So Friday, June 6th marked National Doughnut Day for 2014 (first Friday of June). My friend and I ventured over to Jelly Modern Doughnuts, which I have always wanted to try after seeing a photo of a jelly doughnut covered with poppyseed glaze on BlogTo. It turned out to only be a monthly special, so I put it on my mental “to-eat” list and left it at that.
The morning of the 6th, I checked their website and realized it was coincidentally this month’s special (or ‘fate’). Thankfully there were still rows of them left when we went there around 2pm.
Jelly Modern Doughnuts
Location: 376 College St
Hours: Monday: Preorder pickup and delivery
Tuesday to Thursday: 7am to 6pm
Friday: 7am to 7pm
Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 7pm
Atmosphere: Bright and clean
Service: Very friendly and helpful
When we walked in, the lady at the counter was very understanding and gave us time ogle/photograph/decide on doughnuts. She also informed us that if you purchased six or more more doughnuts, the tax will be waived.
They have two sizes; a 3″ and 4.5″. The 4.5″ is actually crazy big for such an indulgent treat, while the 3″ is around the size of your standard doughnut from Tim Hortons. I will admit, we went a little doughnut-crazy that day. The total doughnut count was 10, 7 of which were from Jelly Modern.We decided to get 6 of the 3″ ones, 2 of the wild blueberry jelly, two of the S’mores, one of the maple bacon and one of the Madagascar vanilla.
Some of the doughnuts definitely looked and tasted fresher than others; S’mores was soft with melty chocolate and gooey marshmallow cream. Sadly, the jelly one seemed a little less fresh, though the icing was stellar and the blueberry jelly wasn’t overly sweet. Maple bacon was an interesting combo of sweet and savoury, while the vanilla one was more similar to a cake doughnut, and didn’t need the sprinkles.
The free doughnut was a vanilla buttercream/cream cheese-tasting concoction (may not be the best at discerning flavours) and was actually very fresh. My friend said this was her favourite, also likely due to the fact it was the first one we ate. I definitely had a bit of a doughnut OD that day. We struck up a small conversation with the lady at the counter, who encouraged us to take more free doughnuts, and offered them to people who came searching for them.
I would say this is definitely the place for a doughnut treat if you’re sick of Tim Horton’s offerings (or refuse to touch the stuff). While I would limit the intake to one large or two small doughnuts next time, their friendly service and sweet treats are definitely worth stopping by for.