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The Nut

What Is A Cronut?

This is a delicious croissant-meets-donut pastry delight. It is shaped like a normal donut, but made with croissant dough. The hype and origin of this yummy treat came from New York City.

The cronut is available in many forms; some have fillings, some are glazed and some are given a hug of yummy flavours and additions for garnish.

What Is A Donut?

A donut, or doughnut, is a ring-shaped, deep fried pastry. It can be served plain, sweet or dressed with other ingredients.

Now that we know how to tell them apart, let us check out some cool places in Johannesburg that will have you drooling over their creative and delicious work of culinary art.

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Cronuts

XO Patisserie

The XO Patisserie changed the game in the baking industry. Because of their creativity and innovation, they won the TIME Magazine’s Top Inventions of 2013.

The patisserie boasts cronuts that are to-die-for and have gone through great lengths to ensure that they give you variety, creativity and quality at its best. XO Patisserie serves up cronut milkshake options as well.

Their cronuts come in different options such as the simple glazed cronut, filled cronuts (think chocolate and custard) and cronuts topped with yummy treats.

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Tonka Bean Bakery

Tonka Bean is all about baked goods. They have a world of options which include both cronuts and donuts.

At Tonka Bean, you will be able to get the best of both worlds and more. The bakery’s goods are very simple but the taste is out-of-this-world, with just the right amount of everything.

They use French methods to craft their yummy treats, creating treats that are simply divine.

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Donuts

Dope Donuts

Dope Donuts are known for their extravagant delights and creative presentations. This spot is great for anyone who wants to indulge in a rich, sweet treat.

At Dope Donuts, you can order online and select all of the goodies you want to be delivered. Their minimum order is 12 donuts, so you can choose a variety of flavours to explore and enjoy.

Their donuts are the epitome of delicious and the texture is perfection in your mouth.

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Belle’s Patisserie

Belle’s Patisserie has a wide variety of bakery goods. It’s no surprise to find both donuts and cronuts here.

This award-winning patisserie offers some of the best donuts around, and you can enjoy them at their signature styled stores with a lovely cup of tea. They offer a simple approach with these treats, simple and super yum!

What is your favourite, a donut or a cronut? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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