iN VIDEO: Crispy outside and creamy inside, this Vernon food truck's mini-donuts are a must try
Crispy on the outside with a soft, creamy filling, the Boston Cream mini-donuts at Ogopogo Concessions are something to sink your teeth into this summer.
Paige Beckett’s father Lorne Beckett started Ogopogo Concessions roughly 12 years ago.
"We’re known for putting gourmet toppings on top of our donuts, like Boston cream, maple bacon and salted caramel,” she said.
Boston cream is really popular, she said. Other delicious flavours include mini-donuts with a banana pie filling, called The King!, warm apple pie topping for the Caramel Apple and a Salted Caramel with a sweet caramel glaze and sprinkles of Maldon sea salt.
In a typical year, you can find them at the Calgary Stampede, the PNE, the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival and Shambala, she said, adding that you can also find them in the winter months at Caravan Theatre. The food truck made a stop in Kelowna's Drive-Thru Food Truck Festival last weekend.
This year, you can find them every Thursday, Friday and Saturday you in the parking lot of Jim's Place Pizza in Vernon.
“Most of the time it’s just me and (my dad)… it’s fun,” she said. “He was a chef for a while and had a lot of good ideas so he thought that making a truck would be good.”
The batter for the mini-donuts is made and cooked in a deep fryer for longer than the average temperature to make them extra crispy and then a sprinkling of sugar is added, Beckett said.
Customer Ethan Jackson-Gale thinks the donuts are delicious and would have them again.
“They’re hard on the outside and soft on the inside, (and crispy),” he said.
At the concession’s other truck in Vancouver, customers can also sample the famous deep-fried coffee, made with a cake batter, which has been featured on the Food Network.
Try them for yourself by visiting their Facebook page to stay updated on where you can find them.
Ogopogo Concessions is part of a short video series which explores Okanagan food culture. Stay tuned for more features during the summer.
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