I was one of the few lucky ones who never had to endure a long line at J.Co Donuts and Coffee. Every time I was in Manila the past three years, I’d make sure to drop by J.Co at Greenbelt to have a donut and a coffee and buy a box of JPops for my cousins. I have always liked J.Co Donuts but I stuck to buying my two favorites: Tiramisu and Donna Italiano.
When J. Co Donuts opened its first branch in Davao City, I was glad they served us their best-seller, the Alcapone. I had always wondered why people loved it so much when it seemed plain and boring to me. I was wrong.
J.Co Donuts are soft and sweet, without being too sweet. The Alcapone has a sweet milky creamy vanilla frosting which complements the donut base well. It is then topped with a generous amount of crunchy almond slices. The combination of tastes and textures result in a delightful bite that might be simple but definitely boring. Now I understand why people line up for a piece of Alcapone.