OPINION – Raise your hand if you love donuts.
Raise both hands if your mouth is officially watering already. I know I’m not the only one currently waving my arms in the air. I mean, let’s be real – this delicacy is love at first bite.
Especially when we’re talking cake donuts at Fractured Prune. Although this company was started back east in Ocean City, Maryland, in 1976 – St. George residents Woody and Karan Taylor were the first to bring this fabulous franchise to the west. They are the proud local owners of the St. George location that is operated by their son-in-law, Tracy Hill.
While donuts are currently the trendiest treat, Fractured Prune takes this food fad to the next level. Unlike your standard pastry shop, you won’t be selecting from an assortment of donuts displayed behind a wide glass window. Instead, you’ll choose from over a dozen unique glazes and toppings to create your very own made-to-order masterpiece that is freshly dipped right before your eyes.
Add 120 seconds to the process, and boom, happiness in a box awaits. And not to mention at the perfect temperature – literally melt-in-your-mouth warm. That changes everything, right?
Right. Even people who claim to dislike donuts won’t be able to justify not trying one. I mean, with glaze flavors like blueberry, marshmallow, mint, orange, and strawberry, (just to name a few), every tastebud in town will be able to find something satisfying. Especially when they get to top it off with items like graham crackers, mini chocolate chips, powdered sugar, and rainbow sprinkles.
I know, I know. All these donut decisions may seem a little overwhelming. That’s why Fractured Prune offers specialty donut suggestions as well. Just trust me when I say donuts are always better by the dozen. So order accordingly. Translation: You can’t go wrong ordering an assortment to sample with friends. Be sure to try a wide variety, and don’t feel bad when you end up going back for seconds. And thirds. Guilty.
The possibilities are endless, but I am determined to try them all. So far my favorites include caramel bliss (caramel glaze and mini chocolate chips), carnival (honey glaze and rainbow sprinkles), strawberry shortcake (strawberry glaze, graham crackers and powdered sugar), and french toast (maple glaze and cinnamon sugar). Oh,and banana cream pie and s’mores both deserve a very honorable mention as well. Don’t be afraid to order outside the (donut) box – it’s actually highly encouraged and all part of the experience!
Also, since everyone is in frantic search of that perfect pumpkin pastry, I should probably let you know you’ll find it here. You have your choice between three seasonal selections: pumpkin spice, pumpkin pie. and pumpkin chocolate chip. Yum. Just yum.
This hot spot also offers a drive-thru service, which is brilliant. Now there’s no reason not to stop and grab a batch to go. After all, this guilty pleasure tastes great at any time of the day.
So what are you waiting for? You can finally have your cake donut and eat it too. Just don’t forget the milk.
- Fractured Prune | Website
- Address: 1091 N. Bluff St, Suite 101, St. George
- Telephone: 435-673-2280
- Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.- 9 p.m. | Friday 7 a.m.-10 p.m. | Saturday 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. | Closed Sunday
Ali Hill is an opinion columnist. The opinions stated in this article are her own, are not influenced through any advertising agreements with St. George News, and are not representative of St. George News.
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