November 4, 2011
Marie's maple doughnuts take the cake in informal taste test

Some doughnuts, with their "come hither" sugar glazes, beg to be touched and eaten. These deep-fried confections taste deceptively light. What could be the harm in just one more?

They're the worst. And, by that, of course, I mean they're the best.

The newsroom staff here at The Bee recently had the opportunity to buy and sample maple doughnuts from three establishments in Sacramento: Marie's at 2950 Freeport Blvd., Yum Yum at 3671 Franklin Blvd., and Doughbot at 2226 10th St.

We didn't hide the labels, and the Doughbot doughnuts beckoned many with their promise of bacon bits tucked into the maple treats.

Alas, that bacon may well have been what sank Doughbot as tasters complained that there was "too much bacon" or it had an "alien" taste. The showing surprised many on the staff who raved about other treats they'd had from the Doughbot kitchen.

By the time the maple glaze had melted in many a mouth, it was Marie's that came out on top. And, we're still coming down from a sugar high.

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