The Doh-Nuh T Company is tightly tucked in beside The Historic Texas Lunch in downtown Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Inside boasts fresh and hot, made-to-order doughnuts. The cozy bakery is the only place in Chambersburg to pick up custom doughnuts since 2015.
The smell of frying donuts tickles your nose at the door. From the door, it’s a straight shot into seeing the doughnut being made from scratch. The whole process of mixing, frying, glazing and topping is visibly done behind the glass on the spot.
The Doh-Nuh T Co. offers 15 glazes and 32 toppings with over 500 possible combinations. Customers start out with a plain doughnut to start as a blank canvas that’s tailored to your taste buds.
These are no ordinary donuts, as they pack a subtle crunch. These doughnuts are made with a special cake donut batter.
“They’re denser and more rich than a rising donut or a yeast doughnut, which is generally what everybody else makes because they’re cheaper to make,” Co-floor Manager of The Doh-Nuh T Co. Jedera Allen said.
The journey begins with a whiteboard and imagination. The whiteboard helps organize all of the decadent dessert decisions, including the glaze, topping and drizzle. Honey, lemon, peanut butter, chocolate, apple and rum are just some of the glazes customers can choose from. The toppings list is more extensive with items such as bacon, cappuccino crunches, peppermint, sprinkles, streusel, walnuts and chocolate chips.
The Doh-Nuh T Co. has over 20 recommended combinations on the menu and other desserts like fried Twinkies and cinnamon buns. There are also seasonal doughnuts highlighted in red. Allen said they're hoping introduce more seasonal combinations around the spring holidays.
The most popular doughnut offered is the Hangover donut, which has maple glazed with bacon crumbles. Allen described this doughnut as pancakes and bacon, except bite-sized.
The second favorite is Blueberry Overload, followed by Cookies and Cream. Allen’s favorite doughnut, which she calls Mudslides, is a chocolate glaze with Oreos, walnuts and a chocolate drizzle.
The doughnuts are versatile, some better served hot, while others are better served cold.
“If you're not eating it warm, you are not enjoying the full deliciousness of that doughnut because if it's not warm it doesn't give you that good warm, pleasant feeling,” Allen said.
The Doh-Nuh T Co. is constantly assessing for new flavors, often gathering feedback from customers.