Friday, November 23, 2007

J. Co Donuts @ Pavillion

There has been quite alot of hype about Donuts ever since Big Apple Donuts opened its door at The Curve during da mid-year and not long after, J.Co Donuts made its first appearance at Pavillion. I am not much of a Donut fan but since I have sweet tooth, darling was kind enough to purposely bring me down town to have a taste out of it. After all, it's so famous and we really wanted to know how special their Donuts are.

We dropped by J.Co right after our brunch at Eest, The Westin Hotel and not surprised to find out that da whole place was jam packed with people. All kinds of people were actually queuing up, be it old or young, we were all crazily joined in da fun just to get da Donuts. I think we actually waited ( da queue) approximately 30 minutes for our turn to choose da Donuts and darling kept mumble to me that, "it's insane!" lol...

While waiting for our turn, I saw a banner stating that they were having a special promotion, pay RM 33.40 for 2 dozens of Donuts but we didn't go for that cause we knew that we definitely wouldn't be able to finish them. Ended up, we bought 1 and 1/2 dozens; 1 dozen separated into half, 6 pcs for me to bring home and another 6 pcs for darling's family while another 1/2 dozen was a gift to my childhood friends since we were going there for dinner that night itself.

I couldn't remember much da names of this sweet little Donuts but for sure, I didn't like da J Crown type, da one which looks like there's a flower with a big hole in da middle. I don't know why it's so freaking hard and worst of all, there was one pc we had which was half cooked! If you like da soft types of Donuts, please do not get da J Crown type, it's really no nice :( Anyways, of all that we tried, I think da best would be da one with Peanut Bitter filling, I think it's called "Why Nut?" as stated by Citygal but somehow or rather, "Why Nut" seems to be different over here at Masak-masak. So, I really don't know which is da correct one, maybe you can enlighten me? My mom thinks that Big Apple Donuts taste better as they are softer while my sista seemed to have no comments as she thinks that both of them taste da same. As for darling, he seems to enjoy J.Co Donuts more, maybe because they are much creamier. If I were to really compare J.Co and Big Apple Donuts, my vote goes to Big Apple cause I find J.Co Donuts way too sweet for my liking and da half-cooked Donut that we had really such a turn off! :|

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25 comments:

Honey Star said...

WHAT!!! a half cook donut??!! Thats not acceptable. you should throw it back at them :P heheh. YEA, very very sweet and guess wat..my fav is the peanut butter filling too. Gosh 30 mins is crazy la. I wonder what will happen when Krispy Kreme open up in kl (if they do la)

P/s: the first thing that caught my eyes was that flower lookin donut, too bad you said its not good.

myCoffee said...

Looks like this place is really enjoying its super popularity. Is the purple one yam flavoured?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

not good ar? on the contrary the bread i thought was softer but i am comparing it to the big apple that is opened in cheras, which after in the fridge is horrendous..

MeiyeN said...

honeystar, yeah really not acceptable but unfortunately we were already back at home at that time :( like you, da "flower" type caught my eyes too.. that was why i bought it, more expensive kay and it tasted really bad... very hard yah.. like rock and one of it not cooked! :|

mycoffee, yeah.. so popular, so famous that if you go on weekends, you got to queue for it.. darn long queue! that's not purple.. that's strawberry flavour but i don't remember da exact name :p

MeiyeN said...

joe, not to say not good... i mean compare with big apples i find big apples donuts not so sweet and softer but fiance prefers j.co though so... i think more or less da same? :p

nailaa said...

Why Nut is the one with white chocolate topping and peanut butter filling :) BTW, weekdays also long queue!!! Not sure if it's just a fad...

Bernsy said...

oh dear you also joined in the bandwagon of bloggers who blogged about JCO.

Joe is right about Big Apple's Donut, can't put in the fridge wan, if you do, then it becomes unedible...

wenching & esiong said...

