Friday, March 14, 2008
dessert/bakery: i strongly recommend cake donuts at COSTCO
No. 268 Jiu Zong, Sec 1
hours: 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Visit reviewed: 3/13/2008
Who would have thought the perfect American style cake donut would be at Costco? I spotted it on my trip today and couldn't resist- after all- you get 8 for NT$119 which is basically the price of 4 Mr. Donut donuts.
The tray comes with half chocolate donuts and half plain (4 each)- they are a good size with vanilla frosting.
I practically inhaled mine- it was moist, sweet and dangerous! It's so simple, yet so satisfying especially in contrast to the dry bricks of cake-style donuts that I've had at Mr. Donut or Dunkin Donuts. It was dense, but not heavy.
I don't know if it's a staple like their muffins, croissants, cheesecakes, or seasonal like their pumpkin pies, but I was happy to find it! I totally love their cheesecake and birthday cakes too. They also have freshly made cream puffs and cookies, which I haven't tried here, not to mention their churros and frozen yogurt in the food court.
Oh, and good beef hotdogs (not like the nasty hot dogs at Ikea).
I also spotted some ice cream sandwiches today there, I guess, an organic brand called Julie's. I didn't feel like paying a premium NT$300 plus for 12 ice cream sandwiches so I bought the blackberry sorbet bars which I haven't tried yet.
If only they made lemon meringue pies, then Costco would be even more awesome.
What's your favorite thing from Costco or what do you wish Costco Taipei would import in?