donut connection

On the way back to Rehoboth after the Dogfish Dash last weekend, my friend and I spotted Donut Connection on the side of the road. Sure, it could be a typical place like Dunkin Donuts or one of those places that sell donuts bought from the price club, but it could also be a hidden gem, a place serving homemade donuts or something unique and special.

Not wanting to eat too much (since we had plans to stuff our faces again at the brewpub), we got one blueberry cake donut. Right before we paid, we noticed a strange item on the menu, the Delaware Donut. We immediately asked the woman behind the counter about it. She said, “You know pigs in a blanket……wrapped in a donut batter.” Our faces lit up as soon as we heard pigs in a blanket, we knew exactly what this was. It was a breakfast sausage wrapped in cheese and encased with donut batter. Of course, there was still speculation that this coulda been pretty awful. Thoughts of frozen breakfast sausage (ex. Brown & Serve, Jimmy Dean) and a stale donut outside filled our minds.

We were pleasantly surprised. It was quite fantastic. The donut outside was warm, fresh, and tasty. The sausage was great too. It’s casing gave a nice snap to it and was delicious.

The blueberry cake donut was standard. Nothing to write home about there. I did note a large production area that you could see through the window of the restaurant. There was a donut machine back there! Eat that Dunkin Donuts.

Have any of you ever had or heard of a Delaware Donut?

Upon further research, it turns out that Donut Connection is actually a chain with locations in several states on the East Coast and Midwest. It may not offer as much as Dunkin Donuts but that Delaware Donut was far better than any breakfast sandwich I’ve ever had at DD.

Donut Connection
26850 Lewes Georgetown Highway
Harbeson, DE 19951

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  1. Christopher says:

    Pretty psyched to see locations in Cape May & Wildwood, NJ. They better also offer the “Delaware Donut” (or some renamed version thereof)…

  2. Melissa says:

    Ahhhhh.. That Delaware Donut is making me want to make Homer Simpson noises.

  3. Bryan says:

    The Delaware donut sounds better than it looks.

  4. Thea says:

    Actually, Dunkin Donuts used to serve Delaware Donuts at least 20 years ago. My family used to get them all of the time from the (at the time) the closest Dunkin Donuts to our house. And those WERE the best breakfast sandwiches ever. I’m glad to see that someone is still serving them. I long for Dunkin to bring them back as I don’t know of a close Donut Connection. :/

  5. ItsMeDaveT says:

    NEVER at Dunkin Donuts….

    It was Mr Donut (now closed)

    • Renee says:

      No it was at dunkin donuts, but it was only a select few in new castle county that served them, the two that were famous for them in the late hours were DD on Rt 13 right before the 13/40 split and the one on 273 by Christiana Skating Rink… In high school we used to get them on the way home from partying…. And you could get them pretty much any way you wanted, sausage egg and cheese, sausage and cheese, ham and cheese ( which was a real popular one). They never should have did away with them!

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