waffle nut donuts from vons

Have you been to Vons lately and seen these new donuts? They’re called “Waffle-Nut” – as in, a hybrid of a waffle and a donut. 

vons-waffle-nut-donuts

I spied these a couple of weeks ago and have now finally tried them all so I can report back to you. You’re welcome. 

cinnamon-sugar-waffle-nut-donut

The very first one I tried was the Cinnamon & Sugar Waffle Nut donut. It looked promising. It had a good amount of sugar and cinnamon sprinkled all over the donut. But, I found this one to be too soft. The texture was a little off for me and the flavor was just okay. 

maple-waffle-nut-donut

The next one I tried was the Maple Waffle Nut. This one has a heavy maple glaze which filled in the waffle holes on top. This one had a much nicer texture and it was slightly crisp. I believe the glaze helped to preserve the crispiness of the inside. The edges had a nice light bite to them. But… the glaze on this is way too heavy and too thick. There’s just too much of it and it quickly becomes too sweet and a little overwhelming. It’s better to share this one with a friend. 

glazed-waffle-nut-donut

The Glazed Waffle Nut was a little bit better. It didn’t retain as much of the outer crunch but it was there in a slight way. The overall flavor though is kind of “meh”. This one was again on the softer side and the glaze didn’t really do a whole lot for it. 

chocolate-glazed-waffle-nut-donut

By the time I got to the Chocolate Waffle Nut I didn’t have much faith left, but this one is actually the best of the bunch. There’s a lighter amount of chocolate glaze (not overkill like that silly maple one) and there’s a lovely light crispiness to the edges. This one tasted more like a donut to me then the other ones which tasted like … I don’t know, weird sugary cake-like things? This is the only one that I’d get again since there seemed to be crispiness in every bite and the chocolate is nice (not too sweet). 

My conclusion? Try the chocolate one. The others are kind of meh. I got my donuts in the morning at Vons in Mira Mesa. The donuts are on sale this week 2 for $1! 

Author: Mary

Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

4 Replies to “waffle nut donuts from vons

  1. Lol I am kind of starting to look at you as a doughnut expert now since I’ve noticed that you do a lot of posts of doughnuts. So I’ll take your doughnut expertise and trust your doughnut judgment haha. I haven’t been to Vons in ages. I guess it’s because it’s a bit out of the way compared to the other local grocery stores around.

    1. Haha Miss Kim! I have quite the affinity for them. Does that make me expert?? Maybe 🙂 I know what I like and what I don’t like, that’s for sure! I used to frequent Ralphs a lot since it was the closest to my house, but it was replaced with H Mart. I only go to Vons for bagels and anything I can’t get at Trader Joe’s (which is my current favorite market).

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