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“Donut King”

Peterson's Donut Corner
Ranked #1 of 7 Bakeries in Escondido
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours
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Dining options: After-hours
Reviewed 7 September 2017

this place has the best apple fritters in the United States, after traveling for a year and a half through 45 states and eating donuts daily to try to find the best apple fritter, it was a toss up, between Carson Donut in Carson city Nevada and Peterson's donut corner. and after much research Peterson's is #1... i am the donut king....

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Peterson's has fantastic donuts! Huge selection. Always a line no matter what time of day. I recently bought two dozen donut holes to take to the staff of the hospital where a friend was staying. I wanted one for myself. I hadn't watched them pack the box and when I opened it I was shocked and delighted at the size of the donut holes! They were as big as a regular size small donut. And of course they were great and greatly appreciated!

Thank Rebecca R
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

While the donuts and other pastries are not cheap, the ones at Peterson's are very very good, and so are the turnovers.

Every once in awhile it is worth splurging and having one, and if you are visiting Escondido, you need to stop and try one. There is usually a line, but it goes quickly.

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Thank Charles S
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

I've been going here for years. Quality always great. Many varieties to choose from. This is a famous stop for north county residents.

Thank greekgirl49
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Two unbiased donut tasters tried custard-filled, chocolate-iced donuts in 7 shops in Escondido, CA. Evaluations were based on 8 criteria:
1. Overall freshness
2. Oil penetration of dough
3. Dough taste
4. Amount of custard filling
5. Taste and texture of custard filling
6. Amount of chocolate icing
7. Taste and texture of chocolate icing
8. Size of donut
Criteria 3 and 8 contained three possible ranks; all others, two ranks, for possible total of 10 points.

We gave Peterson's an 8. Their custard-filled donuts were huge. If size is your only criteria, and amount per penny important, Peterson's would win hands down. The donuts were fresh, plump, and the dough was crispy and tasty, but slightly doughy in some spots. They had a the greatest amount of filling of all the donut shops tested. The chocolate icing was plentiful, but was more of a milk chocolate, and both testers preferred a darker, richer chocolate, which they felt constrasts better with a mild custard filling. It was the taste and especially the consistency of the custard, however, where Peterson's lost points; it was somewhat too tacky (almost like a prefab canned pudding) and could not convice the testers. From the number of outstanding reviews of this place I've seen, I can only imagine that their main criterion is size/cost per ounce and/or the fact that this shop is open 24 hrs. We would not buy these monsters, when there are better quality, albeit somewhat smaller, donuts from Savoy or Mart'es just a hop, skip and a jump away. Size isn't everything.

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Thank MaryEE49
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