Ol’ School Donuts

Address: Anywhere in Halifax Regional Municipality, really… It’s a food truck!

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Date / Time Visited:  1:00PM on 19 January 2014

Time: 1:00PM

Genre: Dessert

Reservation: Nil

Here are some of our thoughts (please listen to the podcast for a complete description):

Ambiance/description of place

Chris – Wherever they park!

Margaret – Mini-school bus parked in parking lot.

Ol' School Donuts - Price Sandwich Board

Ol’ School Donuts – Price Sandwich Board

Greeting / reception

Margaret – “Glad you came back”, filled out a ballot for a free t-shirt.

Menu prices

Margaret – $5 per a serving (tray / bag) – 10-12 mini per serving

Ol' School Donuts - Donut Selection

Ol’ School Donuts – Donut Selection


Chris – Lots, as long as it’s donuts!

Margaret – plain, sugar, cinnamon sugar, powdered.  Specials – S’mores, peanut butter & jam.  Featured flavours – oreo, peanut butter cups.

Ol' School Donuts - Feautre Sandwich Board

Ol’ School Donuts – Feature Sandwich Board

Why we chose menu item

Chris – I had to choose donuts, and I like peanut butter

Margaret – I like sugar donuts – I’m a purist.  I loved these – used to be a treat at the fair.

Charlotte – Wanted to try the Oreos and S’mores

Smell/look/taste of sugar donuts

Chris – Even though it wasn’t the sugar cinnamon variety, I really tasted the cinnamon.

Margaret – I liked these!

Ol' School Donuts - Sugar Donuts

Ol’ School Donuts – Sugar Donuts

Smell/look/taste of Oreo donuts

Chris – Couldn’t really taste the Oreos.

Margaret – I sampled everything but didn’t have a full order.

Ol' School Donuts - Oreo Donuts

Ol’ School Donuts – Oreo Donuts

Smell/look/taste of S’mores donuts

Chris – I’m not a big fan of marshmallows, so I didn’t really like these.

Margaret – Tasty but wouldn’t be able to eat many.

Ol' School Donuts - Smores Donuts

Ol’ School Donuts – Smores Donuts

Smell/look/taste of Peanut Butter Cup donuts

Chris – My favourite.  The peanut butter was, well, peanut butter.  The glaze reminded me of what you would find on the Triple at Beavertails.

Margaret – Not bad but not a huge fan of PB.

Ol' School Donuts - Peanut Butter Cups Donuts

Ol’ School Donuts – Peanut Butter Cups Donuts

Service/wait staff knowledge

Margaret – Owned by a teenager but he was at a tournament of some kind so his parents were working the fryer.

Overall dining experience

Margaret – If you like eating in your car,  it’s a delightful experience!  Maybe someday the bus will be at a location that has park benches so you can eat outdoors instead of in a car.

Would we go again

Chris – Okay as an occasional treat, but not something that I would go out of my way for.

Margaret – Hmm,  I wouldn’t go out of my way to get more but if I were passing by their location, I might be tempted.  Who am I kidding, of course, I will be tempted!

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