It was extremely difficult but we somehow managed to select three finalists for our "Design your Dream Doughnut" contest! We were so excited to see so much creativity and attention to detail in your submissions! FROST fans rock!
Because we could only select three finalists, here's some of the criteria we used to make our picks:
- Likeability We chose flavors we thought would have broad appeal.
- Feasability We have to be able to create the doughnut in a high-production kitchen, and the cost of ingredients must be realistic.
- Novel We only selected flavors that were not on our existing list for future development, or were too similar.
Nearly every entry we received made our mouths water, but these three finalists met all of our criteria - and we think you'll love them. So without further adieu, here they are:
"Aloha Fritter - Take all the ingredients that are in pineapple upside-down cake: pineapples, cherries, and brown sugar and make it into a yummy fritter!"
There were numerous delicious suggestions for pineapple upside-down cake inspired doughnuts. This one in particular sounded delicious in the form of a fritter!
"Tin Roof Sundae - Do you like Tin Roof Sundaes? This creation stars a delicious vanilla cake doughnut with chocolate frosting topped with salty red-skin Spanish peanuts and completed with a caramel drizzle."
We loved the Spanish peanut element of this suggestion. The salty/sweet combination sounds uniquely irresistible!
"Almond Joy Bismarck - A regular Bismarck doughnut with coconut cream filling, chocolate frosting, and topped with coconut and almond pieces."
With so many requests for coconut varieties (and many entries similar to this one), we went with Alana's entry that was simple and would taste close to it's namesake.
Stop in tomorrow during our National Doughnut Day event from 5pm-Closing and sample these three new flavors and vote for your favorite! The winner's flavor will be featured in the lineup at FROST and they will win a $100 FROST Gift Card!
Tomorrow we'll also be giving "Honorable Mentions" for some of the most unique, wacky, and elaborate submissions we received!
See you tomorrow!