Mojo Donuts (A Review)

Let’s face it: if you have heard of this place, then you know that it was only a matter of time before it showed up on the blog.

Mojo Donuts, located in Pembroke Pines, is South Florida’s first gourmet donut shop.  Before a former DJ/stripper opened this shop with his wife, the only choices for donuts in South Florida were chains like Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme.  Now, the gourmet donuts that places like Portland and New York City have been enjoying for years are finally here.I probably drove by this donut shop dozens of times on trips to Pembroke Pines, and never realized that it was there.  To tell you the truth, I don’t even remember how I heard about this place.  But, when I did, I talked about it enough that these donuts showed up at my farewell party when I left a previous employer.  The donuts were, to say the least, enlightening.

However, receiving a box of these donuts is great, but walking into the shop to pick your own is an eye-opening experience.

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BEHOLD!  Here is donut utopia.  They have a donut for every taste, and every personality.  Sweet and salty donuts.  Gooey donuts.  Crunchy donuts.  Filled donuts.  Sandwich donuts.  They even have the legendary Cronut (donut made of croissant dough).  The workers behind the counter always greet you with a smile.  And, I have yet to find one of them that doesn’t know what each donut is made of.

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Mojo Donuts offers both cake donuts and yeast-risen donuts.  A cake donut, to me, is a cake donut anywhere.  There is something special about their yeast-risen donuts, though.  I don’t know what their secret is, but these are some of the softest, most pillowy donuts you will ever eat.  They’re like clouds with cream filling.

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They come up with some fun and interesting flavors, too.  Donuts with bacon?  Sure!  Donut with potato sticks?  Bingo!  Donuts inspired by classic desserts?  Absolutely!  Some personal favorites are the Holy Cannoli, Tiramisu, CPC (caramel, peanuts, and chocolate), strawberry cheesecake, passion fruit, turtle, and creme brulee.  Be warned – their selection varies daily.  So, don’t be surprised if you have an amazing donut on one of your visits, and then don’t see it again for a while.

You can buy Mojo Donuts by the single, half dozen, or dozen.  I don’t recommend you ever buy less than half a dozen, unless you want to kick yourself later.  That goes double if, like me, you’re driving 45 minutes to an hour for these things.  They’re worth the gas money, though.  Get there early.  They fill up fast, and when the donuts run out, the doors close.

 

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