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Mister Donut’s new Angel Fruit series elevates angel cream doughnuts

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By Oona McGee, SoraNews24

As the weather begins to warm up in Japan, the culinary landscape is also making a seasonal transition, bringing us light and refreshing flavors designed to keep us cool and satiated during the hottest months of the year.

Over at Mister Donut, they’re offering a new series of doughnuts called the “Angel Fruit” series, which uses locally sourced fruit to lift their long-selling Angel Cream doughnut to a heavenly dimension.

There are a total of four flavors in the series: Hokkaido melon, Setouchi lemon, Fukuoka Amaou Strawberry and Osaka Delaware Grape. However, the Osaka Delaware doughnut, which is 20-yen more expensive than the others, is exclusive to the Kansai region in and around Osaka, so our Tokyo-based reporter Tasuku Egawa was only able to grab three for a tasting when they were released on June 1.

▼ Left to right: Hokkaido Melon, Fukuoka Amaou Strawberry, and Setouchi Lemon, priced at 180 yen each.

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While the new doughnuts feature the same powdered-sugar topping as the chain’s regular Angel Cream doughnut, each one has now been sliced in two to showcase the cream filling, which is usually piped into the closed doughnut.

▼ This is a great decision, as the cream is topped with a colourful fruit jam that makes them irresistible to the eye.

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They sure look beautiful, but what do they taste like? Let’s begin the tasting, starting with the Angel Fruit Hokkaido Melon.

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This was a seriously tasty combination, with the familiar angel cream taken to a new level of deliciousness with the addition of the melon, which had a texture somewhere between jam and jelly. The melon flavor was wonderfully pronounced, with the cream and dough working to reign in the fruity notes while a scattering of pistachios provided a fantastic textural contrast.

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▼ Next up is the Angel Fruit Fukuoka Amaou Strawberry.

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▼ This doughnut also has a beautifully bright and fruity filling.

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Tasuku was pleased to see the pistachios were also present here, and when he took his first bite, he found the fruit jelly was noticeably more tart than the melon. Tasuku loves the tart sweetness of strawberries, and that’s exactly what this doughnut delivered, making the melon variety taste far sweeter by comparison.

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▼ Finally, we have the Angel Fruit Setouchi Lemon.

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▼ Another beautiful display of fruit and cream inside.

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This golden, almost transparent jelly glistened beautifully in the light. As for the flavor, it was deliciously tart in a different way to the strawberry, which displayed more sweetness.

For Tasuku, the Setouchi Lemon was the best doughnut of the bunch, as it was jam-packed with the perfect type of lemon refreshment that taste buds tend to yearn for on a hot summer’s day.

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Still, you can’t go wrong with any of the Angel Fruit doughnuts, as each one is angelic in its own right.

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Calorie bomb.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Much as I hate to admit...... those do look exceedingly good!

8 ( +8 / -0 )

WOW!! Looks so chou very yummy! Why oh why can't we have these here?? Weebtastic!!

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

These pastries look like a COVID co-morbidity all by themselves...

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

Even when I look at the pictures it already hurts me.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Having been in Canada a few months now, I have realized that donuts here are garbage. Sugar bombs of sugary sugar, topped and filled with sugar. I didn't realize that I'd come to appreciate Mr. Donut as much as I did over so many years.

I don't eat donuts much, but I won't be eating any more here in Canada, I can wait until I get home.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

Having been in Canada a few months now, I have realized that donuts here are garbage.

You've had a busy few months trying all doughnuts, everywhere in Canada?

2 ( +3 / -1 )

You've had a busy few months trying all doughnuts, everywhere in Canada?

No, to be fair, I've only been to Tim Hortons (it's a donut shop here, like the Canadian Mr. Donut). But just walking in, you can feel the sugar start to seep into your pores. My dad eats them (great for his diabetes) and I've tried them. They're just sugar bombs.

I'm sure you can get a good donut in Canada, the same way I know you can get a good hamburger in Japan. But if we're talking generalities...

0 ( +3 / -3 )

I tried the lemon one the other day, it was pretty good going down but ended up giving me a stomachache. Maybe it's just getting older, but I can't tolerate deep fried stuff the way I used to. But anyways, I don't think it was the donuts fault lol. Def give it a try!

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Btw, if you're worried about the calories, the Mr D website said each one is between 235-246 calories per donut. So, about as bad for you as an ice cream, nothing too crazy. I mean, it's a dessert, it's not like you should be expecting the same calorie count as a salad lol.

Anyways, you should be able to burn one off with about an hour and a half walk.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

I've got a sweet tooth, Mister Donut is right there where sugary-sweet is not to be expected, . Lemon was just too sour for me on this batch offering, and we all know what happens when you mix acid with milk!

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Mr Donut is bland. Tim Hortons is better.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

donut in japan tasted less greasy & sweet compare to donut in US. I love mr. donut wish i can have some.

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