Suzy Q

Suzy Q is an Ottawa favourite!

They are most known for their classic doughnuts such as Maple Bacon, Cookies n’Cream, and Dirty Chocolate, but they also have seasonal doughnuts like Raspberry Lemonade, Eat a Peach and Lemon Poppyseed in the summer.

As well as their doughnuts, you can buy doughnut ice cream sandwiches, ice cream bars, ice cream slushies depending on the season, and a variety of coffee drinks.

Prices for doughnuts are 1 for $3, 4 for $10, 6 for $12 and 12 for $24

I went on a Sunday afternoon with a friend to toast the end of summer, and after seeing the relatively affordable prices, we decided to buy 4 for 10 $. There were fifteen flavours to choose from! We finally settled on Eat a Peach, Happy Goat Mocha Truffle, Wunder Crunch, and Salty Caramel (clockwise in picture).

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The doughnuts were definitely surprising. The dough was like nothing I’d had before. Nice and yeasty, and straight out the oven warm, it had quite a distinctive spice to it; I couldn’t quite put my finger on what it was or if I really liked it.. I realized later on that Suzy Q follows a traditional Finnish recipe of the Sugar Munkki, which is a deep fried doughnut with cardamom spice. Suzy Q goes into more detail on their website. These donuts are a must for cardamom lovers!

Out of the four doughnuts we tried, the Happy Goat Mocha Truffle was a definite winner. The doughnut hole was filled with a creamy coffee and chocolate ganache. Messy and incredibly decadent! We also loved the Wunder Crunch, a play on the Wunderbar. Silky, crunchy, sweet peanut butter topping with a chocolate glaze. Such good peanut butter!

The Salty Caramel and Eat a Peach fell short for us, both toppings could have been better texture and flavour wise.

Overall, if you are a doughnut fan, Suzy Q is worth it. Their classic doughnuts are known all over Ottawa, and the variety they offer definitely entices.

But honestly, I prefer Art-Is-In’s!

 

 

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