Thursday, January 13, 2011

Jack Frost Nipping at Your Waistline

Doughnuts: not just for cops anymore.

I love me a good doughnut. As I was coming back from running some errands on the west side I thought to myself, "You know what I haven't had in a while? A Jack Frost doughnut.

It was mid afternoon and I knew the trays were only going to be half full ('cuz I'm a tray half full kind of person). No bother, I'd take that last dozen of whatever they had left, over the first dozen anyone else in Cleveland was serving up.

The main difference between Jack Frost and the others is that most, if not all, of their doughnuts have cream filling on top. I'm not going to say that it's organic this, finest ingredients that, or in a round about way healthy for you - they're not. The frosting seems to be the same stereotypical frosting you can find at most doughnut shops, only it's on every single one. It's seems like such a simple difference that would be much a deal - but it is.

Peanut Butter Cream with Grape Jelly (forefront)

My old man used to take my brother and I to the construction site with him on Saturdays (not by choice, but because my mom made him). If we were working in Parma somewhere he'd always send someone to JF for coffee break. The taste of the cream filling takes me back to those Saturdays. (A dusty work truck with the faint smell of gasoline seems to do the same thing.)

Maybe it's because it's in an odd angled building. Maybe it's because it's old school. Or maybe it's because it's just a throwback to my childhood. Whatever it is, I just love Jack Frost.

Jack Frost Donut Shop
4960 Pearl Rd
Cleveland, OH 44109
(216) 351-3638

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  1. It's funny how this place has strong memories for many. Jack Frost is very close to where my grandparents used to live in Old Brooklyn. I have many memories as a young child heading up there to get a dozen donuts on our way to see them. And they are still as tasty as they were then.

  2. Mmmmm.... I can just smell the sugar looking at the pics!

  3. Alicia,
    There was actually a guy that used to work for Jack Frost that opened a place in Broadview Hts making the same donuts. It was kind of crummy location and they ended up closing, though. It funny how childhood food memories stick with so many people. I've had the same conversations with people about Antonio's.

    Have you had these things? Look out - they're deadly.

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