This week I made a visit to Tantrum Doughnuts in the West End, just a hop skip and jump away from Kelvingrove Art Museum. One of the things I’ve always appreciated about this place is it’s branding. It’s just ultra cool!
The shop is really nice and intimate with just a couple of bar areas with stools. I really love that sign above with the branding printed on a pistachio and hibiscus doughnut. FYI I’ve discovered that I really enjoy saying “hibiscus”. I didn’t actually realise that the kitchen where they make all the produce is just a couple of doors down from the shop. Again, like the shop it’s got a really cool exterior where you can even see the staff at work inside.
As soon as we entered the shop the staff were really welcoming and friendly while we were trying to decide on flavours. There was a good variety of options, but we decided to go for Creme Brûlée, Pistachio and hibiscus, Jam, Hazlenut chocolate, French toast glaze & candied bacon, and Double Blueberry with white chocolate. We decided not to get any of the coffee’s shakes or sundaes, but they looked tempting!
As you can see, they all look delicious! The presentation is immaculate and they taste lovely. My favourites were probably blueberry and white chocolate, and hibiscus and pistachio. I do however think that sometimes I just prefer the classic no frills version of things rather than the ‘gourmet’ jazzed up version. Although I can definitely appreciate Tantrum’s spin on it, I don’t think it’ll be a regular purchase for me. Maybe I need to broaden my horizons but I’ve never tasted a better doughnut than the warm and sugary ones I used to get from a van at Wishaw Market when I would visit my Gran at the weekend! (Insert link incase the westenders don’t know where the buzzing metropolis of Wishaw is). I also thought just over £2.00 was expensive for one doughnut, especially if you were buying a few to share with friends or take to a special occasion. But I do get that they are hand made and small batch with a lot of love and attention to detail put into them. Overall, I think it’s a great shop and I really admire what they are doing and how well they are doing it! I’d still definitely recommend this place to people who want some cool, tasty and interesting Doughnuts!