We still haven't been to Pavilion yet, so outdated! Haha! Anyway, would wanna try this place out ourselves! From the photos, the doughnuts look so delicious.

~Christine~Leng said...

I have yet to try J.Co. The line is always soooo long! Kinda impatient.. haha. but I find Big Apple's cheesy donuts were good. What about J.Co's? I saw a similar one there.. ;P

sbd18 said...

Why Nut? is actually the one with peanut butter filling. Saw a few floggers naming it wrongly. The Heaven Berry (pink cream on top) from J.Co is the only thing I haven't seen at Big Apple and is simply delicious!

yammylicious said...

uhh long queue still pretty lazy to queue up for J.Co.. half cook donut?! er..sad!

Big Boys Oven said...

I like both but..... sometimes can very jelak!....lol

ekeng said...

those people are crazy about J.CO Donut..been there last week but it's crowded..Now i'm waiting for their new branch at Sunway Pyramid.

Kenny said...

din try J.Co b4.. BigApple was nice, like thier softy donuts.. the 1 wif durian taste was delicious

MeiyeN said...

nailaa, yeah.. i think it's confirmed da one with peanut butter filling is "why nut?" that's da most delicious one! oh you mean weekdays also long queue? most probably because there's only one j.co now?

bernsy, ahh.. yes!! even without putting into da fridge, it won't taste good 24 hours later...

wenching&esiong, oh.. nvm! take your time to explore pavillion.. it's huge! and i heard there's big apple dounts there too!

christine, oh yeah very long! we waited bout 30 minutes though.. just for da sake of trying lol.. da cheesy donut was so so only... da best is still "why nut?" :)

sbd18, thanks! so.. it's confirmed "why nut?" :D that's da only flavour that i like ;)

yammylicious, yes! so disappointed.. but nothing much we could do since we were already back at home when we discovered one of da j crown donut was half-cooked! :(

bigboysoven, same thing here! ^5

ekeng, yah.... i think da same thing gonna happen when da branch at sunway pyramid open.. gonna be long long queue!

kenny, i never tried da durian flavour before.. shall try that next time, thanks for da tips! ;)

Jessie Woo said...

Fuiyohhhh 30minutes for DONUTS!!

ai wei said...

the time when wanna get donuts at J.Co, the line was extremely long... feeling lazy to line up. will tr out next time if dun have to line. hehe. sounds like big apple's donuts much better wor?!

beachlover said...

wah!!.buy donut also need to wait for 30 min...must be good!!.I hear my friend in KL told me about this donut store but don't believe it,now it proven to be true!!

Jasonmumbles said...

I went back the other day to buy 6 dozens of them. Hehe! The post will be published later though.

I queued up for 1 hour that day.

Jackson said...

im sick of donuts now.... everywhere is donuts!! Can't they all b more creative?? Hmm... i saw Big Apple in Pavilions closed for renovations...

MeiyeN said...

jessie, yeah... waited until our legs soar! :p

aiwei, haha i doubt so there will be no queuing line! to me, i prefer big apple but as said, different ppl different taste buds.. they are more or less da same actually ;)

beachlover, i think it's because everyone thinks that it's good cause there's always a long queue lol..

jasonmumbles, O_o whoaa... 6 dozens of them?!!!! can finish?

jackson, closed for renovation? i thought they are now open for business? hmm...

Julian Si said...

I only queued up cos' everyone else at Pavilion were q'ing up!

http://juliansi.blogspot.com/2007/11/jco-donuts-pavilion-kl.html

So so ... :-) give me a plain jelly filled donut any day!

MeiyeN said...

hi julian, that's a good one haha.. queue up just because everyone doing so yeah... :p

teckiee said...

i didnt like the crown one also. quite hard and the texture like very weird.

MeiyeN said...

teckiee, ^5! how pathetic.. looks so cute and adorable but turned out to be hard as a rock and like you said, tastes weird and worst of all, one of it that i had was not fully cooked! :|