Seasonal shaped donuts don’t mean great tasting donuts. At least that’s what I learned when I tried Krispy Kreme’s Halloween offerings and now Heavenly Donuts falls into that same unfortunate category.
Heavenly Donuts is located in the Del Cerro neighborhood in an unassuming shopping center. It’s easy to miss but I visited here specifically to check out their ghost donut.
Their ghost donut ($0.80) is offered year round and there is a host of other doughnuts as well as a selection of coffee drinks. Everything is reasonably priced. The costliest thing on their menu is a blended coffee drink for $3.
After one bite into the ghost donut, I came to the sad revelation about shaped doughnuts. It’s all sparkle (this one is barely fitting the category) and no substance.
This raised donut was dry and tasteless. The chocolate icing didn’t help and further prompted me to question why didn’t they use white icing to decorate a ghost-themed pastry.
Their other donuts look tempting but nothing out of the ordinary.
5132 Waring Road
San Diego, CA 92120