I’ve been having a craving for donuts for a few weeks and had this free 50% off discount coupon from a shop called The Jelly Donut. I had looked it up and it got good reviews. This past Saturday, the kids both fell asleep in the car so we had to kill some time. It was either that or head home and try to get them upstairs without waking them. Fat chance. Donuts here we come!

The place is located on 24th street just off of South Van Ness. Not the best neighborhood but that did not deter me. The place wasn’t too busy. One guy ahead of me. There was a huge pile of freshly baked donuts behind the counter (forgot to take a picture) and the display case had a good selection to choose from.

The prices are a bit more than, say, Tim Hortons but given it’s a chain, I would hope these donuts would taste better.

While waiting, I had remembered reading that the place just throws in a few free donuts into your order. I also kept tossing around in my head the following thought.

“The discount is 50% off my donut order up to a maximum of $7. I only need two donuts but I wouldn’t be maximizing my discount. I need to order more. Much more.”

Just then I get to the front and blurt out “8. I’d like 8 donuts please.” I started picking my donuts, “2 crullers, 1 honey glaze … what is this? custard. perfect. I’ll take two.”

Next thing I know I have ten donuts. Oops.

And then the moment of truth. Realized. The guy behind the counter goes, “Hey, I’m going to throw in a couple of free donuts.” “Yes!”

Finally I ask him about the discount and hold up my cell phone which has the discount code on it. He seems puzzled so I repeat before he says, “Oh yeah, my cousin mentioned something about that. ok. $5″

Once we finally got home, we opened the donuts and sampled. Anna’s comment was, “It’s just a donut. Nothing special”. I thought it was a bit better. Definitely fresh. But nothing to make me go wow. I probably wouldn’t make a special trip but would drop by again if I was in the neighborhood and wanted a donut or two.

 

The Jelly Donut

3198 24th Street
San Francisco, CA

 


 

 

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