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LAist's Worst Of: Baby Donut Edition

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While local citizens are always their own experts on everything from restaurants to movie theaters to parking lots and gas stations, LAist finds that more people have more opinions about sweets than anything else in town. Most specifically donuts. (Or, doughnuts. Or, dough-nuts.)

Last year, Daily Candy raved about a place in Sherman Oaks called Baby Donut (15030 Ventura Boulevard) where obsessive-compulsive doughnut eaters, those fed up with the generic corner stores or the mainstream over-abundance of places like Krispy Kreme could find their paradise.

LAist just wants to say that Daily Candy had it all wrong.

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Walk into Baby Donut and pick a glazed guinea pig (original, eclair style, et al) and decide on a filling (chocolate mousse, strawberry or apple pie). Go for an icing and a topping. Then get ready to hurl.

There's just something a little bit "ghetto" about Baby Donut. Maybe it's the fact that the doughnuts are like turds -- tiny, insignificant little nothings. Maybe it's because the fillings taste a little like the consistency of non-fat, warm Jello instant pudding. Just maybe it's because the toppings are like stale pieces of candy you found at the bottom of your Halloween bag.

Just maybe.

You've got to believe us when we tell you that after watching the "donut technicians" at Baby Donut put together our chocolate mousse-filled, sprinkle-covered masterpiece, we sorta didn't even want to eat it (let alone pay for it). And when we did finally eat it, it was well - sort of like chomping down on something your friend's kid made in their Easy Bake Oven. It resembles a doughnut, but really, all it was...was a donut (if you know what we mean).

So if you're looking for a quality filled doughnut, go somewhere you can count on. Somewhere that has them already made. Someplace that doesn't require you to stand there and watch the process.

Someplace that isn't Baby Donut.