Vancouver Donut Challenge Winners

The  Vancouver Foodster Donut Challenge was a success featuring donut creations from bakeries and cafes around Metro Vancouver. Each bakery cafe featured their donut creation from March 4-27, 2022.

Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation with a rigorous process based on taste, originality/uniqueness and presentation/appearance.

Each media judge scored each creation with a maximum of 40 points as follows: Overall Taste 20 points, Originality and Uniqueness 10 points, Presentation and Appearance 10 points. The highest number of points a challenge creation could have been awarded is 120 points.

The Winners are:

1st Place:

{113 points}

Doughnut Love

Love Cake

Price: $3.75

Created by: Clinton Hiles

Description: Vanilla Bean Cake Doughnut with a delicate white chocolate, lemon frosting.

Doughnut Love

107 – 1655 Como Lake Road, Coquitlam

Tel: (604) 492-2456

Web: https://doughnutlove.ca/

instagram @doughnutlove.ca

2nd Place (tie)

{108 points}

The Cannoli King

The Godfather

Price: $7.50

Created by: Sam and Liz Pero

Our Sicilian donut a handcrafted yeast donut dipped in a white ganache and topped with a mini Sicilian cannoli and cannoli crumb.

The Cannoli King

950 Seaborne Ave #1125, Port Coquitlam

Email: info@cannoliking.ca

Web: https://cannoliking.ca/

Instagram @cannolikingvancouver

2nd Place (tie)

{108 points}

Holy Mochi Donuts

Browned Butter, Strawberry Delight & A Belly Full of Nice Flight

Price: $9.50

Created by: Your girls at Holy Mochi Donuts

Description: Who says your palette can’t have it all? Your local donut dealers coming through with a rich and decadent donut AND a light and fruity one cuz we love you. Introducing…

Browned Butter Salted Caramel Pretzel

Featuring our signature mochi donut dipped in a bold, caramelized browned butter glaze and sprinkled with pretzel bits. Just when you think it can’t get any better we topped it off with generous drizzles of salted caramel and belgian chocolate.

Madagascar Vanilla Bean & Strawberry Delight

A smooth and luscious vanilla bean glazed on top our holy mochiness of a donut. And then we hooked it up with strawberry infused sugar candy, chantilly, a slice of fresh strawberry and sprinkles of strawberry crumble.

Holy Mochi Donuts

10330 152 St #5, Surrey (pick-up location)

Email: hello@holymochidonuts.com

Web: https://holymochidonuts.com/

Instagram @holymochidonuts

3rd Place:

{104 points}

Punk Rock Pastries

Ballistic Banoffee

Price: $5.95

Created by: The whole prp team

Description: Calling all Banana lovers, our Ballistic Banoffee Donut will leave you wanting more. Filled with Punk Rock Pastries signiture caramel buttercream, topped with a caramelized banana tart and finished with a sweet dulce de Leche.

Available: Tuesday to Sunday during opening hours

Punk Rock Pastries

5548 Hastings Street, Burnaby

Tel: (604) 423-4101

Web: https://www.punkrockpastries.com/

Instagram @punkrockpastries

In the People’s Choice Awards category, the public who tried the Donut Creations were the ones who had the opportunity to cast their vote throughout the challenge.

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice (tie):

The Cannoli King

The Godfather

Price: $7.50

Created by: Sam and Liz Pero

Our Sicilian donut a handcrafted yeast donut dipped in a white ganache and topped with a mini Sicilian cannoli and cannoli crumb.

The Cannoli King

950 Seaborne Ave #1125, Port Coquitlam

Email: info@cannoliking.ca

Web: https://cannoliking.ca/

Instagram @cannolikingvancouver

1st Place People’s Choice (tie):

Holy Mochi Donuts

Browned Butter, Strawberry Delight & A Belly Full of Nice Flight

Price: $9.50

Created by: Your girls at Holy Mochi Donuts

Description: Who says your palette can’t have it all? Your local donut dealers coming through with a rich and decadent donut AND a light and fruity one cuz we love you. Introducing…

Browned Butter Salted Caramel Pretzel

Featuring our signature mochi donut dipped in a bold, caramelized browned butter glaze and sprinkled with pretzel bits. Just when you think it can’t get any better we topped it off with generous drizzles of salted caramel and belgian chocolate.

Madagascar Vanilla Bean & Strawberry Delight

A smooth and luscious vanilla bean glazed on top our holy mochiness of a donut. And then we hooked it up with strawberry infused sugar candy, chantilly, a slice of fresh strawberry and sprinkles of strawberry crumble.

Holy Mochi Donuts

10330 152 St #5, Surrey (pick-up location)

Email: hello@holymochidonuts.com

Web: https://holymochidonuts.com/

Instagram @holymochidonuts

2nd Place People’s Choice:

Doughnut Love

Love Cake

Price: $3.75

Created by: Clinton Hiles

Description: Vanilla Bean Cake Doughnut with a delicate white chocolate, lemon frosting.

Offered: Tuesday to Friday 6am until sold out.  Saturday and Sunday 7am until sold out. Only a limited amount will be made each day, visit early!

Takeout and delivery details – preorder online or UberEats.  For pre-order please specify in the notes if you have a special request for particular doughnuts.

Doughnut Love

107 – 1655 Como Lake Road, Coquitlam

Tel: (604) 492-2456

Web: https://doughnutlove.ca/

instagram @doughnutlove.ca

3rd Place People’s Choice:

Punk Rock Pastries

Ballistic Banoffee

Price: $5.95

Created by: The whole prp team

Description: Calling all Banana lovers, our Ballistic Banoffee Donut will leave you wanting more. Filled with Punk Rock Pastries signiture caramel buttercream, topped with a caramelized banana tart and finished with a sweet dulce de Leche.

Available: Tuesday to Sunday during opening hours

Punk Rock Pastries

5548 Hastings Street, Burnaby

Tel: (604) 423-4101

Web: https://www.punkrockpastries.com/

Instagram @punkrockpastries

Our Media judges for this challenge were: AJ Heraghty, Shelley Hayashi and Tony Huynh.

Thank you to the bakeries and cafes that accepted my invitation and featured the Donut Challenge creations on the menu for the past few weeks during this challenge.

I encourage you to visit the winning bakery cafes to try their Donut creations! See all the Donut Challenge Entries Here.

By: Richard Wolak

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