I have heard so much about Big Apple Donuts and J.Co Donuts before Big Apple reach my little island in Penang. Before I get a taste of these two donuts, I have read so many blog posts raving about them. Almost every post mentioned about the long queue.
Big Apple Donuts and Coffee finally came to Penang a few months ago and after eating them, it was like, “Oh…ok….not bad, not bad at all.”
Then, I read about people saying J.Co is much better than Big Apple. So, I have this big expectation of how heavenly it must be. But it is also another, “Oh…ok…ok lah…taste so so only.”
When I went to KL last Friday, we headed to Sunway Pyramid first to drop a friend of my son. So, after the car trip from Penang to KL, we went window shopping. We found J. Co and immediately sat down. All eight of us. Tired and yet, eager to hit the mall.
I bought a box of a dozen J. Co donuts, a flavour each. So, there were 12 different flavours. I find the Alcapone, which is a white chocolate and almonds donut something different from Big Apple Donuts. Other than that, they are almost the same.
I do not like the much rubbery and firmer donuts call the JCrown Oreo. It is like the Malay cucuk keria type, chewy and tough. The little lumpy donuts in the above photo.
So, Big Apple Donuts and J. Co Donuts – which do I prefer? To me, both are the same. Nothing out of this world. So, it doesn’t matter that we do not have J. Co in Penang. Anyway, how many donuts can one consume, right? After all the novelty has rubbed off, it is just a donut, dude. However, if I have to pick a winner, I will vote for Big Apple and it’s durian cream filled donut.