I consider myself an occasional doughnut fiend. There is something about those pillows of deep fried dough that I find comforting. They also make a good pair with a cup of joe.
My first memory of doughnuts composed of deep fried rings of dough covered in sugar crystals – the type you buy in your neighborhood bakery. As I grew, I learned that doughnuts do not necessarily have to be rings. They can also be just round and filled with cream or jam. I also knew about the bite-sized doughnut holes as well as the cake-types.
A few more years after, the soft melt in your mouth glazed types became popular. I can eat two of those in one go.
(Then, feel terrible towards myself afterwards.)
Late 2017, I’ve read online about a new kind of doughnut. This one was a mix of sourdough and brioche.
Poison Doughnuts may have the usual fan favorites like Boston Cream and Vanilla Glazed, but their menu also boasts of unusual flavors like the Garam Masala and Blueberry Lemon and elevated versions of the usual tastes like Salted Dark Chocolate and Egg Custard Brulee. From time to time, they extend their menu offerings with limited edition flavors.
I bought the Egg Custard Brulee, the Blueberry Lemon while my sister got one of the limited edition flavors at that time, the Charcoal Yogurt. I actually thought I can gobble up two.
When we were served with the three, I felt even more excited seeing how much of the custard oozed out of the Egg Creme Brulee doughnut. They really didn’t scrimp on the toppings and fillings. I ended up full with just a doughnut and struggled to finish half of the other. Not bad for that pricetag.
After a bite, I understood what they meant when they said the doughnut itself is dense but is still airy and soft. It doesn’t melt in your mouth. It is not sickly sweet. What you get is an explosion of flavors. And the base of the doughnut does the perfect job of holding it all together.
Of the three that we tried, the Blueberry Lemon stood out the most. I love the tartness of from the mix of the blueberry glaze, blueberry bits and lemon curd. The Egg Custard Brulee is not just a visual delight but also well balanced in flavor. We weren’t too amazed with the Charcoal Yogurt, but the tartness of the filling was overall very pleasant. If I ever get the chance to go back to their shop, I will make sure to try their Garam Masala and Boston Creme.
Poison Coffee and Doughnuts is located at the Alley at Karrivin, Karrivin Plaza, Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City. To check out more information and updates you may visit their Facebook Page.