The 124 Grand Market is often bustling on a Thursday night with people lining up at all sorts of vendors, but in the middle you’ll stumble upon a lesser known sweet treats secret — Woahnuts, a local business that makes waffle doughnuts.
You might wonder why someone would mess with two foods that are perfectly delicious on their own, but your doubts will ease with just one bite into a thick, sugary woahnut.
Acquiring the woahnuts is easy — you can choose your flavours at the 124 Grand Market (on Thursdays and Sundays) or at the Al Fresco Market (on Saturdays). You can alternatively order ahead by DM’ing Woahnuts on social media, and feel the eliteness that comes with walking up to grab your order without having to wait in line. The hardest part of the process is figuring out which woahnut to eat first. The menu rotates weekly with flavours ranging from rich and chocolatey to fruity and sweet.
A standout flavour that appears on the menu frequently is the Blue Raspberry Toaster Pop. From the name, it sounds like a sugary breakfast you might have eaten as a kid that would no doubt leave you with a headache and an impending cavity. However, the woahnut tastes more like raspberries than toaster pop. The flakiness of the icing combined with the thick dough and berry filling create a taste akin to that of a light breakfast pastry. It’s sweet, but it won’t leave you feeling like you just ate a packet of sugar.
The Apple Pie woahnut is another simple, yet yummy treat. It smells and tastes like a freshly baked apple pie, only covered in more sugar. Warm it up for an authentic pie taste.
The Chocolate Sprinkles and Cookies and Cream woahnuts are the most decadent in the pack. The Chocolate Sprinkles woahnut is smothered in chocolate and topped with rainbow sprinkles. It’s simple, but will appease any chocolate cravings that may come your way. The Cookies and Cream is overwhelmingly chocolatey and is for the most extreme chocolate lovers. The chocolate waffle is covered sparingly in a vanilla glaze topped with cookie crumbs, which add an extra crunch to the woahnut. If you put your favourite Tim Hortons doughnut in a waffle maker, this is how it would taste. Both of these flavours are decadent and filling, and most resemble a “traditional” donut.
You have to buy a minimum of six woahnuts when you order, so it’s best to get an assortment of the weekly flavours. You’ll get both sweet and rich woahnuts, and a sugar rush is practically guaranteed.
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