OUR YEAST RAISED DONUT OUR STORY
Flip Flops Donuts have been described by customers not only as the lightest, fluffiest, best-tasting pastries they ever tasted but also the most generous in value. Our Flip Flops Donuts are the favorite breakfast food and day and night snack food option for the tens of thousands vacationers who visit Emerald Isle and the Crystal Coast every year.
Aside from vacationers seeking a unique and memorable “happiness” confection, we sell our handmade, made fresh donuts year ‘round to:
residents of Emerald Isle and the Crystal Coast;
families who are bringing a treat to soccer, baseball, football, and basketball practices;
business owners who buy donuts for perspective clients or to thank loyal customers and employees.
Flip Flops Donuts follows a 100 year old, original recipe using high quality, specially blended flour, pure vegetable shortening, and rich spices selected from among the world’s best.
The world of donuts is divided into two camps: cake and yeast. (You could also argue that there are two more camps: doughnut and donut.) A cake donut starts with a sweetened dough that’s leavened with the help of baking powder, and is extruded into oil to cook. Cake donuts include those crunchy, old fashioned donuts that are sometimes glazed and sometimes not. These are the donuts you purchase by the dozen in grocery and convenience stores.
Yeast donuts, aka raised (because the dough is raised), are your classic glazed donut ― the kind you purchase fresh from the bakery. A raised donut is cut out into a shape before proofing and it is fried to golden, dough-y perfection. They’re light and airy, but have a chew and a slight yeast flavor.
Flip Flops Donut Shop only makes hand made, made fresh, yeast donuts...DAILY!!
Our ring-shaped donuts are glazed and can be topped with chocolate or maple icing. Our filled donuts are injected with custard, butter creme, fruit preserves (a jelly donut) or Oreo cookies.
Come watch us mix, cure, roll, cut, proof, fry and glaze our classic yeast-raised Flip Flops Donuts at our new location at 7702 Emerald Drive (between Live Oak and Cedar Streets)