PEOPLE ARE QUACKING (TALKING) ABOUT DUCK DONUTS!
And I can now understand what all the quack is about! This place is so cute on the inside. It’s pretty simple as well, has a few tables and a lunch counter type table at the windows where multiple people can sit, gather around and enjoy their items they’ve indulged in. I decided to give this place a try because I was in the area for business, and heard so many good things about it. I’m not a huge sweets fanatic, but I like a good sweet bite now and then.
Truth be told, when I usually come to the area, 1 out of 3 times, I would make a swing by Krispy Kreme to get a donut or twelve (LOL) because I don’t live nearby any Krispy Kreme locations, and it’s hard to resist that glazed sensation of goodness.
When I decided to come to this location, I was a little nervous. You’d probably say what the heck for, and I would say to you that I normally would go to the drive thru line of Krispy Kreme, so I didn’t have to go inside. This place doesn’t have a drive thru line, and I have never been here, so I didn’t know what to expect. If you are like me, The only real experience you’ve had with doughnuts besides Krispy Kreme’s is the hard donuts that come in a bag at the grocery store. Yuck! So, I had this thought that any other donuts besides Krispy Kreme would be the same as those other un-delectable concoctions I’ve had many many years ago.
So I had to make the trip to the counter to order. Clearly, the others who were inside ordering were pros to this place and I was a mere amateur. I didn’t want to look silly, so I took a menu and sat down to examine it, and make sure I was going to order just what I would want to taste. There were so many items that looked appealing to me, and I started to get excited a little bit! So their donuts are freshly-made vanilla cake donuts that are coated, topped and drizzled as you desire with the offerings they have on the menu, some such as coffee, toffee and even bacon! (Everything is better with bacon, right?!)
I ordered one Vanilla iced with toffee topping and caramel drizzle, and one Lemon iced with Powdered sugar. Because I was leaving the area, I wanted to enjoy it at home, which is a pretty hefty drive one way. But when I got home and opened that box, man oh man when I tell you it was delicious! I cannot even tell a lie. I got a spoon to take a small bite and I was not disappointed. The donut was extremely soft to place my spoon into, and that first bite was so off the chain, I had to continue. But I did have self control, and I didn’t eat both of that at once. I just enjoyed a few bites of each, and saved the rest for later. (Mainly because I was kicking myself that I didn’t order more, so I wanted to savor what was remaining and enjoy it later)
Give Duck Donuts a try if you are in the Columbia, SC area. They also have online ordering to make it easier for you to just come in and pick up. I know I will not be a stranger to this place, they honestly may get tired of seeing me more in the future, because they will definitely be seeing more of me!