This is part of a series of posts for Michigan 2014.
Other posts in this series include: Tony's Original Restaurant, Whitehouse, Cops & Doughnuts, Levi's Food & Spirits, Genji's, Clam Lake Beer Company, and Grand Traverse Pie Company.
After grabbing burgers at nearby Whitehouse, the GF's family and I walked over to the famed doughnut shop and bakery in Clare, Michigan. Since 1896, it's been in operation and there was once a time where the business was within weeks of closing.
That's when the nine members (yes, all nine) of the local police department banned together to save the doughnut shop. Renamed 'Cops and Doughnuts,' this business boasts a wide range of confections.
Staring at the offerings, it was hard to choose just one. Which is why we decided to go with a host of them.
Of course, when I saw the maple glazed bacon doughnuts, I had to get one of those as well.
Before we indulged in this sugary high, we stopped by to check out the adjoining store, which offering some kitschy items related to cops and doughnuts, as well as a bunch of shirts hocking Michigan Mitten pride.
But eventually, it was time to enjoy.
The apple turnover and cherry-glazed doughnuts were delicious and home-made. There's also something about rice crispy treats that are from a bakery and not from a blue-chrome wrapper.
But naturally, the real star of the lot was the maple bacon doughnut. It tasted like breakfast in your mouth - salty, sweet, syrup, creamy, and crunchy - all in one bite. So if you're ever in Clare, Michigan or a relative stone's throw a way, stop by and get your fix!