Donuts are the new chocolates. Yes. Really. (JCo Donuts Flavors)
…And the way I see it, JCo Donuts’ are the best kind out there! Now, why do I say this…?
About JCo Donuts
Most of the donut brands that I know are dry and cakey — if not doused with super thick coats of sugar that altogether just destroys the balance of the taste. Sure, it may be delicious but it’s not as fulfilling, nor enjoyable.
JCo Donuts’ founders had these exact thoughts in mind; and so, they set out to create the fluffiest donuts with mouthwatering combinations made up of premium toppings and flavors that are not too overwhelming. After some time, in 2006, they opened their first store in Indonesia and the rest — as they say — was history as they expanded to Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Philippines and Saudi Arabia. Their mission and vision were an absolute hit and today, they have over 300 stores worldwide (see here for a complete list of branches in the Philippines).
P.S. Some people would even say that JCo Donuts flavors are like an Asian version of Krispy Kreme—but better! After all, they are not immensely sweet! The balance is just right; add the soft, light, and spongy texture of J.Co Donuts and you’ll find yourself asking for more! (And more… and more… watch out for your health, everyone!)
With an equal passion for innovation, they aim to pair their delectable flavored donuts with the perfect complements which brought forth their other products namely J.Coffee (drinks and frappes), J.Club (sandwiches) and J.Cool (yogurts). You’ll even love the overall design of their stores which are always in warm-hued interiors!
If you rather want bite-sized donuts (like a box of chocolates) they even have J.Pops!
Jco Donuts Flavors
Jco Donuts continually wants to add more flavors to their product line, but to date, below are the Jco Donuts flavors that they have…
This is JCo Donuts’ signature soft bite donut topped with Belgian white chocolate and roasted slices of Californian almonds. This was very creamy and milky; no wonder that it’s an instant favorite!
I wasn’t much for avocado but if you are, you’ll love the avocado cream filling of this donut that’s dipped in avocado chocolate and garnished with dark chocolate flakes.
Filled with whipped cream cheese, this was topped with strawberry jam sauce and white chocolate flakes. But with the color of the said sauce, at the start I thought it was orange sauce; nevertheless, this was rich and yummy!
If you want your donut to be fully encased in dark chocolate, this is the Jco Donut flavor for you!
The only difference from the Berry Spears flavor was that this had blueberry jam sauce. I loved biting on to this baby!
If you want your dose of white chocolate, this donut is dipped in it and then sprinkled with crushed toasted almonds as well as strawberry jam sauce.
Before you say ‘ew’, the ‘caviar’ on this donut is simply made up of wafer-like chocolate-coated crisps that add a hearty munch between each bite of this hazelnut-flavored choco donut.
A much more mellow take as it is coated with strawberry milk chocolate instead.
Think of it like a cookies-and-cream cheesecake as it filled with whipped cream cheese and topped with cookie crumbs. (The donut is also dipped in white chocolate).
Peanut-buttery ganache filling, dipped in milk chocolate, and drizzled with dark chocolate. I’m not a fan of anything in peanut butter but this still tasted great!
Belgian chocolate filling and dark chocolate glaze; this was sinfully chocolatey as it could be!
If you’re a fan of Japan’s Tokyo Banana snacks, you’ll love this donut that’s filled with banana custard cream, dipped in dark chocolate, and garnished with some more banana custard cream on top!
Dipped in milk chocolate and then topped with chocolate cornflakes! Might be a good breakfast substitute, no?
Made up of dark Belgium chocolate glaze and mocha cream filling. Though this is different from Coco Loco, I can’t help but feel that they’re the same since the glaze and filling were light to the taste.
Much like Black Forest types of cakes, this is one of Jco Donuts flavors that was dipped in black forest chocolate and topped with dark chocolate flakes, sweet cherries, and confectioner’s sugar icing powder.
Honey-glazed soft bite donut that is said to melt in your mouth!
Macha (green tea) as its creamy topping, covered in green tea chocolate and then drizzled with white chocolate sauce. What I liked about this is how there was a balanced strength of the taste of tea; because most of the sweet green tea products that I’ve been eating lately were either too milky or too bold.
A strawberry cream-filled donut topped with swirly white chocolate garnish; it looks simple but the taste could pack quite a berry punch!
You’ll love this classic honey-glazed donut that is coated in dark chocolate and topped with crushed peanuts!
Love cappucino? Then this Jco Donuts flavors is for you! Filled with cappuccino cream, it’s surrounded in cappuccino chocolate, and topped with crushed toasted almonds.
Hazelnut chocolate + crushed peanuts. Sounds simple enough but it’s a great dessert to snack on!
Chocolate attack! Feast on this dark chocolate donut with tons of chocolate sprinkles.
Mr. Green Tea
A variation on matcha (green tea) with this one that’s coated in green tea chocolate and then topped off with crushed toasted almonds.
The perfect donut for Oreo lovers like me! Covered generously with ground bits of dark oreo crumbs and white chocolate coating + topping, I’m surely going to buy this one on my next visit!
This is one of the simplest Jco Donuts Flavors and it’s injected with creamy whipped vanilla filling and basked with confectionary’s powdered sugar. Simple? Yes. But rich to the taste? Definitely!
If you haven’t had enough strawberry delights yet, this one has strawberry jam filling and coated with dark chocolate as a finish. (Bits of strawberry chocolate are placed on top too).
The difference with the Snow White variant is that this one is just generously sprinkled with sugar icing powder (no filling).
Tira Miss U
Injected with flavors of espresso or tiramisu cream and topped with cocoa-powder, it’s the perfect J.Co donut for coffee lovers out there.
Love coconuts? Then grab this one! It is filled with kaya (or Malay thick coconut jam custard) and coconut cream, dipped in white chocolate, and sprinkled with shredded coconut flakes.
Another peanut-filled donut which I surprisingly didn’t mind — because why not? (Ba-dum-tsss). The filling tasted a bit like Reese’s chocolates, if I may add. And oh, who wouldn’t love the decorated white and dark chocolate topping’s design?
It helps to note that there are some Jco Donuts flavors that are often available in other branches (set apart from these standard ones) and some of those I’ve heard are…
- Mona Pisa: A savory donut with glaze, sausage bits and tomato sauce.
- Cheese Me Up : donut topped with cream and New Zealand cheese
- Da Vin Cheez : savory donut with cheese and garlic toppings
- Mango Blitz : glazed donut with a mango filling
- Berry Blue : glazed donut with creamy blueberry filling
- Donna Italiano: coffee-flavored donut
My favorites? It has got to be alcapone, oreology, tira miss u and berry spears!
If you take these treats out and freeze them up, once you’re ready to eat them, just leave them for only 8 seconds in the microwave and you’re set! And if you like your donuts cold, it’s fine because the soft texture remains.
(*Prices are set to Philippine Peso)