Splash of Flavor 2015: Double Chocolate Donut at Ohlin’s Bakery

KEVIN C., Watertown Splash staff

Eating a double chocolate donut from Ohlin’s Bakery is a stomach-filling experience.

Ohlin’s is an old-school bakery located on 456 Common St. in Belmont. Walking into this small store fills a nose with the smell of delicate pastries. The aroma is amazing and will make people happy to wait in long lines.

(Hey, you can place your vote here!)

The flavor is chocolate to the max. This donut isn’t dry, like commercial-brand donuts. An Ohlin’s donut is sweet.

When it comes to donuts, the choices seem endless. Coconut. Butternut crunch. Glazed. Old-fashioned. Sugared. Chocolate frosted. Boston creme. And $1.39 is a fine price for heaven.

“That donut has explosive flavor. The glossy glaze is a fine touch to this delicacy,” said a recurring customer.

Since Ohlin’s is a bakery, it doesn’t only have donuts. There’s a special case for sugary treats, such as, gingerbread men, customized cupcakes, and cannolis filled to order.

Ohlin’s bakers make donuts daily so that they are a guaranteed fresh, so don’t ever worry about biting into a hard two-day-old donut. Some seasonal donuts come and go, but the double chocolate is set forever. (I hope.)

Walking into this store in the afternoon can show how many people like a type of donut. Some trays are half-empty, some are almost full, and some, like the double chocolate donut, have only a few left.

It’s hard to come across such a bakery in a lifetime. Commercial bakeries are a few miles apart from each other. This bakery is like hitting the jackpot.

(Ohlin’s Bakery, 456 Common St., Belmont. 617-484-0274)

(To help pick the 2015 Splash of Flavor winner, cast your vote at http://tinyurl.com/3h532cs. Voting is only open until May 1, 2015.)

-– April 3, 2015–