J.Co Donuts & Coffee Manila

WARNING: The things that you will see here are highly addictive. Read at your own risk!

I couldn't help but be enticed by the play of colors when a friend of mine posted a box similar to this one on Instagram.

Different flavors of J.Co donuts in a box

"Where'd you get those?", I asked. "At J.Co's! Oooh, you gotta try them!", she said. I passed by their store once, but being unfamiliar with the brand, I didn't immediately take notice.

Started by Johnny Andrean back in 2005 in Indonesia, J.Co Donuts & Coffee now has over 100 branches all over Asia. They claim to use high-quality ingredients for their yummy doughnuts.

The first branch in the Philippines opened two months ago at SM Megamall . For those who are not familiar with the place, it's right under the bridgeway that connects buildings B and A. 

J.Co Donuts entrance

You'll immediately be greeted by a sumptuous aroma of freshly-cooked donuts once you get inside.

J.Co Donuts interior

Upon entering, you'll see on an extensive display of different flavors of doughnuts on the right. 

J.Co Donuts display counter

Look at all these sugary treats! The glistening glaze tops and chunky toppings were too hard to resist! I wanted to take a big bite out of every single doughnut here!

J.Co Donuts display counter

J.Co Donuts display counter

I didn't get the Glazzy flavor (beside the Alcapone pictured above) because I find the taste all too similar to Krispy Kreme's original glaze. I went for the ones with different toppings so that I could appreciate (and differentiate) the uniqueness of J.Co.

The sweetness level of J.Co doughnut is just right for me. My palate is not built for sugary stuff. That's the reason why I can easily go through months without chocolates, ice creams, cakes, sodas, and doughnuts. 

Up until now, my husband and I are still debating if my being like this is a blessing or a curse. I'm actually gearing towards the latter.    

The flavors that we love best from J.Co's are the following:

1. Alcapone - toasted almond slivers on top of cream are just heavenly. Sweetness is very subtle. You'll definitely taste the almonds more than the rest of the ingredients, and I like it like that!

2. Blueberry More - I think I said "oh gawd, this is soooo good" three times before I wolfed down a piece. The softly grated cheese on top mixed with the blueberry glaze is truly delectable. The filling is not at all airy and the flavor of the cream cheese pops in every bite. I only bought three of these.  I should've bought more!  

3. Don Mochino and Coco Loco  - My chocoholic husband's favorite flavors. I haven't tried both, but hubs said they're still not that sweet even with all the melted chocolate on top.

4. Jacky Chunk and Mr. Green Tea - are my eldest's picks. If you have a special affinity for green tea latte, you'll go gaga for Mr. Green Tea.

5. Sugar Ice - is my youngest's choice. He licks the confectioner's sugar first before eating the whole thing. 

J.Co Donuts coffee counter

J. Pops are the miniature version of J.Co Donuts.  Great for kids!

Box of J.Pops donuts

Choices for the hot and cold drinks

J.Co hot and cold drinks list

two boxes of J.Co donuts

I bought a hazelnut latte and got a free glazzy donut. I find the hazelnut latte too sweet but good!

Glazed donut and coffee

Go and discover your own favorites at J.Co Donuts & Coffee! For those who have tried, have become addicted, or going through a withdrawal phase from these amazing treats, please do share your favorites with me!

J.Co Donuts & Coffee Manila:
G/F SM Megamall Megastrip B
8am-10pm (Weekdays) and 8am-12midnight (Weekends)


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