On a recent media trip to Anna Maria Island, I stopped by The Donut Experiment for breakfast.
The Donut Experiment is a donut shop featuring made-to-order donuts. The owners Shawn and Cecilia Wampole are a husband-and-wife team who came up with the idea of opening a donut shop while on vacation at Anna Maria Island, FL. I can only imagine them sitting out on one of the numerous beautiful beaches sipping on a Pina Colada and thinking of ways to start a business and remain on the island paradise. Low and behold they put their dreams into actions and started a highly successful business with locations six locations to date.
The couple has always liked boutique-style donut shops and had visions of their shop being more of an experience. They also wanted to focus on the customer and how they wanted their donuts made. Customers get to select their toppings on their freshly made donuts. I personally love a warm donut and even if I purchase a box of donuts in the grocery store – I have to nuke it in the microwave so that it is warm and melty. Of course, it is not the same as a donut fresh out of the fryer – but it works for me.
I ordered the manager’s favorite, a chocolate glazed donut with crushed Reese’s Pieces. It. Was. Delicious. At first glance, I thought it might be too sweet, but as soon as I bit into the warm cake doughnut the flavor combination was perfection. I pretty much love anything that is chocolate and peanut butter, but this was exceptionally delicious.
When you plan your vacation to the beautiful Anna Maria Island, make sure to save time to stop by The Donut Experiment. You will not be disappointed!
Looking for a franchise opportunity? Shawn and Cecilia are looking for likeminded people who want to become a part of the Donut Experiment team and open their own location. For more details, click HERE.
My meal was provided by The Donut Experiment but as always, this had no impact on my review.