The Donut Experiment is coming to Lombard! If you’re not familiar with what this is, then you’re in for a real treat. You know us, we’re always looking for the best sweet treats around the Chicagoland area. That’s why we’re so damn excited for this one. The Donut Experiment began life in 2012 as Anna Maria Donuts in Anna Maria, FL. The original mad scientists are the husband-and-wife team of Shawn and Cecilia Wampole. Hailing from the Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania, the couple was surprised to find that there was not a donut shop on Anna Maria Island when they vacationed there. What originally started out as a joke about opening a donut shop, eventually led to, after some number crunching and careful planning, the couple quitting their jobs, selling their house, and moving to Florida.
Shawn and Cecilia always liked boutique-style donut shops and wanted their shop to be more of an experience. So they decided to create a shop where the donuts were made right in front of the customers, and the customers were able to decide what THEY wanted on THEIR donuts. Following in the wake of their local success, Shawn and Cecilia have decided to try and bring their concept to a larger audience. Hence, The Donut Experiment was born.
The Donut Experiment is currently being enjoyed in Anna Maria, FL, St. Augustine, FL, St.Charles, MO, and Alvaton, KY. But, they are to expand into Lombard very soon! Unfortunately there is no opening date soon, but we will keep you updated. And if you’re still not sure what this is? I will break it down.
You choose your donut flavor, you choose your icing, you choose your topping, and you choose your drizzle. That’s it! Unlike Dunkin’ or the other chain donut shops, you have full control over what kind of donut you want! And if you’re not sure what to pick, they can give you a selection of their most popular combinations. They also feature their ‘Special Donuts.’ These are Key Lime, Sriracha, and Daily Special. The Key Lime Donut features Vanilla Icing, Graham Cracker, and their homemade Key Lime Drizzle. The Sriracha Donut features Peanut Butter, Peanuts, and a Sriracha Drizzle. Their Daily Specials change, so reach out to your location to find out what they are serving!
You can view they’re menu process here!