18 February 2013

New Donut Wonders @ Rebel Donut - 89/100

Albuquerque has some major creativity on the donut front, today I was introduced to some of the creations happening over at Rebel Donut.  There were many interesting combinations on display for my visit here, Red Velvet flavor, Fruity Pebbles used as a topping, and some very good looking Lemon iced donuts.  

I ended up going for the “Breaking Bad Blue Sky” which was a creation for Aaron Paul and the show and has little blue candy "meth" pieces on top.  A really cool idea and a great starter.  I also had the "Red Chile Chocolate Bacon" so I got to do the whole chocolate/chile combination that can be so great.  I felt the dough was a little lacking, these were cake donuts and the toppings are the big draw, but I was feeling a lot of dryness.  I should have mixed it up with a raised donut variety to sample that dough outcome as well.  The bacon pieces weren't too flavorful, but maybe I'm just crazy about my expectations for pig cured meat!

There is lots of seating in here and local artist's paintings on the wall adding to the great decor.  Better coffee that most places!  I had the "Pinon" flavor which is the New Mexico nut that is used in this special coffee.  My big excitement was over the "Doggie Donut".  Yes, Chupy had her first donut and I'm thankful to Rebel for being here on my journey to sell it to me!

There is also mention on their website of soon serving donuts made with alcohol for 21+ guests!!!

2435 Wyoming Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112

Quick Score - 9 - Artists at work on donuts here!
Donut Quality - 7 - Some major dryness on the cake dough front but toppings were exciting.
Donut Selection - 10 - Very impressed with the selection of toppings.
Donut Freshness - 9 - Maybe the dough didn't feel the freshest but I'm not sure that was the issue.
Service - 10 - Perfect!
Extras - 10 - Between the donut flavors, the coffee flavors, the great vibe, the kolaches, and the doggie donuts, this is great.
Appeal - 10 - High appeal factor b/c of the great storefront, location, and donuts.
Emotion - 8 - I was highly entertained with this donut experience.
Other's Rating - 8 - 4/5 average rating on Yelp.
Price - 4 - High compared to other donut places, but it is unique.
Donut Dunkability - 4 - No donut holes available while I was there.
Total - 89

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