Eat this: Gibson’s Watermelon Donut
Summer has come to Gibson’s: they’re selling donuts with bright pink watermelon flavored icing.
The watermelon donut doesn’t seem like a thing that should work. There’s something kind of strange about combining the sweet, yeasty goodness of a donut with a watermelon’s sweet, light, watery taste. At the same though, I am a big fan of both donuts and watermelons.
So I bought one. I was so curious/excited about it that I ate it while sitting in my parked car in the Gibson’s parking lot.
It was strange, but in a pleasant way. The icing has a little bit of sourness to it, which surprised me. It was the kind of sourness that I could only really taste on the first bite, and I spent all of the subsequent bites trying to recreate it so I could figure out what it was.
The verdict? The watermelon donut isn’t a terrible idea, but it does force you to choose sides. It’s the sort of flavor combination that you’re either going to be super excited about or kind of grossed out by.
I fall into the first camp. I should have bought two.