This Pink Donut from 'Dough Doughnuts' Looks and Tastes Like Hibiscus

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jan 20, 2016
References: doughdoughnuts & graduatesinwonderland
NYC's Dough Doughnuts makes a variety of chocolate, caramel and toasted coconut donuts, but one of the varieties that stands out most is an eye-catching pink donut. The 'Hibiscus' donut boasts a bright pink glaze that's made from dried Mexican hibiscus and described as "sweet and tangy." This vibrantly colored glaze is paired with a sprinkling of candied hibiscus flowers, which alludes to the origins of the donut.

While many other food and beverages are quick to combine floral flavors with fruits, herbs and vegetables, this simple donut makes a point to highlight the botanical flavors and the incredible color of hibiscus, effectively making it the star of this product.

With a newfound interest in natural flavoring, consumers are gravitating to light, floral flavors found in everything from cakes to sorbets.