Gasps and excited yips arose as fresh donuts arrived at the Fukuoka Now office, but the anticipation was cranked up a notch as we found out that these were healthy donuts – the El Dorado/perpetual motion machine/nirvana of the desserts world!
Canezees Doughnut already makes healthier donuts than their funfair-style brethren (which are temples to trans fats), but now they’re striving for an even more saintly snack. These new donuts require no guilt, and were created in response to more health-conscious customers wanting donuts which fitted their vegan, exercise-filled lifestyles.
With these specifications in mind, the Canezees team got to work. They used a combination of coconut oil, sesame oil, daizu powder, mochi kome, and Fukuoka Prefecture wheat flour, and – as always – they did not add any white sugar, butter or eggs. After some experimentation, they came up with four flavours: fruit & nuts, matcha, cocoa, and good ol’ fashioned plain.
The resulting donuts are slightly denser and cakier than the norm, designed to be scrummy sources of energy. The fruit & nuts in particular is like a tasty powerbar, incorporating walnut, cranberries and mango – a great reward for working up a sweat at the gym. The plain was perhaps the most admired in the office: it is one of the sweeter donuts in this new range, whilst remaining far more filling than a standard donut.
We recommend warming your vegan donut in the microwave for a couple of seconds (that’s all it needs), and/or enjoying it with a nice cup of tea or coffee. And, whereas normal donuts really need to be consumed on the day for peak deliciousness, these donuts can survive a good five days. So you can go to Canezees on the weekend and stock up for the week!
These donuts are available now from Canezees Doughnut!
To read our full report on Canezees Doughnut Hakata from July, 2015, click here!
4-15-10-1F Hakataeki-mae, Hakata-ku
Open: Tue. ~ Sun. 09:00~20:00
Vegan donuts menu: Plain ¥200, fruit and nuts ¥230, cocoa ¥210, matcha ¥210