Coeliac’s of the inner north-west Rejoice! Foddies have brought their delicious Low Fodmap and gluten free donuts to Moonee Ponds. The donuts also cater for other dietary requirements, with all clearly labelled. From the owners of Foddies Café in Albert Park, They opened on Today, Tuesday the 3rd of July and you can find this expansion at 28 Hall Street in Moonee Ponds.
The shop’s focus is on bringing delicious donuts, a few other sweet treats and coffee to those of us in the area. There are a few tables where you can sit and enjoy your coffee and donuts over a chat with friends, but the shop doesn’t have the Café Menu. While this dismayed a few people, I am excited to be able to grab a donut every now and then for the group morning teas, on the way to work.
Today, they had seven varieties of Donuts up for grabs with a muffin and banana bread as well. A quick chat revealed that they will indeed be selling the Foddies Frozen meals from this location soon. They just need to get a few more pieces of equipment to store them. It is also confirmed that you will be able to grab their sauces from the store as well. I am sensing a lot of Foddies reviews coming up shortly.
I was like a kid in a candy store, well, actually I was a Coeliac in a Gluten Free Donut Store. Nothing more needs to be said. I purchased one of each flavour of donut for sale with two brand new flavours for the opening. The majority of them were priced at $4.50 each, while their deluxe Snickers and PB Donut – a brand new flavour for the opening- cost $5. The other new flavour is the Tutti Fruity ($4.50). Each donut was decent in size and I thankfully got to cut them into pieces and share them around at work.
I had to start with the one that looked the most extravagant. This Salted Road is covered in a sugary glaze, topped with marshmallows and then drizzled with salted caramel sauce. This salted caramel sauce is divine. It really makes the donut pop with flavour. It is heavy rich with a strong salty flavour, the perfect combination. Of course, you can’t review a donut shop by just talking about the toppings. The donut itself was light and airy; it had a lovely texture and delicious flavour. Foddies have certainly perfected the art of a gluten free donut. This Salty Road donut is Low Fodmap, Gluten Free, Nut Free and Soy Free.
The PB Snickers, standing for Peanut Butter was definitely on the deluxe side. This brand new flavour was topped with two slices of a snickers bar, filled with peanut butter then covered in a chocolate glaze and crushed peanuts. It certainly was the epitome of luxury donuts. As mentioned above this donut did cost 50 cent extra but it was definitely worth it. While the Salty Road had been sweet, the PB Snickers was rich. The airy donut and sweet chocolate glaze paired well with the smooth peanut butter. The crushed nuts added a lovely crunch. Naturally, this donut is not nut free but it is Low Fodmap and Gluten Free.
The second new flavour for the opening is the Tutti Fruity. This was definitely the flavour combination I wanted to try the most. The base donut seems to have a little bit of cinnamon sugar on it, then it is topped with a sweet and tart berry glaze. It’s always hard to tell which berry is what but I feel like there is a little bit of raspberry in there and maybe some blue or blackberry. Whatever it is the combination of the glaze and the airy donut is divine. Everyone at work agreed these are the best-textured gluten free donuts they’ve had. To be honest, I’m a little jealous, because they’ve had my Hot Jam Donuts too. The Tutti Fruity is Low Fodmap Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free and Soy Free.
Lemon Meringue Pie
Another donut that looks amazing is their Lemon Meringue Pie. Unlike the PB Snickers despite looking fancy, this one is still only $4.50. Being Low Fodmap, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free and Soy Free isn’t holding back any of these flavours. The centre is filled with Lemon curd and it is topped with a soft meringue flower. The final touches include being torched and dusted with powdered sugar. Again the donut is light and airy with a beautiful flavour, the meringue is sweet and creamy as you bite into it and then pow! The lemon curd is refreshing and a tad tart to bring all the flavours together. This was a big hit and one I’d certainly buy again.
This is my first Nutella Donut that I haven’t made myself. Which means I was pretty excited, the base donut is the same as the Jam Donut. It is light, airy and covered in cinnamon sugar. Cinnamon sugar is my favourite coating. When you are pipped filled with Nutella, I don’t think there is anything to complain about. Especially when Foddies Donuts are extremely generous with the filling. It’s a gluten free nutella donut, but it was good. The Nutella donut is only Low Fodmap and gluten free.
These last two, I refused to eat unless I warmed them first. A quick 20 seconds in the microwave did the trick. The Jam Donut is Low Fodmap, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free and Soy Free. This is just a beautiful jam donut, when heated the jam does get a bit heavy and you may find your donut falls apart. That is because they are really generous with their jam filling.
A warm cinnamon donut can cure all ailments I think. It just brings a wide smile to my face. Like it’s jam filled cousin the plain Cinnamon Donut is low fodmap, gluten free, dairy free, nut free and soy free. The coating is sweet and cinnamony, it’s just really good.
I don’t feel like saying ‘so that’s the review’ because this is so much more than a review. I hope that you all get a chance to head on down and try out one of the Foddies Donuts for yourselves. For those who visited for the opening day today, what was your favourite flavour?
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Until Next Time;
Ashlee; The Aussie Coeliac